Part of the Japanese Film Festival 2012
JAPANESE INDIE ANIMATION
This programme is a sample of some of the most interesting Japanese Indie Animations from recent years, revealing the outer limits of this powerful and expressive medium in which anything is possible.
MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The world of Japanese animation is vast and fascinating, but beyond the images of doe-eyed schoolgirls with magic powers or giant mecha humanoids battling it out amongst the stars familiar to us all from the output of the commercial mainstream anime industry lies an even more alien and exotic realm.
From the very introduction of the medium to Japan back in 1917, legions of visionaries and artists have laboured away independently to create works that challenge our very notions of the word ‘animation’.
The Beyond Anime: The Outer Limits programme presents just a sample of some of the most interesting Japanese Indie Animations from recent years, revealing the outer limits of this powerful and expressive form of filmmaking.
THE LIST OF ANIMATION SHORTS
Syasou (Shasô), Ryû Furusawa, 2008, 2 min
Ichigwankoku, Ryô Hirano, 2009, 6 min
Fantasy Girl (Kûsô shôjo), Hanamushi (a.k.a. Akira Noyama), 2009, 6 min
Death of Phonebook, Cinema Iloobia (a.k.a. Tim Grabham), 2011, 2 min
Stinky Winky, Ktooonz (a.k.a. Keiko Nakamura), 2002, 2 min
Requiem For Pioneer (Rekuiemu fo paionia), Yoshihiro Haku and Sachiko Hiraoka, 2008, 3 min
Future Man (Ari-ningen monogatari), Ryô Hirano, 2008, 7 min
Doroningen, Masahiro Ôsuka, 2007, 4 min
Mizutamamoyo, Ryû Furusawa, 2006, 5 min
Enchanted Forest (Mayoi no mori), Ktooonz (a.k.a. Keiko Nakamura), 1994, 9 min
A Labyrinth of Residence (Kyojû meikyû) Naska Saitô, 2008, 5 min
Ta-Ta Tosy Tit, Yoshihiro Haku and Sachiko Hiraoka, 2009, 5 min
The Straw Girl and the Strange House (Mugiwara shôjo to henna ie), Hanamushi (a.k.a. Akira Noyama), 2009, 1 min
Holiday (Horidei), Ryô Hirano, 2011, 14 min
Melting Medama, Sayaka Oku, 2011, 5 min
The Last Train (Saishuu ressha no yoru), Mana Fujii, 2008, 3 min
With the support of Zipangu Fest
Tickets: £5 / £3.50 (conc)
Or £4.50 tickets online http://www.wegottickets.com/event/150573
Part of our Japanese Film Festival 2012 (14 to 29 January 2012), more info here
14 Jan 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Incredible horror film from 1938, never shown in the UK before 2011.
17 Jan 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Three experimental films from 2004 to 2011 and an introduction from a specialist.
19 Jan 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Funny / horror teenage mockumentary, especially translated for Zipangufest - Blair Witch Project meets The X-Factor.
29 Jan 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Gorgeous documentary about Japanese Buddhism, or more precisely some of its sounds.