An animated short film by Yamamura Kouji.
The evil secret society known as the Telephone Pole Gang seeks to take over the world by first taking over a certain prefecture on Kyūshū (they never specify which one). In order to thwart the evil plans of the Telephone Pole Gang, Imazuru High School creates the Prefectural Earth Defense Force, composed of problem teachers and students from the school. They are also joined by a cyborg transfer student from India.
First shortfilm of one of the greastets animation portuguese directors
Jack has moved to Hokkaido to get treatment for an illness, but he's lonely and unhappy. One night a man on a horse rides through his window to help him. For a reason he doesn't understand, Jack instantly knows the man's name and feels they've met somewhere before. The man, Cu Chulainn, tells Jack to open the moonlight shadow window, which leads him to Nymphidia, the world of Midsummer Night's Dream, whose inhabitants are waiting for a new Fairy King Based on a manga from 1978 by Ryoko Yamagishi.
The [film's] sequences are cross-sectional photographic scans of pieces of hardwood, burls and branches.
A sinister flying pod crashes to Earth and unleashes a giant mechanical roach that attacks the city.
13 scientists seek to tap genetic powers by creating a hybrid of man and beast. Years later, 13 of their children are embroiled in a battle to undo their handiwork, while Shinichi, the son of one of the scientists, teams up with Christian super-beings to save the world.
While in the country on a trip with his mother, a young boy winds up playing with some of the local wildlife, and he soon turns into a rabbit himself. In fact, he has the ability to turn himself into various animals, which causes no end of trouble for his family.
Between Sand and Tides is a stop motion animation film that portrays the repeated tension between a girl and a huge anteater, while depending on each other to survive the desert. It sets out to explore and articulate the mental struggles that I went through in my depressive years.
A petty thief takes shelter in a rundown apartment building to hide from the policeman chasing him. But none of them expects what awaits them inside. The house - or is there something hiding in it? - isn’t planning on letting anybody out alive. Cop and thief have to put aside their differences if they want to escape the house of the Gorgon.
When difficulties arise, Wanda simply runs from her problems. Fortunately, she does not have to run alone!
An abstract animation film in which a series of shapes rotate and evolve into other forms producing an illusion of depth. Colour, texture and superimposed images undergo structural variations. - MIFF
A drinking bird toy is sick and tired about his routine life. When the lights turn off, he comes to life and try to escape from his perpetual movement.
In Candy Guard's debut film, an overweight woman with a bag on her head sits down and swears at everyone she sees.
Japanese independently-animated short.
Kitty and her twin sister Mimmi share fun adventures with their friends and family. Along the way, they learn important lessons every little boy and girl should know: how to share, how to count, all about safety, table manners and much more. Stories include "The Magic Bags", "The Dust Monster", "Put on a Happy Place", "The Train to Grandma's House", "Paper Play", "Sizing Things Up", "The Broken Robot" and "What's in Store?".
A small group of filmmakers, photographers and musicians are setting out on a journey to explore the remote countryside of Iceland and document our experiences with the landscape, residents and traditions we encounter.