The IX Great Animated Film Festival

Friday 30 October 2015 - 10:00 to Sunday 08 November 2015 - 21:00
Moscow

The IX Great Animated Film Festival will take place in Moscow from 30 October to 8 November 2015. The programme will comprise of animated short and feature films from all over the world.

This year, British Council Russia will present a charity programme for children, teenagers, and adults. Each category includes Oscar-nominated cartoons and winners of many other prestigious awards (among them The McLaren Award).

For more information please visit the official website of the festival

Programme One: “Hannah and the Moon” (7 - 13 years old)

  • HANNAH AND THE MOON
    UK | 2013 | 5 min 45 sec
    Director: Kate Charter

     A lonely little girl who yearns for somebody to talk to begins to confide in the moon from her bedroom window each night. However, when a cloudy evening obscures her view, she ventures out into the garden to find her skyward friend.

  • HIGH ABOVE THE SKY
    UK | 2012 | 3 min
    Directors: Kim Noce and Shaun Clark

    Little Leo helps himself to a jar of sweeties in the supermarket. His Dad tells him off so he goes on the run. However when he finds himself heading for the moon, he starts to wish he'd never been naughty.

  • SUN
    UK | 2013 | 2 min
    Director: Paul Hill

    The sun has come out to play. Run for your lives!

  • WINTER TREES
    2012 | 3 min
    Directors: Karni and Saul

    Music video for The Staves, produced by Aardmann.

  • ELEPHANTS
    UK | 2008 | 11 min
    Director: Sally Pearce

    Kay Gray is a young girl growing up in an entirely grey house in a totally grey world with very, very, grey parents. However, her house gets infested with elephants.

  • SAUSAGE
    UK | 2014 | 6 min 16 sec
    Director: Robert Grieves

    The idyllic world of two artisan stallholders is invaded by a devious fast food vendor. The ferocious turf war that follows provokes life changing events resulting in one delicious discovery!

  • ERNESTO
    UK | 2010 | 6 min 47 sec
    Director: Corinne Ladeinde

    7 year old Ernesto feels left out when he realises he's the only kid in school with a full set of milk teeth. When his efforts to fit in fail miserably, Ernesto resorts to drastic measures to get rid of them but his teeth have other plans.

  • MISS TODD
    UK | 2013 | 13 min
    Director: Kirstina Yee

    It's 1909, and the whole world is waking to the possibilities of flight. Miss Todd dreams of flying, but she's got more than gravity holding her down. This is the story of her determination, her perseverance, and her passion.

  • INANIMATE
    UK | 2010 | 2 min 40 sec
    Director: Michael O'Donoghue, Soulla Josephides, Ying Hui Tan

    This film tells the story of a nameless alien who searches the galaxy for love.

  • THIS WAY UP
    UK | 2008 | 9 min 11 sec
    Directors: Alan Smith, Adam Faulkes
    Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.

Programme Two: “Catzilla” (14 to 18 years old)

  • THE MAGNIFICENT LION BOY
    UK | 2013 | 10 min 15 sec
    Director: Ana Caro

    On an expedition through Africa, anthropologist Leonard Orlov discovers a strange, feral child, raised by lions. Driven by a desire to civilise this creature, he takes the child back to London. But this is a Victorian England of strict social conventions and high moral values, and very soon, the child goes from being a sensation to being reviled and rejected.

  • CATZILLA
    UK | 2010 | 40 sec
    Director: Tokyoplastic

    Spawned in the ocean's depths... it stalks the earth! Diabolical Demon of Destruction... Kitteh Kitteh

  • THE TAIL GUNNER
    UK | 2010 | 40 sec
    Director: Tokyoplastic

    The nocturnal adventures of a mini feline in another mini epic from tokyoplastic’s Kitteh Kitteh micro series.

  • THE STORY TELLER
    UK | 2011 | 8 min 20 sec
    Director: Nandita Jain

    7 year old Nirmala confidently takes up her grandfather's role of storyteller, by putting on his glasses, in the hope that by telling the story correctly, she can get rid of the demons that riddle her grandfather's version.

  • THE MOON BIRD
    UK | 2010 | 14 min 42 sec
    Director: The Brothers McLeod

    A dark fairy tale about an orphan girl who must outwit a terrible sorceress with the help of a magical lunar bird.

  • CODSWALLOP
    UK | 2008 | 3 min 40 sec
    Director: The Brothers McLeod

    Based on a series of stream-of-consciousness illustrations by Greg McLeod, sent on postcards to his son.

  • A MORNING STROLL
    UK | 2011 | 6 min 47 sec
    Director: Grant Orchard

    Based on a series of stream-of-consciousness illustrations by Greg McLeod, sent on postcards to his son.

  • STANLEY PICKLE
    UK | 2010 | 11 min 19 sec
    Director: Vicky Mather

    Stanley's life runs like clockwork, until a chance encounter with a mysterious girl turns his world upside down...

  • THIS WAY UP
    UK | 2008 | 9 min 11 sec
    Directors: Alan Smith, Adam Faulkes

    Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.

Programme Three: “Rabbit Punch” (18+)

  • SAUSAGE
    UK | 2014 | 6 min 16 sec
    Director: Robert Grieves

    The idyllic world of two artisan stallholders is invaded by a devious fast food vendor. The ferocious turf war that follows provokes life changing events resulting in one delicious discovery!

  • CROW’S NEST
    UK | 2013 | 1 min
    Director: Robert Milne

    Ever get that feeling that you just can’t win? Crow is busy building his nest, but a cheeky competitor threatens to undo his hard work.

  • I AM TOM MOODY
    UK | 2012 | 7 min
    Director: Ainslie Henderson

    A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.

  • RABBIT PUNCH
    UK | 2008 | 5 min 43 sec
    Director: Kristian Andrews

     Nothing happens where we live so we do special ops...'

  • CATZILLA
    UK | 2010 | 40 sec
    Director: Tokyoplastic

    Spawned in the ocean's depths... it stalks the earth! Diabolical Demon of Destruction... Kitteh Kitteh

  • THE TAIL GUNNER
    UK | 2010 | 40 sec
    Director: Tokyoplastic

    The nocturnal adventures of a mini feline in another mini epic from tokyoplastic’s Kitteh Kitteh micro series.

  • SPIN
    UK | 2010 | 3 min 56 sec
    Director: Max Hattler

    When conflict becomes a spectacle, the lines between destruction and entertainment get blurred… 

  • A FAMILY PORTRAIT
    UK | 2009 | 4 min 44 sec
    Directors: Joseph Pierce

    A family portrait session goes horribly wrong as secrets and jealousy bubble to the surface under the photographer’s watchful gaze.

  • THE MAKING OF LONGBIRD
    UK | 2011 | 15 min 19 sec
    Directors: Will Anderson 

    A 'behind-the-scenes' look at an Animator as he struggles with his character.

  • PHOTOGRAPH OF JESUS
    UK | 2009 | 6 min 50 sec
    Directors: Laurie Hill

    An employee of a photo archive describes some of the most unusual requests for photographs he has had to deal with. 

  • THE TANNERY
    UK | 2010 | 5 min 31 sec
    Directors: Iain Gardner

    A fox encounters the ghost of a rabbit, and reflects on his responsibility as a hunter.

  • THIS WAY UP
    UK | 2008 | 9 min 11 sec
    Directors: Alan Smith, Adam Faulkes

    Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.