The Big Weekend 2012 Programme 1:

Screening: 15:00 on Saturday 7th July

Location: The Big Screen Cinema

Animation can require large production budgets and studio facilities or, as some here certainly are, be produced on a kitchen table and filmed with an iphone.

Cinema Shorts presents a selection of styles and types which we are sure will amuse and entertain, and we hope may also inspire.

Ju Ju’s Swirls

Ju Ju's Swirls

Filmmaker: Leeanne Flynn

We follow Juju as she disappears down the bath plug hole and emerges in another altogether stranger world.

(1:30, Animation, UK, 2010)



Filmmaker: Russel Taysom

There’s something in the fields . . . something evil!

(1:22, Animation, UK, 2010)

Remembering Formby

Remembering Formby

Filmmaker: Sue Elliott

Formby Patterson-Wright had one of the most recognisable faces in the country.

His career spanned over four decades and his work can still be seen on road signs, construction sites and public buildings today.

This film offers a brief insight into the life and work of one of the safest men who ever lived.

(5:01, Animation, UK, 2011)



Filmmaker: Kirk Hendry, Lydia Russel

A tale of obsession with junk food that may prove hard to swallow!

(6:00, Animation, UK, 2009)

The Girl with the World in Her Hair

The Girl With The World In Her Hair

Filmmakers: Debbie Howard

A girl with amazing curly hair.

Real footage and animation tells the story of her crowning glory.

(3:22, Live Action/Animation, UK, 2012)

Parek Det’artko

Parek Det'artko

Filmmaker: Vivien Peach

Always hop, skip and play with your food

(1:49, Animation, UK, 2009)



Filmmaker: Kirk Hendry, Libby Durdy

A tale of death and rebirth rages in a jungle world of shadowy hands

(5:36, Animation, UK, 2008)

Happy Cloud

Happy Cloud

Kids TV show, Happy Cloud, is losing viewers.

In an attempt to boost ratings, the director brings in Jiggy Bigwig to give his cast a makeover.

As the show’s star, ‘Happy Cloud’ is not happy with the changes until he realizes change could mean the opportunity of winning some prestigious awards!

(5:24, Comedy, UK, 2009)

Real Estate

Real Estate

Filmmaker: Jonathan Weston

This animation shows what happens when real life infects the imagery of a glossy property advert.

Exploiting the familiar style of architectural visualisation, the film tracks the adverts increasingly reactionary responses to escalating urban events.

(3:48, Animation, UK, 2008)

Dog’s Day Afternoon

Dog's Day Afternoon

Filmmaker: Avgousta Zourelidi

A story about a dog, an old lady and some . . . donuts.

(2:57, Animation, UK, 2008)

Pigs in the Woods

Pigs in the Woods

Filmmakers: Mark Fleming and Friends at Rowan, Anna Kendrew (Art Tutor at Rowan)

Pigs are happy in the wood but little do they know that their days are numbered but the crows hatch a plan to save the pigs bacon.

A collaborative story-telling project from the students of Rown, Humberstone Road.

(2:15, Stop Frame Animation, UK, 2012)

Chicks on the Highway

Chicks on the Highway

Filmmaker: Helen Unt

Two girls stop their car to take a pee but the car rolls off down the road.

A hero sees they need help and takes off to solve their problem.

(4:55, Animation, EE, 2012)

Grandfather’s Skip

Grandfather's Skip

Filmmaker: Ken Kaizu

The usual story of grandfather who tries to walk to distance and grandmother who tries to manage to take side with it.

(4:59, Animation, JP, 2010)

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