Shorts 4 - Hilariously Strange & Incredibly Dark

Duration: 01:30:00

Rating: AA

Chaotic, artistic enjoyment from a subconscious dimension. Expect a bit of strange, a dab of blood, a generous dollop of humour, and the amazing, visionary ‘wow’ that this recipe creates.

Adam Buxton - Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight

dir. Layzell Bros | United Kingdom, 2012

The Layzells take us on a surreal romp through a richly textured cartoon world dreamed up by a hallucinating out-of-work animator (played by Mr Buxton himself).

Fingers Tale

dir. Sinem Vardarli , Luca Schenato | Turkey, 2013

The toes of a man detached from the foot, on their way to the beauty parlor of neighborhood where they can have a pedicure. On their journey they meet 'yakuza fingers' of a Japanese chef who don't like intruders in their territory.

Lionfish Delusion

dir. José Enrique Rivera Rivera | Puerto Rico, 2012

Inspired by the Lionfish plague, this neo-noir film tells a story about greed and hierarchy in the Caribbean reefs.


dir. Joni Männistö | Finland, 2011

A child discovers life inside a dead bird and starts to play with it.

Birthdeus X

dir. Mack Carruthers | Canada, 2013

A research base on a remote planet is home to a boy turning 10 years old. He receives an unexpected gift for his birthday from the corporation.

Fatal Vittles

dir. Devin Bell | USA, 2012

A dark and whimsical alphabet piece about 26 things to never ever eat.

Bird Shit

dir. Caleb Wood | Japan, 2013

A study of birds, through an arrangement of photos of bird shit.

Dry Grass in a Blue Vase

dir. Maria Ivanova | Russian Federation , 2013

After the unexpected death of her husband, a woman discovers an ancient secret. Now she must decide what to do with this 'legacy'.


dir. Nick Cross | Canada, 2013

Perihelion is a cartoon without a beginning, middle or end. Inspired by the art of post WWI Germany.

The Animation Tag Attack

dir. Christen Bach, Wolfgang Reimers, Mads Juul, Andreas Normand Grontved, Ned Wenlock, Oren mashkovski, Maxwell Oginni, Ewen Stenhouse, Mikey Please, Francesco Giroldini, Brendan Carroll | Denmark, Germany , 2012

Follow a Bear and a Duck in their relentless quest for a green bottle in order to set things right in this unique animation tag team project by 11 of today's hottest animators.

Moones - Better Energy

dir. Peter Sluszka | USA, 2012

Marooned on an iceberg, the British band Moones tries to survive with the help of a resourceful cat as mysterious events unfold.

A**hole Robot

dir. Geri Bertolo, Chris Walsh | Canada, 2012

A joyriding gang of teenage hooligans learns a valuable lesson- don’t mess with A**hole Robot.

The Deep End

dir. Jake Fried | USA, 2013

Hand-drawn animation with ink, white-out and coffee.

I, Pet Goat II

dir. Louis Lefebvre | Canada, 2012

In I, Pet Goat II, each symbol tells a piece of a story that covers the fields of history, politics, war, occultism and spirituality.


dir. Peter Millard | United Kingdom, 2012

I once lived in a Boogodobiegodongo and I felt better.