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The Public Choice Programme offers you - the audience - the chance to select your favourite films from a fantastic range of animation films made over the past two years.

Three programmes containing a mix of animated shorts, music videos and commercials are screening at 21 venues across the UK.


Venues and Dates


Public Choice Programme 1

Imperial Provisor Frombald | Elizabeth Hobbs | 4:00
A true story about an 18th government official required to travel deep into the Serbian countryside to resolve a spot of Vampire Hysteria.

Left | Eamonn O'Neill | 12:00 | Royal College of Art
We got older. We drifted apart. Neill changed. And so did I.

Sandy | Joseph Mann | 2:32 | Blink Ink
Summer is here and with it comes sun, sea and Sandy: Playful, bright and ever so slightly NSFW.

Brave New Old | Adam Wells | 9:30
About trying to be creative and implications that has in the modern world.

Schrödinger's Cat | Chavdar Yordanov | 3:00 | University of Portsmouth
A  humorous & creepy interpretation of a thought experiment, when quantum mechanics is applied to everyday objects, resulting in a contradiction with common sense.

The Day I Killed my Best Friend | Antonio J Busto Algarin | 6:10 | Middlesex University
Regla, 9, hates bath time, and usually gets rid of her bath water without her mother knowing One day she and her imaginary best friend have to confront the onset of puberty.

Atoms of Peace: Before Your Very Eyes | Andrew Thomas Huang | 5:48 | Colonel Blimp for XL Recordings
Live footage and stop frame sets were reworked in CG, to turn the singer into an Ozymandias-style statue in the desert, to eye melting and and psychedelic effect.

Tame Impala: Feels Like We're Only Going Backwards | Becky  & Joe | 3:13 | Becky & Joe for Modular Recordings
Animating 1000 hand-made individual plasticine collages to offer a extraordinary visual trip through a psychedelic microcosm.

The Dewberry Empire | Christian Schlaeffer | 7:45 | Royal College of Art
An eight year-old girl and six year-old boy amble through a strange and still summer afternoon in a world which seems to exist only for them.

On Loop | Christine Hooper | 5:00 | Royal College of Art
Four in the morning, crapped out, yawning.

A Black Cow Film | Cat Bruce | 1:10 |

Swedbank: Percent | Steve Harding-Hill | :45 | Aardman Animations for Lowe Brindfors.

Talk Talk: Model Britain | Daniel Kleinman | 1:00 | Glassworks Ltd for CHI + Partners.

Buy Buy Baby | Gervais Merryweather  | 8:45 | National Film & Television School
Set in the roaring 20s: things are looking great for Frederick Finklesworth II and the New York Stock Exchange. But can they survive his daughter Betty being left in his care for the day and the ensuing mayhem?

Public Choice Programme 2

Recipe for Gruel | Sharon Smith | 10:00
Life, one meal at a time.

Jamon | Iria Lopez | 8:00 | National Film & Television School
José is a teenage pig living in a Spanish town; he is the only pig in his family. One day a new neighbour moves in next door, and José starts to come to terms with who he really is.

The Hungry Corpse | Gergely Wootsch | 10:00 | Beakus
A short tale set in London’s bustling, yet desolate Trafalgar Square about an ancient, rather hungry corpse and a pigeon. A story about companionship but also, a textural imprint of a dark, monochrome London from the perspective of a still, solitary protagonist.

The Ballad of Julio | Leo Blackmur, James Bown, Zan Flaker Berce, Alex Speed & Michael Wilde | 2:20 | University of Hertfordshire
A gift of food forces a poor Mexican busker to choose between friendship or damnation.

Handle with Care | 4:30 | Ticktock Robot
A humorous guide to caring for a newborn baby. Factual information is juxtaposed with the imagination and personal experiences of a director and first time father. A warped take on the conventional infographic.

Marilyn Myller  | Mikey Please | 6:00 | Blink Ink
Marilyn is trying really hard to make something that is good: expectations and reality are goingC to align, perfectly. No, it will be even better than she imagined. It will be epic. It will be tear-jerkingly profound. Nothing can go wrong…

Flora: Wrestlers | Catfish Collective (Daniella Orsini & Joe Orton) | :40 | Loose Moose for adam & eveDDB.

WWF: We Don't Farm Like This | againstallodds | 1:00 | Fieldtrip for John St.

Barclay's: Life Skills | Marc Reisbig | :40 | Fieldtrip for ITN.
With mere young people than ever unemployed, Barclays "Life Skills' initiative is a great idea. This film is driven by on of boy's real life experience.

My Face in Space | Tom Jobbins| 10:00 | NFTs
Larry’s  is one of them; something he hopes will make him Earth Ambassador. He’s one of many who start to believe the hype. However his girlfriend  isn’t fooled – and gives him an ultimatum: Me or Space?

Carpark | Ant Blades | 1:00 | Birdbox Studio
A simple shopping trip goes horribly wrong.

Mr & Mrs Panda | Will Anderson | 5:30 | Scottish Documentary Institute
Two Chinese pandas gifted to Edinburgh Zoo take up residence. Will love ever bloom between them in this forced arrangement?

Benjamin Scheuer: The Lion | Peter Baynton | 3:20 | Radish Pictures Ltd for Escapist Records
A pride of cardboard lions and their friends tell the troubled singer/songwriter’s family history.

Arctic Monkeys: Do I Wanna Know | David Wilson | 4:25 | Colonel Blimp for Domino Records
Simple lines and a handful of colours create an infinite dimension where choreography, drag racing and illustrative sound waves happily co-exist.

Bingo Players: Get Up (Rattle) | Tim Hope | 2:57 | Passion Pictures for Ministry of Sound Recording Limited
A group of vigilante ducks on a London Estate take revenge on a group of delinquent kids.

Public Choice Programme 3

Apodemy | Katerina Athanasopoulou | 5:15
Plato likens the human soul to a cage, where knowledge is birds flying….While Europe seems to be imploding, this is my portrait of Athens.

Hart's Desire | Gavin Robinson | 6:23 | Edinburgh College of Art
A drawn film using layouts inspired by comic strips and split screen cinema to tell a pastoral and circular story that revolves around greener grass and a cup of tea.

I am Tom Moody | Ainslie Henderson | 6:55 | Edinburgh College of Art
A stop frame film exploring the fear of performance in the mind of a performance in the mind of the performer…

The Shirley Temple | Daniela Sherer | 9:40 | Royal College of Art
The boundaries between childhood and adulthood become blurry for a kid at his mother’s cocktail party. Characters, symbols and abstractions interchange to examine the relationships between children and adults, escapism and sexuality.

The Staves: Winter Trees | Karni + Saul | 3:45 | Aardman Animations for Atlantic Records
The visual treatment was inspired by 3D laser-cut wood puzzles, via a combination of Flash and CG animation.

Laish: Carry Me | Mark Nute | 5:05 | Mark Nute Animation for Folkwit Records
An exploration of love told through the eyes of a horse on wheels and a homesick penguin.

Savages: Marshal Dear | Gergely Wootsch | 4:00 | Beakus for Matador Records
Inspired by a repetitive dream the band’s singer couldn’t get out of her head, exploring themes of destruction and war with reference to Kurt Vonnegut, blending 2D and 3D animation seamlessly.

Wildebeest | Ant Blades | 1:00 | Birdbox Studio
Two wildebeest contemplate crossing a river.

In The Air Is Christopher Gray | Felix Massey | 9:45 | Nexus
Christopher Gray has been in love with Stacey for quite some time, and no amount of lemonade can cool his desire. Meanwhile, Barry Flint has just bought his son a 5-foot python...

Andrex: Hakle | Mike McGee | :20 | Framestore for JWT.

Qualcomm Snapdragon: Coming Soon | Butler & David Mellor | 1:00 | Framestore for Ogilvy & Mather, LA.

Three: The Big Fish | Diarmid Harrison-Murray  | :30 | Framestore for Boys and Girls.

I Love You So Hard | Ross Butter | 4:20 | Rather Good Films
Our demented lothario loves his lady very hard: desperate to win her, he demonstrates his affections by explaining all the wonderful things he will do for her. Unfortunately, however…

Head over Heels | Tim Reckart | 10:20 | National Film & Television School
A husband and wife have grown apart over the years. He lives on the floor, she lives o the ceiling, and the marriage hangs in the balance.

Marilyn Myller  
Tame Impala: Feels Like We're Only Going Backwards
Andrex: Hakle
Hart's Desire
Three: Big Fish
Laish Carry Me
A Recipe for Gruel
I am Tom Moody
I Love You So Hard
On Loop
The Shirley Temple
Mr & Mrs Panda
Benjamin Scheuer: The Lion
My Face in Space