Films save the world!
Shorts Attack November
The global dilemma between humankind and nature in 14 sustainable works:
They aim for the heart of our sensibilities in order to shake us awake – without ever leaving the realm of good entertainment. This programme comprises a selection taken from interfilm Festival’s environmental focus (Nov. 2011), condensing volatile themes in analytical, grotesquely ironic and sometimes bizarre narrative ways: Get to know the cows of the future; reflect upon fishing; experience climate consequences in Africa; buy plastic bags and throw them away – but remember this: one day hamburgers will eat you!
Pete Bishop, England 2010, Animation, 3 min
[ audacious oil production animation ]
A glimpse into man’s relationship with oil and his insatiable greed for more, man never knows when to stop.
THE GUIDED TOUR
Martine Asselin, Canada 2010, Short Fiction, 5:30 min
[ cow science fiction ]
A group of tourists take a highly informative guided tour in the future – about the cows of yesteryear.
Matthieu Bernadat, Nils Boussuge, France 2010, Animation, 7 min
[ radiation film ]
An orphanage in Ukraine, where children prepare for mother’s day celebrations: Their mothers were all exposed to radiation from the Chernobyl disaster and the children visit the atomic plant.
WE MISS YOU
Hanna Maria Heidrich, Germany 2011, Short Fiction, 2 min
[ Urban nature thriller ]
Rush hour in New York. A deer suddenly appears among the cars. It has a message.
IT´S NOT FOOD! (Mangez Buvez Gavez)
David Myriam, France 2009, Animation, 10 min
[ goose-farming sand animation ]
No more wild ponds or grass, it’s time for metal cages, tubes and neon lights and an overdose of corn. Poetic sand animation about animal farming.
THE ACCIDENTAL SEA
Ransom Riggs, USA 2011, Documentary, 6:30 min
[ desert film ]
A post-apocalyptic landscape without people – the Salton Lake in California. Is this what our world will look like in the future?
ALL MEN ARE CALLED ROBERT
Marc-Henri Boulier, France 2010, Short Fiction, 6 min
[ forest thriller ]
A naked man runs through the forest. Who is after him and who wants to shoot him? He hears alluring signals….!
Liou Da-wei u.a. Taiwan 2009, Animation, 1 min
[ ecological poetry ]
A journey through a marvellous world created by dabs of colour and blots of ink.
DIE ÜBERFISCHUNG DER MEERE
Uli Henrik Streckenbach, Germany 2011, Animation, 4:20 min
[ fishery analysis ]
There’s a lot of talk about the overfishing of the seas. But hardly anyone knows how devastating the dimensions really are…
WHEN THE WATER ENDS
Evan Abramson, USA 2011, Documentary, 16 min
[ climate conflict film ]
Temperatures rise and water is scarce: The climate catastrophe drives Ethiopian and Kenyan tribes to fierce conflicts along the border.
THE INCIDENT AT TOWER 37
Chris Perry, USA 2009, Animation, 11 min
[ animal revolution ]
Gigantic water tanks are scattered throughout the desert to serve humanity. The desert was once an ocean. Reason enough for the water creatures to step in.
THE MAJESIC PLASTIC BAG
Jeremy Konner, USA 2010, Documentary, 4 min
[ pollution poetry ]
From the perspective of a plastic bag: It lifts off and meets up with other plastic bags at the bottom of the sea.
Paul Alexandre u.a., France 2010, Animation, 6 min
[ culinary revenge ]
A man enjoys a quiet lunch on a park bench when all of a sudden his hamburger attacks him – and a culinary bloodbath seizes the city.
Rupert Jones, England 2007, Short Fiction, 3 min
[ plastic bag grotesque ]
Fantastic educational piece about the necessity of plastic bags: A woman goes shopping, asks for a plastic bag and receives an enlightening discourse in return !