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The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
WED 22 June 16:15 Filmhouse 1 PRICE: £8.00 (£6.00 concs)
THU 23 June 16:15 Filmhouse 1 PRICE: £8.00 (£6.00 concs)
Fresh and innovative animation from around the British Isles.
A second helping of invigorating UK animation.
British animation unavoidably reflects British values; our love of pets is perfectly encapsulated in the latest adventures of Simon’s Cat, whilst our attitudes to sex gets some “doggie” perspective. Other British traits are referenced through a zombie orphan seeking affection, an aquatic creature winning the heart of a sea-witch, the temperamental climate, a celebration of Shakespeare, and our care for the elderly. All films compete for your vote to win the prestigious McLaren Award for Best British Animation. 
Amongst the animated jewels vying for your vote to be crowned the 27th McLaren Award Winner, we have prophetic characters delving into the future, an adaptation of a short story by Jack London, the tenderness of love inferred through potted plants, and the nature of reality torn apart in a way only animation can do. As with McLaren 1, this selection of short film represent the best animation talent working in the UK today. 
Dave Garry J Marshall, Chris Watson/UK/2015/12 min
I’m Good with Plants Thomas Harnett O’Meara/UK/2016/8 min
Fishwitch Adrienne Dowling/UK/2016/Fictional dialogue/Colour/ DCP/10 min
The Last Day Muqing Shu/UK/2015/6 min
Illusions Dominica Harrison/UK/2016/5 min The Inverted Peak The Brothers McLeod, Tom Angell/UK/2016/6 min Isabella Ross Hogg, Duncan Cowles/UK/2015/9 min Neck and Neck Shaun Clark/UK/2016/5 min Rain or Shine Felix Massie/UK/2016/6 min Simon’s Cat - Off to the Vet Simon Tofield/UK/2015/13 min
The Alan Dimension Jac Clinch/UK/2016/8 min
Lethe Kat Michaelides/UK/2016/10 min Love in Idleness Kim Noce/UK/2016/5 min A Love Story Anushka Naanayakkara/UK/2016/7 min Mr Madila Rory Waudby-Tolley/UK/2015/9 min No Place Like Home Cat Bruce/UK/2015/13 min Record/Record Robert Duncan/UK/2016/5 min
Stockholm 6 Magnus Lenneskog/UK/2015/9 min
Roger Ballen’s Theatre of Apparitions Emma Calder, Ged Haney/UK, South Africa/2016/5 min
The Wrong End of the Stick Terri Matthews/UK/2016/10 min
To Build a Fire (Construire un feu) Fx Goby/UK/2016/13 min
Edinburgh International Film Festival 70th edition | 15-26 June 2016
Published on May 25, 2016