The rainbow flag colours aren’t the only colours on show here in this wonderful collection of diverse animation shorts from across the globe. This showcase proves yet again that animation can bring to splendid life the sublime and the absurd in equal measures.
Do You Even Carrot All? Dir – Daniel Sterlin-Altman, Canada, 2-18, 3 mins
A satirical stop motion-animated short exploring the role of hedonism and regret amongst men in contemporary queer communities.
Dix Pix Dir – Steven Fraser, UK, 2019, 4 mins
An animated documentary that looks at the gay male/trans/non-binary body and why it is common for people to send naked pictures via dating apps.
Dear Girl Dir – Ji-Eun Choi & Hyo-Jeong Cho, South Korea, 2019, 5 mins, Korean with English subtitles
A woman in a painting hanging in a museum falls in love with the curator.
Olga’s Self Insert Fan Fiction Dir – Ella Sanderson and Georgette Stefoulis, Australia, 2018, 3 mins
Who’s bored, horny, and on a mission to kill Tom Hanks? Olga…
Docking Dir – Trevor Anderson, Canada, 2019, 4 mins
Trevor reflects on his fear of dating.
Mr Mare Dir – Luca Tóth, Hungary, France, 2019, 19 mins
Looking at an x-ray image a young handsome man is horrified to learn that the weird, tumor-like lump on his chest is the top of a tiny plump man’s head.
Top 3 Dir – Sofie Edvardsson, Sweden, 2019, 44 mins, Swedish with English subtitles
In this funny, bittersweet romantic comedy, perpetual list-maker Anton falls in love with David, but things start to go awry when Anton realises that his dreams in life might be in direct opposition to David’s.