269 Portobello Road, W11 1LR


Multvitamin - A day of World Animation and workshop -
Eastern Europe focus

12 – 5pm

A day of Eastern European animations spanning decades, will comprise of curated films that transgress the barrier of language. Fun for kids and adults alike, animation from Russia, Czech Republic, Georgia and others, will introduce kids to another culture. During Soviet era the animations produced were often on the themes of friendship, and nature, rich in colours and songs. The day will feature different themed films for different ages, and most will have none or little words. 

The screenings will run alongside kids animation related workshops, - learn how to make stop motion and flip book animations.
Ages 3-9 (approx)

Kira Zhigalina is a local artist and filmmaker born in Moscow.  

6pm – 10.30pm

Caroussel Christohoros Katsadiotis 3 minutes U
“Caroussel” is an artistic film based on printmaking (etching). All the pieces are consisting of small prints on paper and sound mix from industrial tools, morse code, peacocks, etc. Animation France

Tobias Tatu Junia Consani 1 minute
Tobias is a happy armadillo.Playing and rolling his fun. Whereever he goes, happiness goes with him. Animation Brazil

UKA Valle Comba Canales 3 minutes U
Uka is a little girl who lives in a grey abandoned factory. While she's painting of of her canvas, she finds a way of changing how she sees the world. Animation Spain

Ambición, explotación laboral, contaminación ambiental, degradación humana, plusvalía, corrupción y mucho más en el fantástico mundo del libre mercado! (Only in Spanish). Animation Argentina

NIGGUN Yoni Salmon U 13 mins
After a long journey through space the last two believers are about to reach their destination. Ananda, the space archaeologist, hopes to prove that Earth is not a myth and that all mankind did originated from the same tiny blue planet - but mostly he wants to prove his colleagues and his father wrong and to make the biggest discovery in history. Yamaka, the outcaste rabbi, is searching for something subtler. He believes that Jerusalem is not just a mystical idea, but an actual place, where he might find the feeling of holiness missing in his life. Together they followed the clues and arrived at
their destination, but instead of a living planet and a holy city, they find only the fragments of what once was...
Animation / Comedy Germany

Maria is a tour guide on sightseeing in Sao Paulo's downtown. Her dog Glaz accompanies her in the job. Maria is blind. POINTS OF VIEW is a short film shot on 16mm, with a sequence in light painting animation and a unique sound experience. This film will place the audience in the shoes of the characters. Animation Brazil

Martin is an unscrupulous chap who has never cared about anyone but himself. Until he meets Irina, a Russian girl. Animation Spain

"So who never thought about the Evil / saw herself in criminal nature" - the video portrays, through an analog cutout and collage stopmotion, the surreal in the loss of innocence and the seduction by the forbidden. Animation G-V Brazil

Roger  Ingrid Masarnau Amorós, Sonia Cendón Quireza, Sara Esteban Riera, Arnau Gòdia Montesinos, Martí Montañola Vilet 7 Minutes U
Roger plays the leading role in an stop motion animation series. He suffers an accident on set that leaves him out of the series. All is lost for him, until something unexpected will change his fate. Animation Spain

All I Need Is You Aitor Onederra Aguirre 5 minutes 15
Natalie is an android who lives outside Beirut with her husband and her cat. Addiction to your work will lead to an obsession with your victims. Animation Spain

MADE IN SPAIN Coke Riobóo 11 minutes 15
A miniature surrealist portrait of epic dimensions takes place in a sunny Spanish beach. Stop motion short made with scale H0 miniature figures Animation Spain

Land Without Evil Katalin Egely 4 minutes U Animation
Throughout history people have always been searching for a perfect place. This shortfilm, based on Guaraní mythology (Tierra sin mal), offers another point of view on paradise: what if the real paradise is inside us and lies in the harmony and unity of everything alive?

CALL OF CUTENESS Brenda Lien15 4 mins
Whilst we remain safe and sound, watching the highest grossing cat fail compilation -all that is kept out of sight gets back to us in this consumerist nightmare. On a global playground, without bounds, the cat’s body is devoured, exploited and controlled - its fear of pain being stronger than its longing for freedom. Objects are fetishized and subjects made into things that are quantifiable and ready for use. They are the natural resources of a luxury they will never know. We are here because you were there – and waste is dumped in the ocean. In the end, bodies reveal the causes and effects of power, pleasure and hate.
Animation Germany

The feeding habits of the common cameleon as never seen before.
Animation Germany

Oscar-winning and nominated Hungarian
short films and animations

Symphony no. 42 Réka Bucsi 10 mins
Symphony no. 42 presents 47 observations in the irrational connections between human and nature. Applying an unconventional narrative, the film presents a subjective world. The small events, interlaced by associations, express the irrational coherence of our surroundings.

Hey Deer Örs Bárczy 2 mins
Short Animated Film about an adorable, cocoa-drinking deer who is eager to tidy and shoveling in front of his house every day. However, there is a suspicious earthquake all night which causes the mess day by day and make unbearable our fella’s life. Between two cups of cocoa the amazing truth comes out which change the deer’s life forever…

Superbia Luca Tóth 16 min 15/18
he native people of the surrealistic land of Superbia,
where men and women form separate societies, face the changes
sparked by the first equal couple in their history

Love Réka Bucsi 15 mins U
LOVE is a short film describing affection in 3 different chapters, through an impact on a distant solar system. Abstract haiku-like situations reveal the change in atmosphere on one planet, caused by the change of gravity and light. This pulsing planet makes the inhabitants become one with each other in various ways. 

Dutch Animation

Crayfish Stef Visjager & Katinka Baehr 1 minute U
Aram (9) is talking about the adventures of his crayfish. The film is part of 1Minute of Nature, a series of short animated documentaries about children's relationship with nature.
Animation Holland

Bullet Time Frodo Kuipers 6 minutes U
A good old-fashioned western shoot-out, in which both the fired bullets fall in love with each other...
Animation Holland

Clocinae Serge Onnen and Sverre Frederiksen 26 minutes 15
Every modern society is built on two invisible and indispensable systems: the sanitary and the monetary system. When something goes wrong with either of them, our civilization is in danger. In this shadow puppet film we follow the journey of a cent that has fallen into the sewer system.
Experimental Animation Holland

Extrapolate Johan Rijpma 2 minutes 12A
In this hand drawn animation a line is being extrapolated through a grid.

Heads Together Job, Joris & Marieke 20 minutes 15
Three friends exchange heads by accident and are forced to adapt to each others life.
Animation Holland

Parade Digna van der Put 4 minutes 12A
Six fanfare flute players explore the landscape of the uniform. A journey that does not go without incident.
Animation Holland

Sabaku Marlies van der Wel 3 minutes 12A
A bird, looking for a friend.
Animation Holland

AU REVOIR BALTHAZAR Rafael Sommerhalder - u 9:30 min.
A scare crow, a storm, a broken leg. The resonant sound of a sea shell. Leaving forever.
Animation Germany

AWESOME BEETLE'S COLORS Indra Sproge U 3:12 min.
Awesome Beetle’s Colors” is a 3.13 minutes long, fun and educative plasticine animation. The story goes: Awesome Beetles Color Dirty Elephant. Five Gorgeous Hippopotamuses Inspire the Jaguar. Kangaroos Like Marmelade. Naughty Octopuses Photograph the Queen. The Royal Spider Teaches an Unhappy Vampire. Wariors X-ray a Yellow Zebra. A nearly impossible story, supported by a catchy melody, guides us through the ABCs. There are many letters in the Alphabet and in the process of learning
they are usually linked to nouns. We have created a link between all the letters of the Alphabet using nouns, adjectives and verbs. But most importantly - we also offer visual, audial and kinesthetic associations that help children in the process of learning.
Animation Germany

CHILD Irina Freytag, Viktor Stickel, & Linus Stetter 9 mins u
A child has to leave its cozy hut to collect wood for the fire that went out. Growing into a teenager, he encounters a singular tree that he wants to turn into fire wood. He tears the tree out and thus becomes a man who is drawn to the woods that emerge around him. Overwhelmed by the mass of trees, he starts to tear out every single one of them. Then he gathers the wood, getting ready to travel back. Though the last tree breaks the back of this now middle-aged man, his desire, to bring everything back home, persists. Having become an old man, he realizes that he is not strong enough to return with any trunk at all. Unburdened from his responsibilities, he stumbles across the tree he already knows from his youth.
Animation Germany

A small dinosaur called "Citipati" falls prey to a global extinction event caused by a meteorite impact. Despite the struggling attempts, the body soon succumbs to its wounds and collapses. In its mind, though, the fight against the traumatic experience continues, nearly trapping the fearful dinosaur in its own nightmare. But after overcoming its instincts and regaining control of its dreamscape, it decides to face its fears head-on; literally confronting the impact event in its mind and going out in a blaze
like a phoenix.... while in the real world, the body has already drawn its last breath...
Animation Germany

DIE BRÜCKE ÜBER DEN FLUSS Jadwiga Kowalska 15 6 mins
A man on a bridge, separated from the love of his life. Wanting to be with her one last time, he decides to go and seek her in the after life.
Animation Germany

EX TERRAT Reinhold Bidner 15 6 mins
Experimental Animation based on Urban Exploring in Paris.The Idea was to feel inspired by this beautiful but also terrifying City & its Urban Landscapes. The focus was laid on Faces in this City that are on the darker side of the spectrum. These faces were collaged and animated in various Techniques
Animation Germany

LEERSTELLE Urte Zinler u 5 mins
The non-narrative animated film is a poetic debate with the issue of "HOME" and the experience of the outland as a new home. A collage of fragments of Hilde Domin´s poems and a concentration and overlay of sketchy drawings and sound elements - 2 always incomplete, always close to disappearance. It describes the search for an inner place of calm - a timeless space of deceleration.
"One must be able to part and still be like a tree: the roots remaining in the ground, landscape passing and we are fixed." (Hilde Domin)
Animation Germany

TRUMPET MAN Emily Wong 15 14 mins
A turntable springs out a woman named Avocado, out of Avocado's instinct creates a man called Soul. A sudden passion joins and swings them in a trumpet mood. An uncertainty madness strikes Soul heavily. Seed of passion continue to breed conflict amongst five men without control, which eventually leads Soul to the fact of life.
Animation Germany

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