Dir. Toni Zhang | Canada 2010 | 3:30
A girl arrives at a small English town and gets lost in a fairy tale.
Toni Zhang was born in Shanghai and majored in animation at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. Lost Places was influenced by experiences from her semester abroad in Cornwall.
Dir. Su-An Ng | Canada 2009 | 2:30
This short mixed-media animation centres on a careless hunter who takes more than he needs.
Designer and animator Su-An Ng is from Singapore and is now based in Vancouver. She is an animation graduate from the Emily Carr University of Art & Design.
Dir. Joe Chang | Canada 2008 | 12:04
While traveling through a small village in southern China, an artist discovers not only beautiful mountains, but also a group of curious children fascinated by her mobile phone.
Award-winning artist Joe Chang emigrated from China to Canada in 1990. He is a professor at the prestigious China Academy of Art and the chairman of its animation department.
Dir. Xin Li | Australia 2009 | 3:10
Leaving home is never easy. A quarrel between a mother and son makes saying goodbye even harder.
Xin Li was born in Harbin, in northeastern China. After attaining his BFA, he moved to Australia to study animation. Warm Winter is his first film.
Dir. Jonathan Ng *| Canada 2008 | 2:50
Music by Montreal-based DJ Kid Koala complements this rhythmic exploration of the meaning of ability and disability within the breakdancing community.
Toronto-born Jonathan Ng studied classical animation at Sheridan College and has worked at the National Film Board as an animation instructor.
Dir. Jonathan Ng *| Canada 2010 | 6:00
Can a group of old-fashioned letters and an unruly urban graffiti typeface learn to peacefully coexist?
See Just Another Floor Kids Battle.
Dir. Jace Junggyu Kim | Canada 2009 | 4:15
A momentous duel between a revenge-driven young sword fighter and his father’s rival is portrayed in stark action segments using traditional Chinese ink drawings with expressive brush strokes.
Jace Junggyu Kim is a young Canadian filmmaker and animator from Korea. He works in a Korean studio in Vancouver as an instructor of portfolio preparation.
Dir. Sol Friedman *| Canada 2009 | 10:00
Inspired by comic books and manga, this innovative animated adventure follows a young Japanese peasant and her mystical friend as they seek poetic justice.
Sol Friedman is a self-taught animator and has produced many independent experimental videos. Junko’s Shamisen is his screenwriting/live-action directorial debut.
Dir. Aaron Au | Canada 2009 | 10:22
An old man challenged by a samurai to a duel to the death is taught by a young sword master how to defeat the samurai using something the old man had with him all along.
Aaron Au found a love for the camera as a stunt performer and has numerous acting, stunt and fight-choreographer credits. He has since moved on to directing and producing.