Short Film Program: Sounds Like Music

Monday, April 15 | 10:00am & 11:45am | Roundhouse Community Centre
Music, often used to underscore films, takes centre stage in these shorts. This program will leave your voice humming and your feet tapping with its irresistible tunes and tales.

Themes: confronting death, adventure, imagination, history, innocence, friendship and communication

366 Tage

Johannes F. Schiehsl Germany 12min

Starting social work as a paramedic, young Patrick soon comes in contact with patients that are suffering more from their loneliness than from their actual diseases. As he tries to help, he gets himself into relationships that are way more demanding than expected.

RATING: G

LANGUAGE: In German with English subtitles

Beethoven's Wig

Alex Hawley and Denny Silverthorne USA 2min

A world famous composer is having a serious bad hair day. In fact, sometimes it seems like his wig has a life of its own, and worse, is intent on global domination. Animated to the four-time Grammy-nominated “Beethoven’s Wig” series’ song.

RATING: G

China Fantasia: The Light of Friendship

Joe Chang China, Canada 6min

Master animator Joe Chang’s new film is a swirl of color, music and story, blending the magic of well-known Chinese folk music with tales told in ink and wash, paper-cut and traditional Chinese realistic painting. All ages will thrill to the artistry, imagination and deep love of Chinese culture on display in this stunning new film.

RATING: G

Joe Chang is an award-winning director, animator and artist. He studied at Lu-Xun Academy of Fine Arts in China and Tama Art University in Japan and believes that rational analysis is as equally important as sensual expression. He is currently working at The School of Art, Zhejiang University of Technology as a Dean and professor of Animation department.

China Fantasia: The Moon is High in Heaven

Joe Chang China, Canada 6min

Master animator Joe Chang’s new film is a swirl of color, music and story, blending the magic of well-known Chinese folk music with tales told in ink and wash, paper-cut and traditional Chinese realistic painting. All ages will thrill to the artistry, imagination and deep love of Chinese culture on display in this stunning new film.

RATING: G

Joe Chang is an award-winning director, animator and artist. He studied at Lu-Xun Academy of Fine Arts in China and Tama Art University in Japan and believes that rational analysis is as equally important as sensual expression. He is currently working at The School of Art, Zhejiang University of Technology as a Dean and professor of Animation department.

Monster Symphony

Kiana Naghshineh Germany 4min

A little girl does voice exercises with her monster buddies to frighten adults.

RATING: G

My Little Chicken

Smiley Guy USA 2min

This animation by the award-winning Smiley Guy features Richard Perlmutter, from the album Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along Piano Classics. 

RATING: G

Pl.ink!

Anne-Kristine Berge Norway 3min

This animation is a fast-paced hair-raising ride through an inky world, set to Frédéric Chopin's Opus 10, No 4.

RATING: G

The Story of Little Paolo

Nicolas Liguori France, Belgium 22min

In 1863, Cyrill undertakes a journey to Italy. He carries a mysterious music box on his back. He meets little Paolo, who dreams about having the same music instrument.

RATING: G

LANGUAGE: In French with English subtitles

Una Furtiva Lagrima

Carlo Vogele France 3min

This animated film is a requiem for a black bass who laments his pathetic fate, from his sale at the fishmarket to his final destination: the frying pan.

RATING: G