BAA Public Choice Screenings 2016: 8th, 9th, 10th Feb

Feb 08 2016 19:00 - Feb 10 2016 21:30

Mockingbird Theatre and Bar, Gibb Street, B9 4AA Birmingham

As part of the British Animation Awards, several voting screenings are taking place nationwide to decide the Public Choice Award. This is your chance to select your favourite films from some of the best animated short films and music videos made over the past two years. There are three 80 minute programmes taking place over three evenings at The Mockingbird Theatre in the Custard Factory.

The nights will be presented by Marc Silk, the incredible voice behind Johnny Bravo, U.S. Bob The Builder, and Aks Moe in Star Wars Episode I. Drinks and meals are available at the bar, so come down for a great opportunity to meet other animators, filmmakers and fellow film lovers.

The screenings are hosted by Dice Productions and Birmingham City University.

Public Choice Programme 1: Mon 8th Feb, 8pm

Man Up | Katie Lenton | 03:45 | UCA, Farnham

You can't arm wrestle your way out of a chemical depression. A film based on the poem "Ten Responses to the Phrase: Man Up".

Lost Property | Asa Lucander | 06:15 | 12 ft 6

When you lose something dear to your heart, there is only one place it can be found. The Lost Property Office.

Monkey Love Experiments | Ainslie Henderson & Will Anderson | 08:40

Inspired by Love, a misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.

James: Moving On | Ainslie Henderson | 03:30

Death as a birth in a world of string.

Hecta: The Concept | Chris Shepherd | 03:00 | Polkadot Productions

What happens when you take too many slimming tablets? Find out in this tale of gluttony and stupidity inspired by Buddy Hackett's classic stand up routine the Piet.

Mr Madila | Rory Waudby-Tolley | 08:30 | The Royal College of Art

A series of conversations between the film-maker and a gifted spiritual healer, exploring the inner mind, the fabric of the universe, and the nature of reality itself, through the sacred art of animation. Oooooooh.

Heavyball: Smalltown Boy | Sameer Patel & Zane Whittingham | 03:00 | Fettle Animation

Animation/live action blend, a new take to 80's Bronski Beat classic "Smalltown Boy".

The Bigger Picture | Daisy Jacobs | 07:00 | National Film & Television School

Two sons; one elderly mother; no end in sight. The film uses giant animated characters in life-size sets to tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an aging parent.

Toonocalypse | Owen Rixon | 18:00 | The 2D Workshop

Two students document the arrival of cute, cartoon aliens in Edinburgh but after a year on earth, the pair discover the true intention behind the aliens' visitation.

Public Choice Programme 2: Tues 9th Feb, 8pm

My Dad | Marcus Armitage | 05:50 | Royal College of Art

A depiction of modern British culture: family relationships and the passing of opinions down generations.

Aftermath | Layla Atkinson | 04:30 | Trunk Animation

A visualisation of Siegfried Sassoon's famous poem.

Mr Plastimime | Daniel Greaves | 09:45

An under appreciated mime artist's routine blurs into reality with a series of near misses that result in a fateful encounter.

Benjamin Scheuer: Cookie Tin Banjo | Peter Baynton | 02:30 | Radish Pictures

A father builds a cookie-tin banjo to give to his son, and with it the gift of music.

The Evening Her Mind Jumped Out Of Her Head | Shaun Clark & Kim Noce | 07:30 | MewLab.

One cold winter's evening, a serious woman is forced to lighten up when her mind jumps out of her head.

Stems | Ainslie Henderson | 03:00

Making puppet making make music.

Endgame | Phil Mulloy | 07:20 | Spectre Films

After a hard week in the office Richard and George like to relax by playing war games.

1150 Canyon Road | Art&Graft | 02:35 A simple story about a plan gone wrong, an exercise in the subtlety of storytelling and creation of a cinematic atmosphere through minimal graphics.

Rattle That Lock | Alasdair + Jock | 04:30 | Trunk Animation

The fall of Satan from the kingdom of Heaven and his subsequent journey through Pandemonium, Purgatory and Chaos on his way to corrupt the virgin Earth.

Ray's Big Idea | Steve Harding-Hill | 03:00 | Aardman Animations

A plucky, pioneering prehistoric fish has a groundbreaking plan to improve his life.

La Petite Maison | Issac Holland | 07:00 | The Royal College of Art A young man can't help but see his girlfriend as various objects - including a French tart. Perception, misunderstanding and indifference are explored in this fable about the foibles of romance.

One of a Kind | Rok Predin | 03:30 | Trunk Animation A dreamlike tale of reverse evolution and a grand comment on the space time continuum.

Delta Heavy: Ghost | Christ Bristow | 04:00 | Blink Productions Stuck and suicidal in a purgatory of mid-ninetees internet software - 'Mr Clippy' - the Microsfot Word paperclip, finds a glimmer of hope in a world many versions away. About absent love, revenge and the modern day relevance of this dead mascot.

Public Choice Programme 3: Wed 10th Feb, 7pm

Dead Air | Robert Bradbrook | 17:00 | Bright Cold Day Films & Bradbrook Films

DJ Pete’s arrival and his irreverent radio show causes a stir among the insular locals of a small island. Laura is the only one to welcome the newcomer with open arms. But as the island's landscape shifts over time, so does Pete's relationship with Laura and his new home.

Shhh | Alice Boutell | 02:20

An interpretation of a poem by Helen Jaeger.

Coupling | Cat Hayes | 02:30 | Staffordshire University

When things go hand in hand, what use is just one?

BlueBarry | TwinTrash (Tommy Vad & Markus Flaaten) | 05:20 | Kingston University

Blue and Barry are hungry. Where are they going to get their next meal in a dog eat dog world.

Let's Play Nomad X | Kristian Andrews | 03:15

In a YouTube playthrough of his favourite video game, a man tells us about wormholes, the love of his life and being punched in the throat.

Pollock | Henry Dunbar | 03:00 | UCA, Farnham

A film inspired by Jackson Pollock’s comment “Abstract Art is Abstract, it confronts you.”

Expirables | Jack Gooden | 02:30 | Staffordshire University

During the production of his new action flick, Tarantino tries to direct the five aging stars as they fight over who gets to say the films trademark.

Benjamin Scheuer: Weather the Storm | Peter Baynton | 02:30 | Radish Pictures

Dickie's run out of toothpaste, but Dot always used to do the toiletries shopping.

Once Upon A Blue Moon | Steve Boot | 03:30 | Mackinnon & Saunders - A robot on a mission to photograph rocks meets an alien who just wants someone to play with.

Mr Director | Andy Martin | 06:50 | The Handymartian Studio The biggest ego in film directing tells us his story of a lifetime in the movie business.

Loco Dice: Sending This One Out | Rick Thiele & Mario Ucci | 03:15 | Red Knuckles In a distant, dark future where faceless figures are being led via a conveyor belt to an evil tower of doom, one man begins to fight the system back.

Mend and Make Do | Bexie Bush | 07:45 | National Film & Television School Cup of tea? Come and take a seat in Lyn's cosy front room, hear her story of love during wartime and watch as her belongings come alive with the hope, fear and humour of one spirited lady.

Stromae: Carmen | Sylvain Chomet | 03:30 | Th1ng Set to the tune of Carmen's "Habanera", Stromae's latest track and video parallel the opera by recognising the absurdity of human interaction, and applying this to excessive - and often obsessive - Twitter use.

Programme 1: Mon 8th Feb, 8pm

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Programme 2: Tues 9th Feb, 8pm

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Programme 3: Wed 10th Feb, 7pm

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Programmes 1, 2 & 3: 8th-10th Feb

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