The #killmeplease programme showcases and celebrates some of craziest, controversial, and subversive animated shorts from around the world. A mixture of techniques, styles, and themes; this selection aims to "blow one's mind" and is ideal for anyone who enjoys indulging in the shocking, horrifying, or embarrassing.
Programme curator: Aaron Wood, managing director/producer at Slurpy Studios, co-owner at Skwigly Animation Magazine
18+ | Running time 60 min.
Denmark | 07:00 | 2020
From out of the universe, a little boy is born with a quest for a voyage to planet Earth. During his journey, he comes to an absurd small town where a mysterious funeral is happening. With curiosity, the boy attends the funeral to see who is the dead one.
Canada, Estonia | 01:58 | 2019
A socio-political analysis of the United States of America's current state of affairs
Canada | 03:05 | 2019
Three sisters are hungry so they go to the grocery store and have strange visions of food. Forgotten meals and consumer products mingle and meld with dancing fruit and frugal customers. Endless aisles of shopping carts, utensils, sale prices, and meats. Everything dancing rhythmically to the echoes of "Hungry!", as coupon cutters search for deals.
Italy | 01:37 | 2019
A short animated visual madness, where body parts merge and transform through a continuous and strange metamorphosis
USA | 06:20 | 2020
Three short animated films about obsession.
Netherlands | 02:04 | 2018
A question parents rather not answer. Lets respond as vague as possible and let the imagination do the rest!
Canada | 00:45 | 2012
France | 09:00 | 2019
A zapping channel. A mix of interviews: philosophers, researchers, patients, lovers, simple citizen. They all talk in their own ways about their vision of life.
France | 02:31 | 2020
China | 01:00 | 2019
A short video I made for fun. My third time of composing a music piece, used iPad to drew the whole video. A lot of things in our mind are messy, maybe our mind is always messy, it's us who built so many rules for thingking.
United Kingdom | 02:00 | 2019
First impressions are so important
Canada | 04:17 | 2020
A young ostrich searches for groceries during a snowstorm
United Kingdom | 04:20 | 2020
A group of crazed factory workers become obsessed with a hill. They let loose on the marshy earth, succumbing to strange desires. The hill watches them closely, commenting on their activities like a deranged poet.
Russia | 06:31 | 2015
Experimental non-narrative film a kind of stream of consciousness of alien – an onlooking on a human.
USA | 01:45 | 2019
A forest, a hunter, a groan.
France | 04:42 | 2018
Bavure portrays the evolution of a human being from his creation to his awareness of the mysteries of the universe. It is a metaphor of the creation of the world and a parable of the artistic process.
United Kingdom | 01:15 | 2019
A character-driven absurd comedy melodrama.