Main foyer, continuous showing from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.



For everyone who couldn’t make it to Lleida for the International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia, ANIMAC, here’s a summary of the best on the screen, a programme for young and old, from zero to 100!

Petit Animac Camina, directed at the little ones, and Animac Camina International, with the best in animation film from all over the world to be presented at Animac.

Main foyer, continuous showing from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Petit Animac Camina

The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
, UK, 2011, 27’, English version with Spanish subtitles

What is that beast with terrible tusks, terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws? Oh, no! It’s a gruffalo! Award winner at prestigious festivals and Oscar nominee for the best animated short film in 2010.

The Gruffalo’s Child
, Johannes Weiland, UK, 2011, 26’, English version with Catalan subtitles

On a wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and bravely tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he?


Animac Camina International

, Patrick Jean, France, 2010, 2’32’’, no dialogue

Invasion of New York by 8-bits creatures. Grand Prix at the Annecy International Festival (France).

Gipfel Gig (A Summit Gig)
, Lukas Egger and Bernhard Bamert, Switzerland, 2011, 5’40’’, no dialogue

When their concert is suddenly cancelled, three musicians go on a spur-of-the moment mountain tour. A summit concert, you might say, on the back of a giant cow, and a helter-skelter tour through Swiss folklore stereotypes which ultimately brings them a degree of satisfaction.

Extraordinary animation with wild and wonderful Plasticine.


A Morning Stroll, Grant Orchard, UK, 2011, 6’47’’, no dialogue

When a New Yorker walks past a cockerel on his morning stroll, we’re left wondering which of the two is the real city slicker. Oscar nominee.

Kuhina (Swarming)
, Joni Männistö, Finland, 2011, 7’18’’, no dialogue

A child finds life in a dead bird and starts to play with it. Exquisite graphic work with hints of surrealism.

Eye Liner
, Joanna Priestley, USA, 2011, 3’42’’, no dialogue

A playful abstract animation that explores the archetypes of the human face, patterning and cultural effigies that echo facial features. Joanna Priestley is one of the foremost contemporary creators in experimental animation.

Luminaris (Luminaries)
, Juan Pablo Zaramella, Argentina, 2011, 6’20’’, no dialogue

In a world where light reigns and marks the rhythm of life, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the course of things.

Stuck in a Groove
, Clemens Kogler, Austria, 2009, 4’05’’, English version with Catalan subtitles

What do Madonna, Massive Attack and Angela Merkel have in common? "Friedrich Nietzsche" might be Clemens Kogler’s answer. With the help of an instrument called the Phonovideo, which consists of a turntable, video mixers and pressed vinyl, he animates images of these people in real time while a voiceover lists the effects of the Nietzschean idea of eternal return on the soundtrack.

Second Hand
, Isaac King, Canada, 2011, 7’35’’, no dialogue

The term “second hand” refers to the ticking hand on a clock; it also describes re-used items. Would you rather save time? Or save stuff? This film analyses the imbalance and waste that are the product of these modern obsessions.

An impeccable and amusing story about the new ecology produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Winner of the Public Prize at the Annecy Festival 2012.

, Georges Schwizgebel, Switzerland, 2010, 7’, no dialogue

Two strangers, a man and a woman, sit beside each other on a plane. After takeoff, the aeroplane goes through some turbulence and, under the influence of the unknown, the man’s spirit enters another world. Here, his desire takes over, leading to a romantic saga.

Les Ventres (The Bellies)
, Phillippe Grammaticopoulos, France, 2009, 16’40’’, no dialogue

In a highly industrialized world, where human beings only eat transgenics, some dishes are very surprising…

Mishima, Vespres Verds
, Nueveojos, Spain, 2012, 3’18’’

Video clip of the song from Mishima’s latest album Vespres Verds, made by the Nueveojos group using experimental animation techniques for the opening of Animac 2012, with drawings by Andrés Hispano.