15 films in total so it is hard to pick out examples. I particularly enjoyed 'What is animation' by Alex Searle a NUA student, and Pandas - about the sex life of pandas - or what happens when a male panda loses interest in their once-yearly mating session - both amusing but very well drawn.
I also enjoyed Crocodile, a slightly dark and dismal description of two people's lives crossing each other by chance. almost becoming a beautiful relationship but destroyed by the secretly-kept and very hungry crocodile in the female character's bath. Far more complex that I have described but very compelling. But I think the other real stand out was Madame Tutli Putli 2007 stop-motion animated short film by Montreal film-makers Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski. Everyone was intrigued by this film and the way the eyes of the animated characters - which were basically puppets - were so realistic. I just kept remembering how labour-intensive stop-frame animation is. You can have a look at the film here on YouTube. And for light relief the little Log Jam interludes with a bear, a rabbit and a wolf jamming in the forest were very funny. More tomorrow go to www.puppettheatre.co.uk for details.