Critical Living by Alex Widdowson
"Critical Living draws upon the experiences of people involved in the Philadelphia Association therapeutic communities while also addressing some of the major discussion points in the Critical Psychiatry movement.
Critical Psychiatry, formally known as Anti-Psychiatry, has been scrutinising the dominant medical understanding of distress for over 50 years. It’s leading members were a disparate bunch that included R. D. Laing and David Cooper, both disillusioned psychiatrists and co-founders of the Philadelphia Association, as well as the renowned philosopher Michel Foucault, the libertarian Thomas Szasz, and Erving Goffman a sociologist.
Since creating a therapeutic community at Kingsley Hall in 1965, the Philadelphia Association has run more than twenty community houses which have offered asylum and hospitality to people in distress. This work continues at two houses in North London.
The experience of fifty years has shown that personal crises and seemingly inescapable unhappiness may for many people be transformed in households like these. They are places where people can come together to address their difficulties in a situation of shared everyday living."
Genius Loci by Kazak Productions
"One night, Reine, a young loner, sees within the urban chaos a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide."
2D paper animation.
From Over Here (On Stuttering) by Patrick Buhr
"This is a film about stuttering. Oh, and also about apple trees, catcallers, Goethe's Faust, pigeons, forests and girls on horses."
More info: shortoftheweek.com/2021/12/30/from-over-here
Vienna Hit by Anna Vasof
THE FACADE by Jan Kamensky
Sounds Good by Sander Joon
"Boom operator is trying to record the sound of mushrooms."
Author: Sander Joon
Additional animation: Dag Ove Solaas, Katarina Skott, Leore Klyszejko
Sound design: Sander Joon
Sound re-recording & mixing: Matis Rei
Supervisors: Priit Pärn, Olga Pärn, Uri Kranot
Production: Estonian Academy of Arts, The Animation Workshop (Open Workshop), BOP! Animation
Novo Amor - Birthplace by Studio Birthplace
"Birthplace tells the symbolic story of a man arriving on a perfect earth, who encounters his nemesis in the form of ocean trash."
Directed & Written by Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy
Don't miss to watch the Making-of: https://vimeo.com/276623191
More info: novoamor.co.uk/birthplace
Produced by Sean Lin, New Frontier Pictures
Line Producer: Bayu Topan
Cast: Michael Board
Cinematography by Nihal Friedel
Art Director by Dalbo Suarimbawa
Supported by Zen Freediving
《The 100th Chickens》by jiangxinyan.
"We hope through this animation is now accepted and ready to accept the education of children can be a let go, give them opportunities to oneself fumble, give them opportunities to choose the ideal."