I am glad to announce I got selected for the WithTeeth funds to make a new short film. Thanks to the generosity of Withteeth, Nowness, LSFF and C4 Random Act!
In 2016, London Short Film Festival launched With Teeth, a new commissioning fund designed to support boundary-pushing and daring artist moving image work. Designed to prioritise the artists’ vision and to fund independent work that just won’t conform, With Teeth aims to nurture artists with the support to take creative risks.
In 2016, LSFF launched WITH TEETH, a new fund supported by Arts Council England National Lottery Funding, designed to champion the short-form auteur and commission new, independent moving image work that just won’t conform.
We launched our inaugural open call back in May and were overwhelmed by the range and originality of the pitches we received. From 200 submissions, 12 projects were shortlisted – each with a unique take on the 2017 theme, possession.
A panel of our pals and industry experts – made up of British Council Film‘s Christine Bardsley, NOWNESS‘ Gavin Humphries and C4 Random Acts‘ Catherine Bray – made the final decisions on the projects we ultimately selected and now, we’re very proud to announce our three #WITHTEETH artist commissions.
Each has been chosen for their distinctive practice, voice and ideas, and will receive a £2000 grant to produce and deliver their moving image work, alongside a world premiere and curated special event at LSFF 2018 and continued industry mentorship.
The three artists selected to receive With Teeth commissions; Zoe Aino, Kim Noce and Tash Tung. Each artist has been chosen for their distinctive practices, voices and ideas. Read more about the artists and their With Teeth projects here: http://shortfilms.org.uk/projections/107
Kim Noce is an animator that has screened at London Short Film Festival over a number of years. Her short THE EVENING HER MIND JUMPED OUT OF HER HEAD won Best Animation at LSFF in 2017. For With Teeth, Kim will make “an ode for all the mothers choosing to be possessed by love.”
My film ‘Love in Idleness’ in Annecy Animation Festival 2017 https://www.annecy.org/home
@annecyfestival Erotic Animation: La joie de vivre on 14/6 21:30 -16/6 21:00 Thanks to the generosity of @BritishCouncil
Erotic Animation: Tastes and Colours…: La joie de vivre
An ode to animated representations of sexual desire with La joie de vivre section of the special programme on erotica.
As part of the special programme Erotic Animation: Tastes and Colours…, the Festival brings you some carnal respite with a selection of sexy shorts.
With La joie de vivre, (the title of a short dating back to 1934 that illustrates an aerial ballet by two disrobed nymphs), take pleasure in films that playfully and sometimes sarcastically celebrate sexual desire. You’ll enjoy a whimsical version of Snow White, interpreted by the first icon of erotica on the screen, Betty Boop (Betty Boop in Snow White, 1933); the idyll of a bashful princess who finds refuge in an introverted musician’s bass cello case (Story of the Bass Cello, 1949); Kim Noce extol the erotic Shakespeare in love in Idleness, and an erotic and musical fantasy with Carnival of Animals (2006).
These fanciful and unconventional shorts can be seen as a declaration of love for ecstasy and pleasure.
by Kim Noce’s LOVE-IN IDLENESS is a masterpiece. A lovely cinematic representation of a meeting between Bottom and Titania it is a beautiful marriage of music and image
There is nothing here beyond the meeting- but there doesn’t have to be- it perfectly sums up that moment when you meet someone with whom you form an instant connection.
Noce’s notes on the film speak of how the film ties into the story of Bottom and Tatania but I don’t think that reading is really necessary since the film transcends it’s connection to the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to become something greater. Like another film from Mew Labs, Shaun Clark’s NECK AND NECK which reduced the story of Othello to its simplest form, LOVE-IN-IDLENESS stands completely on it’s own. While it helps to know who the man with the donkey head is, the emotion and the feeling is simply in the telling. Ultimately this the story of a man and a woman- that one has the head of a donkey and the other is the Queen of the Fairies is irrelevant in matters of the heart. All we need to know is really on the screen- the emotion is human and universal.
Discussing the deeper meaning is pointless. LOVE-IN-IDLENESS is simply a beautiful work of art. It’s a film that works on the viewer not like unlike a great painting or even the object of hearts desire- simply deeply and emotionally. It is a bolt of lightning that illuminates the nature of love.
Noce’s animation style of charcoal on paper is one that leaves behind the eased previous image. The erased marks deepen the emotion since it seems to put everything into a slow motion –stretching out each look, each smile, each touch. It’s as if the characters are vibrating with expectancy or from the touch of their lover. Forgive me, it’s hard to explain but anyone who has ever felt the electric touch of a lover will realize that Noce has captured an image of what that moment is like.
The image is a married to the work of composer Hutch Demouilpied who perfectly creates a mood. As good as Noce’s images are they are deepened by Demouilpied’s music.
This is a truly a masterful film.
Track this one down.
Currently on the festival circuit LOVE-IN-IDLENESS plays this weekend at Monstra the Lisbon Animation Film Festival as part of their erotic shorts collection.
My film ” Love in Idleness” will be screening at Monstra Triple X | Lisbon Animated Film Festival on the 18 March … in the naughty session!
Tomorrow Sun 5 March at 4pm “Love in Idleness” will screens at Animac in the section “Against the wind 3”
Tonight! Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Love in idleness’ a charcoal animation which explores the fleeting delusional relationship between Titania, the tricked woman, and Bottom, the deluded donkey.