2013 is quickly rolling to a close, and that means many things. On one hand, we have to say goodbye to a fantastic group of young adults whom we have seen grow not only in skill and ability, but also as people, over what we’re sure most of our students would call a challenging, but rewarding, three years.
Our third year students have finally completed and submitted their final short films. To say we’re impressed with the results is an understatement! We’re incredibly proud of all the late nights and hard work that went into each and every short and we’re very proud to be able to share them with you here.
A man breaks into a library to return an overdue book at night in order to avoid the creepy old librarian who is in love with him.
In a post-apocalyptic world, two humans go on a journey of discovery to find the source of life. In a parallel story two elemental guardians are locked in a power struggle, one bent on destruction and the other fighting to maintain the last traces of life. As the battle intensifies, the people are getting closer to their final destination, unaware of what they will find. In a final surge of power and desperation, the guardians lunge towards the element of life. At this moment the humans burst in on the scene to witness the final outcome of this life-changing battle.
A lonely junk yard robot pursues his attraction to a female vacuum cleaner, as he tries to impress her.
Consumed in technology, a man re-discovers himself through an unexpected journey.
Bobo, a lonely monster, is set to spend another birthday alone, until a cunning monster hunter throws him a killer surprise party.
In a world where order suppresses independent thought, a young girl uses her creativity to break free from the oppressive societal system.
Tim is a recluse who sees the outside world as a frightening place, he wakes up one morning to discover that he has run out of milk and he now has to leave his home and face his biggest fears.
Animated feature film Khumba, made by Cape Town’s Triggerfish Animation Studios — home to many alumni of The Animation School, was the best performer at the South African box office when it opened on the last weekend in October, raking in over R1,7m in ticket sales.
Triggerfish was founded in 1996 as a boutique stop-frame animation studio and initially made its name creating commercials. Today it’s one of South Africa’s largest animation studios, home to some of the best animators in the country, and one of the inspiring local companies that demonstrate just how far local animators can go.