Go Greener Shorts by Solar World Cinema

Wednesday, October 12
10:15AM - 11:15AM
Austin Convention Center Room 1


Farmer Jack - Arjan Wilschut – The Netherlands
Boer Jansen (Farmer Jack) is a man who is trying to live up to the dream he and his late father shared: a big farm with cows, chickens and sheep, all stretching as far as the eye can see. His father symbolically handed him his hat, hoping his son would make the dream happen. But prices drop and Jack is forced to call in the help of the pharmacists, who provide him with pills that help his animals produce more. But the growing production makes prices drop even further ... all spiralling towards an ending that we all know, but do not dare to think about.

Tulkou - Director, Script : Sami Guellai, Mohamed Fadera - France
Papoo, an old fisherman from a remote island, catches a "Tulkou" in his fishing net and takes it home, hoping they will become friends. The old man, thrilled by the changes due to this presence, doesn’t see that this very different creature, perishes…

Wind – Director: Robert Löbel - Germany
"WIND" is a short animation about the daily routine life in a windy country.

Tiny Worlds – Submarine – Rushes – Animation – UK
The everyday life of urban world around our feet is brought to life. The "Tiny Worlds" film shows a humorous take on what might happen to the litter and rubbish on London's streets when we're not looking.

Jonas and the Sea – Marlies van der Wel – The Netherlands
Jonas and the Sea is an animated short film about a man who casts aside everything in pursuit of his dream. A dream we all share: the quest to find a place we can call home, even if it's underwater.

Pimp My Planet -Studio Smack – The Netherlands
We live in a time where everything or everyone can be upgraded or ‘pimped'. After the worldwide acceptance of plastic surgery, it was time to subject our worldly possessions (Pimp my Ride) and digital identities (Facebook) to an aesthetical and/or functional upgrade. So it's likely that eventually everything will be pimp-able. Even our own planet.

An Object at rest – Seth Boyden – UK
An Object at Rest follows the life of a stone as it travels over the course of millennia, facing nature's greatest obstacle: human civilization. 

Solar World Cinema is an international network of solar powered mobile cinemas that bring unseen films to unusual places. With a strong focus on independent cinema an social engaging films. Founder Maureen Prins (NL) is guestprogrammer of this filmprogramme at SXSW ECO. www.solarworldcinema.com

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