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Competition 1

  • 120 mins

We are pleased to present the Official Competition selections for the 6th edition of GLAS Animation Festival. These selections can be seen in 5 separate programs which consist of the best films made within the last two years. This collection of films highlight what is new and exciting in the world of independent animation and each of these programs is a must see at this GLAS 2021.

Immediately following the screening is a Q&A with the filmmakers in this screening moderated by Tom C J Brown.

Films: 60 minutes
Q&A: 60 minutes

In this program

The Fire Next Time

Directed by Renaldho Pelle

Rioting spreads as social inequality causes tempers in a struggling community to flare, but the oppressive environment takes on a life of its own as the shadows of the housing estate close in.

Domo Dreams

Directed by Jack Wedge

A dream house travels across space and time inside the subconscious of a small totoro cat.


Directed by Sawako Kabuki

Organisms dance vigorously along with delightful recorders.

Polka-dot boy

Directed by Sarina Nihei

A boy is suffering from a polka-dot disease on his arms since he can remember. Encountering some peculiar events, he discovers a hidden connection between the disease and a religious group.

Return to the Peach Blossom Wonderland

Directed by Haomin Peng, Yuchao Luo, Yue Huang

Digging deep into the similarities and differences between the utopian world described in ancient Chinese fable Peach Blossom Spring and the modern landscapes in China, multi-channel video Return to the Peach Blossom Wonderland tells a modern myth with daily scenarios of both production and mundanity, revealing distressed awkwardness of those who confront dilemma of modern life.

Just a Guy

Directed by Shoko Hara

JUST A GUY is an animated documentary short film about love. Three women share glimpses of their affection, attraction and relationship with Richard Ramirez: A serial killer and rapist they contacted after he was convicted.