Japanese Indie Animation label CALF

Time/Place:
The Mechanism of Spring

Haru no shikumi
Japan 2010
Director: Atsushi Wada
Producer: CALF

Everybody is excited to see the arrival of spring. This film tries to depict the excitement spring brings.

The Thaw

Yukidoke
Japan 2004
Director: Kei Oyama
Producer: Kei Oyama

Despite the often disturbing content and surreal imagery, there is something hauntingly beautiful about the portrait of modern fears concerning illness (both mental and physical), deformity and death.

JAM

JAM
Japan 2009
Producer: CALF

This film is based on a very simple idea: the increasingly varied the sounds, the greater is the number of creatures.

Lightning Doodle project PiKA PiKA

Lightning Doodle project PiKA PiKA
Japan 2006
Director: Tochka
Producer: Tochka

Fantastically lightning pictures with the big fireworks.

Manipulated Man

Koe ga dete kita hito
Japan 2006
Director: Atsushi Wada
Producer: Atsushi Wada

If there is a fixed number of words that a person speaks within his/her lifetime, and if that number is controlled from somewhere by someone, then it would probably be like the story in this film.

Yuki-Chan

Yuki-Chan
Japan 2006
Director: Kei Oyama
Producer: Kei Oyama

The boy watches an earthworm moving on a pavement while his pale-faced sister is lying in a bed.

PLAYGROUND

PLAYGROUND
Japan 2010
Producer: Mirai Mizue

The innocent world like child. Continuance of life. Combination of orders and chaos. Uniting and division. The real streaming world. Improvised animation that joined these images.

Beluga

Berūga
Japan 2011
Director: Shin Hashimoto
Producer: Shin Hashimoto

The girl with a big head is watching the flame. The fire talks about various stories.

Steps

Steps
Japan 2010
Director: TOCHKA TOCHKA
Producer: CaRTe bLaNChe

Steps appear in a checkerboard room. A young man tries to fit in the situation while a stickman ridicules him.

Clerk in Charge

Kakari
Japan 2004
Director: Atsushi Wada
Producer: Atsushi Wada

A clerk has his own duty. A clerk does his own work. This is what a clerk should do.

PiKA PiKA in INDONESIA

PiKA PiKA in INDONESIA
Japan 2008
Director: Tochka
Producer: Tochka

The film was showcased at the exhibition “KITA!! Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia,” organized by The Japan Foundation. It is shot at a station, bus stop, or else in Kota Bandung. The music is given by a gamelan player, Jimbot.

And And

And And
Japan 2011
Director: MIRAI MIZUE
Producer: Mirai Mizue

Gather! Let's form the world!

Hand Soap

Hand Soap
Japan 2008
Director: Kei Oyama
Producer: Takashi Echigoya

A quiet and disquieting story about a boy who reaches puberty and his family.