Watch Weird, Wonderful Animated Shorts on a Charoen Krung Rooftop

A woodcut animation from ‘Some Actions Which Haven’t Been Defined Yet in the Revolution’ (2011) by Chinese filmmaker Sun Xun

BANGKOK — Cult animation from hand-cut wood panels, sketched celluloid, painted walls, puppets and whatever else can move frame-to-frame will show next month.

Nineteen animated films from over 10 countries will show at A Week of Animation Shorts, a Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur collaboration coming April 8 and 10 to the rooftop of Bridge Cafe & Art Space.

Highlights include stop-motion wall paintings by Italian graffiti artist Blu in “Big Bang Big Boom” (2010), 10 European authors taking their pens directly to celluloid in “Recycling” (2014), and a dystopia cut from woodblock in “Some Actions Which Haven’t Been Defined Yet in the Revolution” (2011).

Admission is free for the Friday and Sunday events, which start at 9pm.

AWAS is a series of animation screenings hosted in collaboration with three Kuala Lumpur-based art galleries. The first edition was held over eight days there earlier this month.

Bridge Cafe & Art Space is located on Soi Charoen Krung 51. It is a short walk from BTS Saphan Taksin exit No. 4.


Stop-motion puppet animation ‘Fly Mill’ (2012) by Estonian artist Anu-Laura Tuttelberg


Regina Pessoa’s award-winning ‘Kali the Little Vampire’ (2012) is about a young vampire who discovers that he can make a difference to the world.


“Big Bang Big Boom” (2010) by Italian street artist ‘Blu’