Drawn and Recorded: Teen Spirit
Drew Christie, 3m, USA
Drawn and Recorded tells the stories that fell through the floorboards of music history and brings them to the light of day via unique, hand-drawn animation and the raspy, baritone voice of T-Bone Burnett. Sometimes hilarious, occasionally tragic, always compelling - these anecdotes show a side of people behind the melodies that you may never have known.
Julie Orser, 4m, USA
One woman's absurdist struggle through the uncertain and frustrating path of infertility told in cutout animation.
The History of Magic: Ensueño
Josè Luis Gonzàlez, 5m, USA
When the high school bell rings, Ester Bolaños escapes her small, border-town high school. But when she rides her beloved bike all the way home, Ester escapes reality. To feel alive, she imagines every fantastical way she could die. She'll take her chances against sharks, tanks, or flame-throwing Nazis anyday if it means avoiding the boring fates of her fellow students and family.
Horses: Happy Holidays
Leah Shore, 1m, USA/Canada
Happy Holidays to all!!!
Hot Dog Hands
Matt Reynolds, 7m, USA
This woman can’t stop growing fingers.
It’s a Date
Zachary Zezima, 7m, USA
Based on a true story, It's a Date explores miscommunication, perceptions and vulnerability in the modern world. Everyone is an alien at first.
Kate Raney, Jeremy Bessoff, 10m, USA
A mother helps her schizophrenic daughter, Abby through severe cancer treatment. Simplified cut-paper animation versions of the world implode into colorful blotches where teeth fall from the sky, and faces peel apart as Abby’s mental illness overwhelms her ability to comprehend what’s happening to her.
Nutag – Homeland
Alisi Telengut, 6m, Canada
A non-narrative hand-painted visual poem about ideas of diaspora, homeland, and the tragic mass-deportations of the Kalmyk people during WWII.
Shunsaku Hayashi, 10m, Japan
In a continuous scenery, his physical movement stays in the same position. The speed of the continuity and his movement have accelerated and gradually cause a distortion.
Jamie Wolfe, 3m, USA
Sanity diminishes as the temperature rises.
Summer Camp Island
Julia Pott, 8m, USA
Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog just got dropped off at Summer Camp. Once all the parents leave the island, all of the strangeness lurking beneath the surface starts to come out. Aliens exist, horses become unicorns and there are monsters under the bed.