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A rich collection of animated shorts produced using a broad range of techniques, from the painstakingly handmade to the meticulously digital. These films bring visual pleasures and splendors unique to their respective mediums.
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Michaela Müller, 2017, Switzerland/ Croatia, 11 MIN
Airports - the pinnacle of modern society, places where the limits of borders, security and tolerance are constantly tested.
Kelly Sears, 2018, USA, 6 MIN, World Premiere
Ease the pain from past physical and mental distress. The body remembers. Aches may linger. Lay prone, breathe deeply, release tension, let go of the pain.
THE BIGGEST WAD IS MINE
Sam Gurry, 2016, USA, 3 MIN
Junior High is one sticky situation.
A BRIEF SPARK BOOKENDED BY DARKNESS
Brent Green, 2017, USA, 4 MIN
A handmade tale of love in an increasingly dark world.
Clarissa Gregory, 2017, USA, 4 MIN
Teenage cicadas procreate, a nymph burrows underground, the world above still turns... a lyrical passage of time unfolds in the life of a cicada.
Shunsaku Hayashi, 2018, Japan, 7 MIN
Falling down, it feels ecdysone is filling up its body. Delving into the deeper layers of itself, the flesh is melted down in the shell until the form is no longer.
THE DRIVER IS RED
Randall Christopher, 2017, USA, 15 MIN
Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he hunted down one of the highest ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.
THE ELEPHANT'S SONG
Lynn Tomlinson, 2018, USA, 8 MIN, World Premiere
An old farm dog recounts the true tale of Old Bet, the elephant at the start of the American circus. Their mournful melody is hand-crafted using both oil pastel and painterly clay-on-glass animation techniques.
Emily Ann Hoffman, 2017, USA, 12 MIN
A young couple's romantic weekend getaway is interrupted by a birth control mishap in this stop-motion animated comedy.
Melissa Ferrari, 2017, USA, 7 MIN
Rooted in nonfiction, Phototaxis draws parallels between Mothman, a prophetic and demonized creature in West Virginia lore, and Narcotics Anonymous, the primary treatment program in West Virginia’s addiction epidemic.
Phil Davis, 2017, USA, 3 MIN
An experiment in animated choreography with autumn leaves. Consisting of hundreds of scanned and photographed leaves animated to a banjo soundscape. A celebration of the vibrant burst of seasonal beauty.
Alex Barsky, 2017, USA, 2 MIN
A man makes a home for himself inside of a train car.
Nikita Diakur, 2017, Germany, 12 MIN
An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief. Inspired by the internet story ‘Ugly the Cat’ and animated with computer simulated marionettes.