International Animated Shorts
International Animated Shorts
Total Running Time: 92 MIN
DIRECTED BY MICHAELA PAVLÁTOVÁ
FRANCE/CZECH REPUBLIC, 2012, 7 MIN
A tram conductress transforms her humdrum daily routine into a phallic fantasy when rhythmic movement and mounting desire for her male passengers turn her on.
DIRECTED BY JOHANNA RUBIN
SWEDEN, 2012, 1 MIN
Don’t blink! Smoked meat and romance make up a feast for the eyes!
DIRECTED BY TIMOTHY RECKART
UK, 2012, 11 MIN
In this gravity-defying 2013 Oscar®-nominated claymation, Walter and Madge have grown apart—and their marriage hangs in the balance.
DIRECTED BY ISAMU HIRABAYASHI
JAPAN, 2011, 7.5 MIN
IN FICTIONAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A cicada’s figurative survival story parallels the 3/11 tsunami and 4-reactor disaster at Fukushima, 66 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Stunning Japanese animation and realistic sound effects augment the cicada’s plight.
DIRECTED BY DONATO SANSONE
ITALY, 2011, 3 MIN
Hummingbirds and humans, bunnies and fish, bursts and flames rapidly move and morph in this visually arresting execution of black and white line-drawn animation.
DIRECTED BY JOSSIE MALIS
SPAIN, 2012, 10 MIN
Moving through black silhouettes against bold backdrops, an improbable hero sets out on a crude journey by land, sea, and sky. Throughout, all the attractions of a planet are turned into a massive petrochemical park in this shadow animation-style satire.
DIRECTED BY ÜLO PIKKOV
ESTONIA, 2011, 9 MIN
Bodies remember ancestral stories, familial pasts, and our predecessors’ deepest sorrows.
Using stop-motion and CGI animation styles, this short seems to ask, “How far back might bodily memory unravel?”
DIRECTED BY TONY DONOGHUE
IRELAND, 2012, 8 MIN
In Ireland, old hand painted furniture is often associated with poverty and hard times that many would rather forget. In this stop-motion documentary we see these old forgotten pieces enjoying life anew. Winner of the Jury Award for Best Animation at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
DIRECTED BY CLAUDE BARRAS
SWITZERLAND, 2012, 2.5 MIN
EAST COAST PREMIERE
A car traveling through the desert stops at a roadside motel. With a mysterious box in hand, the driver checks into room 69 where a night of fun and a surprise ending await.
DIRECTED BY MALIN ERIXON
SWEDEN, 2012, 12 MIN
EAST COAST PREMIERE/2ND US SHOWING
Lonely and craving love, Benjamin’s life straddles the borderline between fantasy and reality. It’s not always easy to know what’s what when his colorful imagination takes over.
DIRECTED BY PEDOT + NIETO
FRANCE, 2011, 3.5 MIN
The hand of God, animal rabies, and the fear of boredom collide in this dark and twisted tale.
DIRECTED BY NOAM SUSSMAN
CANADA, 2012, 1.5 MIN
Were you ever told as a child not to swallow your gum? Now you will see why.
DIRECTED BY EMMA DE SWAEF AND MARC JAMES ROELS
BELGIUM/FRANCE/NETHERLANDS, 2012, 16.5 MIN
Willy is forced by his mother’s illness to return to his naturist roots. In this mysterious and impressive felt and fabric world we see him bungle his way into noble savagery.