Animation Shorts Program
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Animation Short Program (105 mins. total)
Pineapple and Coconut (3 mins.) (Dir. Yadid Licht)
The life stories of a coconut and a pineapple, as told through 9 phone screens.
Icons (7 mins.) (Dir. Ronnie Cramer)
Five hundred years of world art in five minutes, featuring three dozen iconic works rendered with nylon-tip pen and animated old-school style.
Prison Zoo (4 mins.) (Dir. Alix Lambert)
A fast-talking fox ends up behind bars. It ain’t easy to figure out where it all went wrong.
Pharaoh (5 mins.) (Dirs. Derrick Forkel and Mitchell Jao)
In a legacy of tradition, a newly ordained Pharaoh must learn and decide what kind of ruler she wants to be for her people.
A Long Way From Home (4 mins.) (Dirs. Andy Tai, Eduardo Enriquez)
In an old western tavern, the fate of a town is about to change when an outsider arrives and doesn’t have the money to pay for a glass of water.
He Was 28 (4 mins.) (Dir. Alix Lambert and Sam Chou)
An anonymous forensic artist in Tennessee recalls growing up with her brother.
Kintsugi (Dir. Jiayuan Liu) (15 mins.)
A little girl finds an unexpected way to connect to the memory of her late grandmother, with the help of a mysterious friend.
Palomino (Dir. Daniel Salazar ) (5 mins.)
A series of impulsive decisions are driven by cruelty, justice and a sense of duty.
Bubble (Dir Case Jernigan) (3 mins.)
The divisive nature of American politics is shown in a rapid sequence of rednecks, priests and fighter planes from hundreds of ink drawings, cut paper elements, and collage.
Bartleby (Dir.Laura Naylor) (11 mins.)
An unassuming Wall Street lawyer finds himself beset by a new employee, Bartleby, who won’t work – in an ongoing act of passivity. A quiet, dogged battle of the wills ensues in this stopmotion reimagining of a Melville classic.
Watching herself in the mirror, Carlotta each day views the face of a different woman.
Fuse (Dir. Shadi Abab) (7 mins.)
A group of men heatedly discuss how to kill a little mouse.
Roundabout (Dir. Noah Gavrich) (7 mins.)
House of Seven Gables (27 mins.) (Dir. Ben Wickey)
Haunted by the dark days of witchcraft hysteria in New England, the Pyncheon family endeavors to lift a family curse and find buried treasure.