• Amazing Animation

A unique collection of animated films that run the gamut – from moving, hilarious, and strange – and always visually evocative.

Schedule

Thursday, June 24 9:45 AM PT

Short Films

Affairs of the Art

Beryl shares her own obsession with drawing while exposing the addictions of her eccentric family, which include pickling, screw threads and pet taxidermy.

In competition for Best Animated Short.

After-life Service

Upon arriving at the After-Life Service for souls returning to earth, Gaspard just wants to be reincarnated as a beautiful peacock. If only he had enough karma points.

In competition for Best Student Animated Short.

Horacio

Guillaume murders Horacio “because he was shouting too loud.” At his trial, the vacuity of the motive is disconcerting. During his 10-year sentence, he gradually forgets this story, which had convinced no one. When he gets out, someone starts shouting again…

In competition for Best of the Festival Award and Best Animated Short.

I'm Here

An elderly woman lies paralyzed and bedridden while, within earshot, her family struggles to agree on the best way to take care of her.

In competition for Best Student Animated Short and Best Animated Short.

Self Scratch

A young woman, wracked with anxiety in the aftermath of a break up, reflects on her sense of self and physical appearance.

In competition for Best Animated Short.

Step Into the River

Lu and Wei are two young girls living in a village nestled on the banks of a river that bears many tragic stories in this surreal and stunning exploration of China's one-child policy.

In competition for Best Animated Short.

A Stone in the Shoe

A pupil enters his new class for the first time. This pupil however is different from the others, he’s a frog in a class of rabbits.

In competition for Best Animated Short.

The Walk

Women of all ages emerge from the shadows and together, walk toward a light. Guided by their instincts, they will face and transcend their own limits.

In competition for Best Animated Short.

Your Own Bullshit

Over the course of a family dinner, deeply rooted filial anxieties and resentments manifest in a phantasmagoric, analog nightmare.

In competition for Best Animated Short.

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