2014 Animation Finalists


A Life with Asperger’s

Directed by Jamie Ekken

An animated documentary that explores the challengers of growing up and living with Asperger’s Syndrome via  a collage of photography, rotoscope, animated characters and live action footage.

CreationAndHopeCreation & Hope

Directed by Keith Carter and Gia Kereselidze

Native Americans watch the world going by faster and faster and faster.

Dogonauts: Enemy Line

Directed by Shel Rasch

In this twist on the galaxy far, far away genre, a Dogonaut and a Space Flea shoot each other down only to awake side by side, marooned on an alien desert planet.


Elysian Fields

Directed by Ina Conradi

Inspired by the sacrifices made by generations preceding us and expanding upon an exploration of World War II; Elysian Fields fuses fantastical and historical into a surreal reconfiguration of the present.


Directed by Chadwick Whitehead

A farmer struggles to keep his farm when Mr. Fall’s fault finding goes too far and a judge must question his judgment.

fibonaccibreadFibonacci Bread

Directed by Danijel Zezel

During an afternoon nap, a dream reveals to Fibo the baker the geometrical golden rule behind the pattern of his daily routine.

GIRL MEETS BOYS-still3Girl Meets Boys

Directed by Shiyu Lu

So many types of young men to choose from but only one is perfect.

HandleWithCareHandle With Care

Directed by Jun Iwakaw

A humorous, often warped, info-graphic guide to caring for a newborn baby that combines factual information with the imagination and personal experiences of director and first-time father, Jun Iwakawa.

LightMeUpLight Me Up

Directed by Derek Dolechek and Ryan Walto

The conflict between Louie, an odd flame-shaped bulb, and his parents, when they ask him to take over the family business.

Salmon_Deadly_Sins_1200Salmon Deadly Sins

Directed by Steven Vander Meer

Five thousand salmon colored index cards, the seven deadly sins, bizarre anagrams and a host of serendipitous occurrences have mingled to make this remarkable flip book style film.


Directed by Celia Bullwinke

A woman walks through life, but the real journey is deeper within as she confronts her changing body and learns to love herself.


Directed by Robert Grieve

An idyllic market square is invaded by a slick fast-food vendor; What new methods must the traditional providores invent to battle for their livelihoods?

SiLunchai_Still1Si Lunchai

Directed by Hannes Ral

An adaptation of a beloved Indonesian trickster tale.

TMS_06_72dpi_RGBThe Missing Scarf

Directed by Eoin Duffy

A black comedy exploring some of life’s common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.

TheRoseOfTuraida_still_03The Rose of Turaida

Directed by Ryan Grobins

The tragedy of a beautiful young woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice for love and honor (based on a true story set in 17th century Latvia).

VirtuosVirtuell-Escape_2481x1754Virtuos Virtuell

Directed by Thomas Stellmach and Maja Oschmann

Synchronising to the music, abstract ink drawings ‘grow’ in an interplay of curiosity, timid encounters, dynamic pursuits and confrontation carrying us off on a poetical journey to a musical world of pictures.

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