2020 Animation

*Screenings followed by Q&A with the director

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A Moonlight’s Tale

Directed by Ron SpivakAndrew Noh, Elena Spina, Aarif Attarwala, and Tony Gaeta
USA / 2019 / 6 mins

Where the stars gather to dance, the lightless Moon is rejected until one night the Sun appears at the celestial ball.


Abes Story

Abe’s Story

Directed by Adam H Stewart
Ireland / 2019 / 12 mins

An overworked Irish writer in Victorian London gets an idea for a bloody brilliant novel but his megalomaniac boss intervenes.


Chapped

Directed by Chelsea Rugg
USA / 2019 / 8 mins

His and hers chapsticks are separated by a seemingly insurmountable obstacle—a full size bed.


Crossing

Directed by Arvind Singh Jeena & Nikhita Prabhudesai
India / 2019 / 6 mins

A father and his daughter experience a driving accident that makes him rethink his actions.


Daughter

Directed by Daria Kashcheeva
Czech Republic / 2019 / 15 mins

Should you hide your pain while longing for a father’s love? Or understand and forgive?


Ek Cup Chaha

Directed by Sumit Yempaile
India / 2019 / 2 mins

Pappa euphemistically explains to his son the meaning of life.  Stop motion animation using fine tea powder.


Faithy, hey

Directed by Emily Hubley
USA / 2019 / 4 mins

Artist/filmmaker Faith Hubley drew a self-portrait in her journal every day. Decades later, her daughter revisits and remembers.


Falafel Cart

Directed by Abdullah Al-Wazzan
Kuwait / 2019 / 14 mins

During a stormy night in the middle of nowhere, a lonely immigrant falafel vendor stumbles upon a mysterious flower that whirls him into the memories of his past.


Handmade

Directed by Phoebe Morrison
UK / 2019 / 2 mins  

An exploration of animation processes through expressive hands interacting with a book.


Heatwave

Directed by Fokion Xenos
Greece / 2019 /7 mins

In the midst of a searing heatwave, two children find a way to cool everyone down.


Her Head

Directed by Emma Louhivuori
Finland / 2019 / 7 mins

A woman’s life is difficult because her head is a cat.


Infraction

Directed by Marion Decoste, Mickaël Nezreg, Manon Ryckelynck, Maiwen Koskas Jeremie Hannoah, Florian Morelli, Raphael Halle, and Aurélie Vanden Borren
France / 2019 / 4 mins

Amandine, an inflexible traffic warden, takes perverse pleasure in punishing every little infraction by handing out a fine.


Lost and Found

Directed by Shimon Engel & Ofer Winter
Israel / 2019 / 4 mins

A young boy is lost in a shopping mall, foreshadowing his story as a soldier in the 1982 Israel-Lebanon War.


Lost in Place

Directed by Morgan Holub
USA / 2019 / 4 mins

A young girl and her pet robot go on a journey, physically and emotionally.


Put Your Heart Into It

Directed by Cory Kerr
USA / 2019 / 2 mins

After a struggling artist pours his heart into his book, he sells the rights, but the deal isn’t what he expected.


Sea Shepherd

Directed by Debora Mendes & Mariana Soares
Portugal / 2019 / 5 mins

A girl serves fish in a restaurant until there are no more fish.


Stuffed

Directed by Brad Pattullo
USA / 2019 / 3 mins

A taxidermist chases a squirrel around his house with a shotgun.


The Ball’s Run

Directed by Hermes Mangialardo
Italy / 2019 / 3 mins

In a playground a child tries to play with others but the ball gets farther and farther away.


The Cage

Directed by Jinlan Shi
France / 2019 / 3 mins

Michael is a man who has gender dysphoria.


The Sun Will Fool You

Directed by Daniel Bigelow & Talon Nightshade
with music by The Claudettes
USA / 2019 / 5 mins

The blinding bright light of the sun doesn’t always come with warmth.


The Tale of Bunnyman Bridge

Directed by Eric Lochstampfor
USA / 2019 / 2 mins

An eerie tale.


Titan (Creative Spirit)

Directed by Guillaume Bricout, Gary Jeannot, Lorraine Jacquot, and Leonard Laville
France / 2019 / 2 mins

A white page is an opportunity to make appear the creative spirit. From nothing to the creation, the way is marking out of different shapes, different scales, all connected from the keen mind of the imagination.


Trauma Chameleon

Directed by Gina Kamentsky
USA / 2019 / 3 mins

An escaped laboratory rat navigates through a sea of punctuation.


Umbilical

Directed by Danski Tang
USA / 2019 / 7 mins

How her mother’s abusive relationship with her father shaped her experiences in a boarding school in China.


Urbanality

Directed by Evan Mcinnes
Australia / 2019 / 3 mins

The city folk are about to get a wake-up call. But, will they stop and listen?


Wherefore Art Thou Theo?

Directed by Theodore Schaffer
USA / 2019 / 5 mins

The series of voicemails the director’s mother left during a time of loss.


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