Animation Night – 2023

Saturday, April 15, 9:15 PM
Special Outdoor Screening on Court Street in front of the Athena Cinema!

Hey Toby Hey Owen: This is Not Sponsored by Valvoline
Director: Owen Dennis, Animation, USA, 11 min
Three out of work animation industry professionals, decide to watch a movie they’ve never heard of and go get an oil change at Valvoline.

Director: Michael Faust, Animation, Israel, 8 min
Island recounts the history of a small secluded island over the course of several millennia, to reveal a telling lesson about human nature.

Rosemary A.D. (After Dad)
Director: Ethan Barrett, Animation, USA, 10 min
As he cradles his newborn, a father wonders if his daughter would be better off without him and imagines her life once he is gone. Completely hand-drawn with crayons.

Our Photo Memento
Director: Alireza Mirzaee, Animation, Iran, 7 min
A late couple’s photo is installed on a wall. The Old Lady comes to life and notices her husband in the photo next to hers. They, now both alive, try to get closer. Accidentally, they manage to do so.

Director: Tessa Moult-Milewska, Animation, UK, 10 min
Curiosa tells the story of overly curious Mary, who visits her boyfriend’s flat for the first time, just to discover it’s been stripped bare of all personal belongings.

Director: Zora Kovac, Animation, USA, 8 min
After an agoraphobic scientist accidentally creates a baby-like plant creature, their connection threatens to upend his reclusive way of life.

Director: Jonatan Schwenk, Animation, Germany, 4 min
Small shimmering animals are in heat. A two-legged forest dweller encounters the lustful group. He and his companions snack on the little creatures and soon a feast begins.

Director: Sujin Moon, Animation, South Korea, 7 min
The process of being encroached on.

Director: Vuk Jevremovic, Animation, Croatia, 6 min
Three masters of football… They can perform wonders during the match and score impossible goals… But what happens in their heads when they are about to take penalty kicks?

Director: Zhen Li, Animation, USA, 7 min
A crush gone moldy.

Money and Happiness
Directors: Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr, Animation, Serbia, 10 min
The hamsters live and work in Hamsterland, a perfect state with a perfect economy. The GDP grows steadily, there is no unemployment, and 100% of the population declare themselves to be happy.

Pour 668
Director: Patrick Smith, Animation, USA, 4 min
You are free to choose, as long as you choose red or orange.

What Rhymes With Toxic
Director: Lynn Smith, Animation, Canada, 5 min
Chemical sludge is spilling into the lake. For the city councillor responsible, it’s just a big nuisance. For the wildlife, it’s a catastrophe.

Director: Nikita Diakur, Animation, France, 13 min
Attempting a backflip is not safe. You can break your neck, or land on your head, or land badly on your wrists. None of that is nice, so my avatar does the trick. It practices with the help of Machine Learning.

Director: Sean Buckelew, Animation, USA, 15 min
A malfunction at a CIA press event causes a Predator drone installed with an ethical AI personality to go rogue as it attempts to understand its purpose in the world.