Animation Night – Shorts 2020

Friday, April 1, 9:00 PM

Eternal Demise Director: Dan Rule, Animation, USA, 3 min
Wherein a powerpoint presentation at a business meeting details some thoughts and ideas about individual and collective death.

We Cannot Love What We Do Not Know Directors: Alexander Johnston, Kelly Sears, Experimental, USA, 4 min
A chilling phantasmagoric journey into the paranoid soulless soul of right wing historical propaganda, through an unflinching interrogation of the Trump Administration’s cynical, divisive, and factually incorrect 1776 Project.

Five Cents Director: Aaron Hughes, Animation, USA, 5 min
A consumer finds himself in over his head after a string of purchases goes out of control. Drawn by hand on thousands of market data pages from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times with ink, white-out, gouache paint, gold leaf and other materials.

Tap Runner Director: Paolo Chianta, Animation, UK, 3 min
In a dystopian future, it’s one man’s job to check taps for leakage and wastage. But he is not permitted to fix the taps. Much as he might want to…

Kandittundu (Seen it) Director: Adithi Krishnadas, Animation, India, 12 min
The ever-vibrant Mr. P. N. K Panicker has several shockers up his sleeve. He takes the viewer along a moonlit stroll and paints a quirky picture of the supernatural encounters he has had.

Burder Director: Charlie Hankin, Animation, USA, 5. min
A young birdwatcher runs for his life after witnessing a bird-on-bird murder. When he finds himself cornered, it’s man versus bird, and only one can make it out alive.

Life Is a Particle Time Is a Wave Director: Daniel Zvereff, Animation, USA, 10 min
A widowed watchmaker spends his remaining days in solitude distracting himself with chores and pastimes. Like a prisoner, alone in his cell, he looks for meaning in the memories of his past life.

The Clearing Director: Daniel Hope, Animation, UK, 13 min
In a desperate battle with his ballooning ego, Bill struggles in vain to re-woo Deb with his below-par outdoor skills and, quite frankly, shocking behaviour, until their last-ditch camping trip takes a VERY sinister turn.

Face Recognition Director: Martinus Klemet, Animation, Estonia, 6 min
Face Recognition failure – Deadbeat Igor-503 evades the cops detectors during a night of wild drinking.

Anxious Body Director: Yoriko MizuShiri, Animation, France, 6 min
Living things, artificial things, geometry shapes, and lines. When these different things encounter, a new direction is born.

Hair Director: Dominique Basi, Documentary, Canada, 4 min
Using stop motion animation, this quirky short film examines how women’s belief system around body hair begins, grows, and ultimately becomes undone. Women share the seldom told formative moments that define the rules of ‘acceptable’ body hair grooming along with their own misgivings. From their mothers’ early counsel to individual attempts at performing femininity, the social norms of body hair are easily established but not always so easily accepted.

Pottero Director: Lindsey Martin, Animation, USA, 10 min
Pottero is a 10 minute, animated film based on family folklore and issues surrounding mental health, accessible healthcare and social mobility.

Our Mine Director: Shayna Strype, Experimental, USA, 11 min
In a handcrafted world where nature exists in harmony, a handful of greedy businessmen exploit a mountain’s riches.

3 geNARRATIONS Director: Paulina Ziółkowska, Animation, Poland, 9 min
3 generations, 3 narrations, 3 different points of view. A dance of generations.

Tennis Ball on His Day Off Director: Julian Glander, Animation, USA, 3 min
While leaving a voicemail to his grandma, a tennis ball ponders the passage of time and tries to find meaning and identity outside of his work.