Animation Night

Show Title: Animation Night
Competition Shorts
Tuesday, April 4, 10:00 PM

Scent of Geranium 1

Scent of Geranium
Director: Naghmeh Farzaneh
Animation/Documentary
5 min
USA

An autobiographical account of the the director’s unexpected experience with immigration.

Edge of Alchemy 1

The Edge of Alchemy
Director: Stacy Steers
Experimental/Animation
19 min
USA

Silent film actors Mary Pickford and Janet Gaynor are appropriated from their silent features and cast into a surreal epic with an upending of the Frankenstein story and an undercurrent of hive collapse.

Two ways down 1

Two Ways Down
Director: Laura Heit
Experimental Animation
4 min
USA

Fall into the underworld, walk, slither, wriggle, fly, burn, and return to dirt.

LIMINAL_LOVE

Liminal Love
Director: Ray Ting
Animation/Experimental
5 min
Taiwan/USA

This experimental 3D film generates a state of hypnosis and illustrates the illusion of love and loneliness. Do humans feel more solitude the deeper they love?

Lingua 4

Lingua Absentia
Director: Jeremy Bessoff/Kate Raney
Animation/Experimental Documentary
10 min
USA

An experiment in two contrasting points of view: A mother assists her daughter with severe schizophrenia undergoing a massive surgery to replace her tongue.

Mind Frame
Director: Jake Fried
Experimental Animation
1 min
USA

Hand-drawn animation with ink, white-out and coffee generating hallucinatory vistas. The constantly modified image creates a mind-bending, frenzied evolution.

Boomerang
Director: Steven Vander Meer
Experimental Animation
6 min
USA

The workings of nature and the universe are mystically and whimsically illustrated on index cards in this gorgeously hand drawn film.

noise 1

The Noise of Licking
Director: Nadja Andrasev
Animation
10 min
Hungary

A woman is watched every day by the neighbor’s cat, as she takes care of her exotic plants. Their perverted ritual ends when the cat disappears and a peculiar man pays her a visit.

chateau 1

Chateau au GO GO
Director: Steve Gentile
Animation
4 min
USA

A kinetic romp investigating the images imprinted onto wine corks. This macro-photographed film is a frenetic history lesson in the human impulse to tame nature.

After All
Director: Michael Cusack
Stop-motion Animation
14 min
Australia

After all is said and done… all that is left are memories. A man cleans out his childhood home remembering past conversations.

bloop 1

Bloop’s Birthday
Director: Julian Glander
Animation
4 min
USA

Bloop is eager to celebrate her birthday. Things get messy in her acid-pastel world when she bounces into a mysterious, looming figure.

Life_with_Herman1

Life with Herman H. Rott
Director: Chintis Lundgren
Animation
11 min
Estonia

Herman the rat’s destructive, punk lifestyle is challenged when a tidy cat moves in. What’s worse – she has a collection of classical music records.

Posted in Competition 2017