Animation Night – 2024

Saturday, April 13, 9:30 PM

The Shortest Relationship in the World
Director: Xiaoxuan Han, Music Video, China, 1 min
This may be the shortest relationship in the world.

Monk Seishin
Director: Ryotaro Miyajima, Animation, Japan, 3 min
In the 19th century, a rice merchant encounters a mother who tries to buy rice in exchange for her own child’s clothes.

The Nectar Instead
Director: Yoo Lee, Animation, USA, 4 min
A young fly gets trapped in the fly trap only to have the existential realization that it spent its entire life chasing after the wrong thing.

Miles Davis – What’s Love Got to Do With It
Director: Irina Rubina, Music Video, Germany, USA, 4 min
Star People strolling through the night. Each of them alone, in their own dance, accompanied by shiny flowing waves.

Director: Timothy David Orme, Animation, USA, 6 min
A glass half-empty optimystical film because a vacuum contains nothing and a vacuum contains everything so knock so know.

Walk a Mile in My Shoes
Director: Laura Georgescu Baron, Animation, Romania, 6 min
Tired of his daily routine, Bobo feels being in someone else’s shoes would make him happier.

Director: Pernille Kjaer, Animation, Denmark, 12 min
In a farmhouse a woman tries to lure the resident house spirit – a mischievous Nisse – with offerings of food.

The Tonic Immobility of a Possum Named Peach
Director: Katey Jo Henry, Animation, USA, 10 min
An adolescent possum meets a wise but apathetic vulture at a dumpster.

Director: Charlie Hankin, Animation, USA, 6 min
In the spring of 1996, two brave middle schoolers defied the don’t-try-this-at-home warning at the beginning of a stunt videotape, and were instantly transported to a secret world you can only get to by trying something insane at home.

A Ferris Wheel in the Desert
Director: Lénaïg Le Moigne, Animation, France, 10 min
During a family dinner, a young woman recounts her experience as a member of an organization humanitarian aid in Iraq.

Director: Flóra Anna Buda, Animation, France, 11 min
Alice is 27 years old today. Even though she is suffocating a bit, she still lives with her parents and tends to live in her dreams to escape her dreary everyday life.

Director: Leo Černic, Animation, Italy, 7 min
It’s not so easy to be a hero. But you, Pentola, you are my superhero.

This Train is Invisible Until it Crashes
Director: Oona Taper, Experimental, USA, 5. Min
An animation inspired by train delay messages and their poetic potential. An examination of all the things that can go wrong: on the train, in the urban environment, and in our lives. All drawings done while riding the Chicago metro system.

Sweet Like Lemons
Director: Jenny Jokela, Animation, UK, 6 min
Sweet Like Lemons is a visual reflection on getting out of a harmful relationship and moving on. The title is a play on the saying “when life gives you lemons make lemonade”, only in this case there is no lemonade to be made but the lemons still taste sweeter than what you left behind.

The Garden of Heart
Director: Olivér Hegyi, Animation, Hungary, 11 min
A young aspiring painter with low self-esteem is in his last round of interviews at the painting department of the Academy of Fine Arts. While waiting for his interview, his demons appear to him in the form of garden pests.

Director: Masashi Yamamoto, Animation, USA, 5 min
I feel your beat; you feel my rhythm, till the end.