Squiggles – Shorts 2021
Thursday, 10/21, 9:15 PM
Director: Cora McKenna, Animation, Denmark, 7 mins.
A boy living a fast paced, free roaming life with his friends on the
streets of Dublin doesn’t always have good choices to make.
Our Bed is Green
Director: Maggie Brennan, Animation, USA, 7 mins.
Grappling with a disorienting world and an intense fixation, Cecily finds herself visiting Realm–a virtual reality facility that allows clientele to create virtual facsimiles of real-life places and people.
Director: Maja Gehrig, Animation, Switzerland, 7 mins.
During a PowerPoint presentation, statistical diagrams are breaking free from the strait-jacket of their coordinates. A trip into the sensual world of statistics begins. Pie charts are melting, arrow diagrams twisting, scatter plots, bar graphs and stock market curves join in a collective climax.
Director: Sine Özbilge, Animation, Belgium, 10 mins.
21XOXO is a surreal and humorous reflection on the 21th century youth. The story is about a girl and her online search for love in times of social media, speed dating, cyberlove, hipster culture and post-net attitudes.
Director: Ainaz Alipour, OBS, Animation, USA, 3 mins.
A constructed image of the self while in the simultaneity of immigration and isolation and a meditation on the challenges of verbal communication.
Director: Will Anderson, Animation, UK, 14 mins.
An animator tries to make sense of a failed relationship.
Director: Dahee Jeong, Animation, Korea, 10 mins.
In the space of 10 minutes, the African baobab tree grows 0.008mm, the fastest dog in the world, the Greyhound, can run 12km, and the Earth travels 18,000km around the Sun. “Movements” is a 10-minute animated film which I drew at a rate of 2 seconds of animation per day. We are all walking, seeing, working, running, and stopping together.
Director: Patrick Smith, Experimental, USA, 3 mins.
‘Beyond Noh’ rhythmically animates 3,475 individual masks from all over the world, beginning with the distinctive masks of the Japanese Noh theater and continuing on a cultural journey through ritual, performance, utility, and politics.
Eadem Cutis: The Same Skin
Director: Nina Hopf, Animation, Germany, 6 mins.
“I just want to be seen as the one I am today” – In this experimental animated documentary John takes the viewer with him into the world of body and identity.
Just a Ride
Director: Ben Mathie, Experimental, USA, 5 mins.
A bicyclist is cast into an imaginative journey of the soul. What is the meaning behind the cyclical nature of existence, or perhaps, the duality of life and death? Finding the answers are as easy as riding a bike. Though, in the end/beginning, it’s Just A Ride.
Director: Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma, Animation, USA, 10 mins.
An emotionally haunting and visually beautiful experience, ‘Ciervo’ tells the story of a young girl who holds violence, submission, and independence in an uneasy balance as one morphs into the other.
Director: Emma Penaz Eisner, Animation, USA, 2 mins.
Lairs, layers, liars: In this poetry film, hatred insidiously supplants a couple’s love.