ASTONISHING ANIMATION

ASTONISHING ANIMATION
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Monday, August 25, 12:30 PM
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ASTONISHING ANIMATION
99 Minute Running Time
Program: Short Film Programs

A dazzling selection of animation styles, subjects and techniques provides the basis for this collection of the best of short film animation from countries around the world.


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Cable Car (Die Seilbahn)   

Cable Car (Die Seilbahn)
Switzerland, 2008, 7 min.
This dazzling animated film follows an old man who sets out on an expedition to ride a cable car up a mountainside, only to find that his uncontrollable sneezing threatens to make this the trip to end all trips.... more



Descendants (Nachkommen)   

Descendants (Nachkommen)
Germany, 2008, 15 min.
Jealousy, pride and revenge conspire to set one flower against the other in this allegorical tale of freedom and forgiveness. Whoopi Goldberg stars as the flower who would seek retribution and enjoy fleeting beauty, rather than exist for eternity.... more



Ephemeral (2008)   

Ephemeral (2008)
Australia, 2008, 15 min.
An empty cola can becomes the obsessive focal point for a disparate group of passengers on a crowded rush hour subway train.... more



Flourtown   

Flourtown
USA, 2008, 9 min.
This fabulist combination of live action and animation tells the tale of a town whose residents earn a living serving the war munitions trade and whose sons and daughters die at the hands of those same interests.... more



HA'Aki   

HA'Aki
Canada, 2008, 5 min.
The great Canadian game of hockey provides the basis for a stunning animated meditation on the poetic beauty of that occasionally savage sport.... more



Hot Dog   

Hot Dog
USA, 2008, 6 min.
A firehouse dog works his tail off to be one of the hook 'n' ladder team.... more



Hungu   

Hungu
Canada, 2008, 9 min.
WON: Best Animated Short & Honorable mention, Future Filmmaker Award A deeply moving meditation on migration, traditions and family are visually imprinted in striking black and white animation.... more



Just in Case   

Just in Case
USA, 2008, 1 min.
A very short animated take on global warming, as a young boy tells his father of impending natural disasters, which the father pooh-pooh's with all the arrogance that an adult can muster when talking with a child.... more



Procrastination   

Procrastination
United Kingdom, 2007, 4 min.
WON: Best Student Animated Short This winner of the Best British Animated Short at the London Short Film Festival is an amusing and visually lively meditation on the subject of inertia.... more



Tadeo Jones and the Basement of Doom (Tadeo Jones y el Sótano Máldito)   

Tadeo Jones and the Basement of Doom (Tadeo Jones y el Sótano Máldito)
Spain, 2007, 18 min.
When a cute dog is thrown into an underground temple where animals are sacrificed to pagan gods, would-be hero Tadeo Jones comes to the rescue in this dazzling animated film which won the Spanish Oscar (the Goya) for Best Animated Short.... more



Their First Journey (Premier Voyage)   

Their First Journey (Premier Voyage)
France, 2007, 10 min.
A wonderful mix of claymation and drawn animation, this sublime story tells the tale of a father who takes his infant daughter on her first train ride to meet his wife on vacation.... more





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