Short Films: Animation Domination

Animation Domination

DATE: Saturday, August 13
TIME: Video On Demand
VENUE: Digital Screening Room

The endless possibilities of genre animation are on dazzling display in this retina-reeling, round-the-world showcase of some of the medium’s most innovative, boundary-pushing, and mind-enhancing short films:

Bestia
Directed by Hugo Covarrubias
Chile | 15 minutes | 2021
FLORIDA PREMIERE. Based on true events, Bestia explores the life of a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile.

 


Bobby Pinwheel – The Movie
Directed by Robert Kleinschmidt
USA | 3 minutes | 2021
SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE. Birthday boy Reginald has a special visitor! The mime, mimic, and maniac Bobby Pinwheel!

 


The Boy Who Woke Up Dead
Directed by Sean Keller
USA | 3 minutes | 2022
EAST COAST PREMIERE. Joey Pratt woke up dead today, but that won’t stop his family from loving him.

 


Brain Sync
Directed by Jon Kruzic
USA | 7 minutes | 2021
FLORIDA PREMIERE. Things go awry when a guinea pig medical patient is implanted with an A.I. capable microchip.

 


Contretemps
Directed by Claire Sun
France | 7 minutes | 2021
FLORIDA PREMIERE. Living with OCD, Anna has an organized routine. This balance breaks when her sister forgets a piece of instrument. To bring it back, Anna has to face a world out of her control in which her fears materialize.

 

 


The Corridor
Directed by James Mansell
UK | 5 minutes | 2022
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE. An endless corridor of locked doors holds a man prisoner as his mind begins to disintegrate.

 

 


The Eden
Directed by Lucia Alessandri
France | 7 minutes | 2021
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE. Eve is a Cam Girl and tenant at the residential unit “The Eden.” One day she receives an unexpected gift from a mysterious admirer. Its content will change her life and her perception of reality forever.

 


The Exortwist
Directed by Laura Koval, Loren Bashkin Alamazan
USA | 3 minutes | 2022
FLORIDA PREMIERE. A chocolate bar priest must perform an exorcism on a young twizzler.

 


Folklore
Directed by Abraham Matias
USA | 4 minutes | 2021
FLORIDA PREMIERE. A puppet anthology film inspired by Scandinavian folktales.

 


Fulcrum
Directed by Timothy David Orme
USA | 8 minutes | 2021
SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE. Rowing through space, self, and consciousness, the math of the universe unfolds.

 

 


Legend Has It
Directed by Lainey Davidson
USA | 2 minutes | 2022
FLORIDA PREMIERE. A jaded camp counselor tells a scary story to shut her campers up. Unbeknownst to her, the creature comes to life…and is hungry.

 


Mom, What’s Up with the Dog?
Directed by Elliott Gonzo
France | 12 minutes | 2021
US PREMIERE. Gwen is a young girl who just turned 11. As she discovers her sexuality, she catches her dog laughing.

 


Naive Mischief in Oak Paso
Directed by Manson, Marc Torices
Spain | 2 minutes | 2021
US PREMIERE. On a warm summer afternoon, a girl disappears in the small town of Oak Paso. Her desperate mother quickly asks the police for help when she realizes that her eldest son has not returned home that night either.

 


New Tricks
Directed by Matt Corsillo
USA | 2 minutes | 2022
FLORIDA PREMIERE. After accidentally hitting a dog with her car, a woman attempts to take the animal to the vet – but is impeded by the dog’s gruesome transformation into a human.

 


Posture
Directed by Derek Stewart
USA | 3 minutes | 2021
FLORIDA PREMIERE. A young man is transformed through his addiction to technology.

 


Pox
Directed by Simon Young
Austria | 4 minutes | 2022
FLORIDA PREMIERE. In a burned-out shack in the great American dust bowl, a pox rages through a pioneer family.

 


Seniors 3000
Directed by Julien Deparis
France | 16 minutes | 2022
FLORIDA PREMIERE. A biomechanical fusion between a secretary who has been working for 30 years, and the model x3000 printer is going to create a new generation of workers: the senior 3000. The revolution in the work world is underway!

 


Slasher Squad
Directed by Nathan Stone, Stuart Campbell
Australia | 5 minutes | 2022
WORLD PREMIERE. Home alone with a killer on the loose, a young woman must test her limits to survive the night.

 


The Sprayer
Directed by Farnoosh Abedi
Iran | 10 minutes | 2022
WORLD PREMIERE. In the land occupied by the sprayers’ army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private. So many of the people and soldiers do not even know how a plant grows or looks like, until one day one of the soldiers finds a seed buried deep down in the dust and his curiosity is just the beginning of something extraordinary, something big, something revolutionary.

 


Xtra Sticky
Directed by Camille Gaillard
France | 4 minutes | 2021
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE. Albert is a mediocre and feeble little man. He is very tense as he is preparing a date for his best friend Staycee whom he secretly loves.
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