A short film about a young robot with a defective part, trying to find their way in the world.
USA / Animation / 10 mins
Director: Liukaidi Peng
Producer: Liukaidi Peng, Lingda Zhou
“Crunch” is a sci-fi comedy 3D animation. The story starts with the morning of a little, short guy named Bob who just starts working in the space agency. When watching the spaceship launching, Bob is hit by a mysterious lightning and starts to grow bigger. But there seems no way to stop...
USA / Drama / 18 mins
Director: Kirsten Vangsness
Writer: Kirsten Vangsness
Producer: Brendan Bradley, Gink Bastian Ent.
Cast: Kirsten Vangsness
About a feral cat who stars on a network procedural drama, takes ballroom dance lessons, and has an encounter with a predatory tow truck driver. It explores the idea of vulnerability as a source of power and the emotional "curtains" we lay over our essential selves.
USA / Drama / 8 mins
Director/Writer: Yue Huang
Producer: Yue Huang
A blithe young cafe worker delivers food to a writer in an old apartment, only to find herself a pawn in an ominously unfolding plot.
China / Animation / 4 mins
Director: Fei Jing
Producer: Fei Jing
About a robot arranged in a factory, repeating the same work every day, but different is that the robot has a simple self-awareness, he began to doubt who he is? Where is he? What is he doing? During his work, he had a small job. He saw the sea, goldfish, city, universe and smelting furnace. He kept falling down in his dream.
Give Me Space
USA / Animation / 7 mins
Director/Writer: Tim Groseclose
Producer: Tim Groseclose
Cast: Tim Tuchrello, Julie Brett
Duncan is an astronaut stranded on a strange alien planet with his pleasure droid, Dee. They are running out of food and supplies, but what’s worse - their relationship is turning into a marriage.
Going It Alone: A Guide to Being Single In a Pandemic
USA / Animation / 10 mins
Director: Rebecca Silvers, Brent Rose
Writer/Producer: Brent Rose
Cast: Brent Rose
Created in six separate quarantines by six old friends, Going It Alone is an animated short exploring the highs and lows of being on your own in the era of COVID-19.
USA / Animation / 4 mins
Director/Writer: Maryam Farahzadi
Producer: Maryam Farahzadi
The story is about one's courage to follow their dreams
Grand Adventure Railroad
Taiwan / Animation / 15 mins
Director/Writer: Hsiao-Shan Huang
Producer: Chien Po Huang, Bo-Syun Wu
Grand Adventure Railroad Company offers the rich touring service to go sightseeing in slum communities. As the passengers are enjoying the meals, taking selfies and playing the amusement games, the touring train suddenly halts in a pitch black tunnel. The conductor tries to pacify the passengers, not knowing an uninvited creature quietly sneaks on board...
If Anything Happens I Love You
USA / Animation / 13 mins
Director/Writer: Will McCormack, Michael Govier
Producer: Maryann Garger, Gary Gilbert
Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief.
Into The Flame
USA / Animation / 6 mins
Director/Writer: Sean McClintock
Producer: Sean McClintock, Jeff Bybee
As Floyd sits trying to process the disappearance of his cult-obsessed wife a moth burrows his way into his ear setting off a series of visions and the adventure of his life. Pushed over the edge and past his breaking point, he’s compelled to run headlong into the unknown.
Taiwan / Animation / 19 mins
Director: Huang Yun Hsien, Liao Pei Yu
Writer: Huang Yun Hsien, Wu Yan Jie
Producer: Hsieh Sanvy
Cast: Tang Zhi Zhong
Hilly is a 10-year-old silent Taiwanese girl, nobody was concerned about her depression and the pressure she suffered from everyday life. Hilly hates that she always oppresses herself, and also hates the world controlled by adults. What does Hilly really want to speak out to the adults?
USA / Animation / 8 mins
Director: Geoff Hecht
Writer: Natasha Canepa, Geoff Hecht
Producer: Valerie Kolomiets, Claudia Castaneda
Metro6 takes place in a world in which all necessities can be delivered without any human interaction. Digital convenience has eroded the need for day-to-day human connections—even ride share drivers are being replaced by autonomous driving solutions. Below the comedic surface of public transportation lies a warning for all of us living in the convenience-uber-alles 21st century to not lose the importance of human connections.