Australia / Animation / 6 minutes
Director: Ben Matei
Writer: Ben Matei, Jennie Tkaz
Producer: Ben Matei, Jennie Tkaz
A lost, lonely Creature is befriended by Balloon. Balloon takes Creature on a journey through magical lands where Creature learns that life is precious and there is both beauty and hope to be found in small moments of joy. Despite ultimately suffering the loss of beloved Balloon, Creature finds the strength within to carry on.
USA / Animation / 5 minutes
Director/Writer/Producer: Keika Lee
A young boy pleads with his mother to get him a dog but his mother prefers a cat. Years later, the boy runs into what looks like a cat on the street. Can the cat win the boy over with his crazy dog-like antics and become the boy's "odd dog"?
One Day In The Forest
USA / Animation / 3 minutes
Director/Writer/Producer: Jiaxin Hu
A small girl who loves playing in the woods and goes to the forest every day with her friend, a little bee. The story centers on one special day for this girl in this forest. It is a story about humans and nature relationships.
The animated short combines 2D and 3D techniques.
Spain / Animation / 13 minutes
Director/Writer/Producer: Rubén Garcerá
A series of crimes is devastating the city and there is only one person who is capable of finding the culprit: Toni Clues. When Mr. and Ms. Mendoza are murdered, their family decides to hire him. But time is against him as new victims begin to appear and the police are nowhere to be see. He will have to use all his track-hunting skills to try to solve the mystery: who is behind such gory deaths?
Ghana / Animation / 3 minutes
Director/Writer: Francis Y. Brown
Producer: Daty Kaba, Laurene Manaa Addy
Cast: Christy Ukata, Yvonne
Room 5 basically tells a story of how patients are treated by nurses when we visit the hospital but this is coupled with a sub plot of how most people are afraid of injection. The genre is a dark comedy.
USA / Comedy / 4 minutes
Director/Writer: Spencer Susser
Producer: Jeff Vespa, Lisa Arianna, Spencer Susser
Cast: Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais
A stop-motion animated documentary-style short film produced in partnership with Humane Society International (HSI) and the Arch Model studio of puppet maker supreme Andy Gent. The film features HSI’s campaign spokesbunny Ralph, voiced by Taika Waititi, as he goes through his daily routine as a “tester” in a lab.
Mexico / Animation / 28 minutes
Director: Javier Gutierre
Writer: Borja Exterrabi, Sandra Velten, Javier Gutierrez
Producer: Concha León Portilla, Jorge Landa Portilla, Valeska Viveros
Secretum is the story of Jero, a five-year-old boy who, after losing his mother, is adopted by a woman who, under a promise to love and protect him, abuses him.
USA / Animation / 5 minutes
Director: Colin Hesterly
Writer: Max Wittert
Cast: Max Wittert, Lauren White, Greta Titelman
Inspired by an episode of foodie TV, Max decides to gorge himself on a peppery feast. Before he can finish ordering, his stomach gets upset and confronts Max about his confusing culinary choices. Stomach's flimsy emotional state churns and her unpredictable nature backfires in a frenzied fight.
The Broken Candle
USA / Animation / 9 minutes
Director: Felix Kiner
Writer: Michael Lam
Producer: Felix Kiner, Michael Lam, Yoshi Zweiback
Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Tom Kenny, Eugenio Derbez
The Broken Candle tells the heartwarming tale of Nira, a broken Hanukkah candle who becomes the shamash ("lead candle" of the hanukkiah) on the last night of the Festival of Lights.
The Cookie Cutter
USA / Animation / 8 minutes
Director: David Rocco Facchini
Producer: Dellarocco Studios
With bathing suit season just around the corner, Steve needs to put his sweet-tooth for cookies in check! But when an ambitious Cookie Scout darkens his doorway, dead-set on the sale, it becomes the ultimate battle of the bulge!