Premieres July 2 - July 31
The Hangman At Home
Denmark / Animation / 14 minutes
Director/Writer: Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Producer: Avi Amar, Katayoun Dibamehr, Emmanuel-Alain Raynal
The animated film invites you into five interwoven stories featuring people caught in a pivotal moment: they are fragile, playful, terrified, contemplative, confused, curious. We watch their intimate deeds in a reflective state, and they gaze back, transforming us from spectators to witnesses.
The Tree Of Lost Souls
Spain / Animation / 15 minutes
Director/Writer/Producer: Laura Zamora
Cast: Eline Mensen, Oliver Schmitz, Sanaa Zemmouri
A story of tenderness and fantasy that really make us reflect on our lives and the parts of ourselves that we have lost. An introverted girl who uses her imagination as a refuge from the world around her; a world that has been falling apart due to the disappearance of her father, her mother's indifference towards her, betrayed friendship, and disappointment in love.
The Weather Is Lovely
China / Adventure / 14 minutes
Director/Writer: Lien, Chun-Chien
Producer: Allen Chung-Shun Yang
Cast: Lu Ming Yao, Clara Lee
Claude, the cloud maker, accidentally drops his cloud-making gadget after finished his daily mission. The gadget gets picked up by a researcher Yin in a weather observatory atop a remote Mountain. Yin learns how to use the gadget and makes a lots clouds inside the lab. Claude, meanwhile, can only observe patiently outside and seek chance to retrieve his gadget secretly (since he is not allowed to reveal himself to the people on the ground.)
Tiger Is Strolling Around
Ukraine / Animation / 12 minutes
Director/Writer: Anastasiia Falileieva
Producer: Michael Margulis, Marcin J. Sobczak
Cast: Jo Keita, Kiki Sugino
Katsumi is feeling blue. While walking through a ghost Japanese town, she can see signs that her life has reached the point of no return. When she decides to end this misery, Magic Tiger appears. Can he save her?
Japan / Animation / 8 minutes
Director: Sachi Nakamura
Even though the main character puts everything into his work, he only earns a little bit and lives a poor life. One day, he remembers that his mother had told him when he was a child that there is treasure buried under the tree in the yard of their house, and he heads to his hometown.
USA / Animation / 9 minutes
Director/Producer: Andrea Love, Phoebe Wahl
Writer: Phoebe Wahl
Cast: Mariya Ballou, Christpher Flockton
Tulip is a fresh and woolly take on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale Thumbelina. This stop-motion animated short film by Andrea Love & Phoebe Wahl follows Tulip, a tiny child who is born from a flower, on her adventures as she explores the garden outside her home in search of where she belongs.
Ukraine / Animation / 14 minutes
Director: Dmytro Lisenbart
Writer: Dmytro Lisenbart, Andriy Rushkovsky, Valeriy Pugashkin
Producer: Vitalii Khalo
Could a robot adopt a pet in the near future? – Sure, why not. – Could this pet be a human? – Well, it could be possible in the future. – Could they become friends? – Probably yes. - …And what would become of the robot afterwards? – Listen, to hell with your questions!
China / Sci-Fi / 8minutes
Director: Ina Chen
Writer: Calvin Sin
Producer: Liam Young
On the day of Vesak, the biggest Buddhist festival in South and Southeast Asia, a monk carries out annual prayer rites at the Quantum Temple. Artifacts that belong to the past and foretell the future swirl overhead in a hyper-fictional topography made up of hill fort homes, geodesic monuments, haunting projections, and gigantic fish.
Voices In The Void
USA / Animation / 18 minutes
Director: Juan Pablo De Gamboa
Writer: Samuel George
Producer: Dr. Judith S. Goldstein, Irene Braam
Cast: Bent Melchior, Ina-Miriam Rosenbaum
This animation gives a new kind of visual life to this important chapter of history, bringing it to new generations. Seventy-five years after the fall of Nazi Germany, academics, intellectuals, artists, and everyday people continue to grapple withthe immensity of the Shoah.
When Winter Comes
UK / Animation / 5 minutes
Director: Geoff Dunbar
Writer: Paul McCartney
Producer: Ben Chappell
The film adopts a painterly style glimpsing a family readying their farm for winter and highlights the themes of nature, family and home in the song. To create the short animated film, Paul McCartney enlisted the help of Rupert and the Frog Song director Geoff Dunbar for a unique hybrid of hand and digitally drawn animation.
X Marks the Spot
USA / Animation / 2 minutes
Director/Writer/Producer: Reynel Roque
Cast: Nathaniel Labrada, Matthew Curtis
An adventurous young kid takes on the challenge to find treasure when he notices a map on the back of his cereal box. The map takes him on a wild journey to find the lost treasure, but an unexpected problem presents itself along the way.
China / Animation / 14 minutes
Director: Bowen Tan
Writer: Roderick Rascoe, Bowen Tan
Producer: Ben Clerveaux
Cast: Jie Liu, Yalin Wang
At the dawn of Chinese Robotic era, in a world where robot-human symbiosis and educational pressures collide, Yining, a young schoolboy learns to cope with the rigors of family pressure and mechanical success.