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© LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Tuesday, July 23, 1:00 pm

Program 30

@ Laemmle NOHO

Welcome to SNACK WORLD! This is a nutty universe filled with dreams and adventures. Here, you can find everything from dragons to smart devices. You can even find Chup, the hyperactive hero of this story.

Snack World

By LEVEL-5 abby, Inc

United States / Animation / 9 mins

“12 seconds of gunfire: The true story of a school shooting” is a powerful virtual reality experience produced by The Washington Post, based on an unforgettable front-page article by 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist John Woodrow Cox. The story is illustrated by award-winning animator Wesley Allsbrook (“Dear Angelica”) from an original script and audio from The Post’s team. 

12 seconds of gunfire: The true story of a school shooting

Director: Suzette Moyer, Seth Blanchard

Writer: John Woodrow Cox, Lynda Robinson

Producer: Suzette Moyer, Seth Blanchard

United States / Animation / 8 mins

This is one of a series of three Baymax Dreams shorts produced using a realtime-production pipeline. We used a game engine, Unity, as the core content-creation hub. This innovative approach enabled us to “find the story” in 3D worldspace, and contributed greatly to our ability to hone the comedic timing in the interplay between Baymax and his clones.

 

Our story begins as Baymax goes into sleep mode, and is transported to a “dream” version of San Fransokyo. 

Baymax Dreams of Too Many Baymaxes

Director/Writer: Simon J Smith

Producer: Han-Yee Ling

Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Brock Powell

United States / Animation / 3 mins

Finn has stains on his skin. One day, he meets a group of cool kids with different stains on their bodies. One day, he understands that these stains aren't just pretty.

The Stained Club

Director: Mélanie Lopez, Simon Boucly, Marie Ciesielski, Alice Jaunet, Chan Stéphie Peang, Béatrice Viguie

Writer: Mélanie Lopez

Producer: Philippe Meis

France / Animation / 7 mins

Mary, a paleontologist’s assistant, finds herself working at the hands of an incompetent and misogynistic paleontologist named Mr. Collins on the Jurassic Coast of England. She receives a little help from an unexpected source to help prove her worth.

Breaking Ground

Director: Tara Norton, Ellie Morlino, Alex Shaulis

Writer: Matthew Kic, Mike Sorce

Producer: Ringling College of Art & Design

Cast: Lauren Cox, Glen McCready

United States / Animation / 4 mins

A man tries to keep pace in front of the hand of a clock, turning ever faster, until he's overtaken by time itself. PACE is an animated short film exploring our modern relationship with time and today's constant feeling of not having enough of it.

Pace

Director: Kai Stänicke

Writer: Kai Stänicke

Producer: Kai Stänicke

Animation: Roman Wuckert

Germany / Animation / 11 mins

Pops and Branwell, two kid detectives, suspect a traitor in their squad as they chase a soup robbing thief.

Pops & Branwell

Director: Aleks Sennwald, Pete Toms

Producer: Scott Malchus

United States / Animation / 8 mins

A short stop motion animated film about a little shadow girl learning to become real.

Flower and the Girl

Director: Robin Heap

Writer: Jo Lewis

Producer: Jo Lewis

United Kingdom / Animation / 9 mins

As one woman living in an apartment for two, Dani struggles to live while coping with the tragic truth about her sister

Waiting By the Phone

Director: Olivia Jensen

Score: Daniel O'Hearn

Sound Design: Aaron Hill, Sedona LaMarre

United States / Animation / 3 mins

Ostriches carry on their daily activities burying their heads, believing It’s an Instinctive behavior. However, one day a research by phylogeneticist Dr. Kays proves otherwise.

The Ostrich Politic

Director/Writer: Mohamad Houhou

Producer: Gobelins, l'école de l'image

Cast: Fabrice Ziolkowski

France / Animation / 6 mins

Tayra and I grew up on a beach in the north east of Brazil. We were inseparable. 
The sea breeze brings me back happy memories.

Guaxuma

Director/Writer: Nara Normande

Producer: Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty, Livia de Melo

Brazil / Animation / 14 mins