SF Indie Fest: Shorts 2: An Animated World
First show: February 03
Shorts 2: An Animated World showcases a wide variety of animation from around the world.
Marco Jemolo, Italy, 7 min
FRAMED is a noir animated short-film, which explores the sensitive subject of alienation in society.
The Realm of Deepest Knowing
Seung Hee Kim, Korea, 4 min
One digs beneath the surface of the other to reach the deepest place of his heart during struggles. It lightens up the darkness. They fulfill one another within the sense of oneness.
When Comes the Rain
Brian Giovanni, USA, 2 min
The local birdbath is empty, and the hot sun won’t let up. An ambitious bird gathers his flock to bring the rain down upon them. But how far will he go to get what he wants?
Quentin Haberham, UK, 9 min
Francis raises his son Kip in isolation. When the boy outgrows his father’s protective confines, Francis learns that what is right for himself may not be best for his son.
Benjamin Ridgway, USA, 2 min
An elusive point of stillness in a shifting and expanding world.
Tim Ballard, USA, 3 min
A post-apocalyptic dream journey and promise of rebirth through imagination.
David Chai, USA, 8 min
In the annals of mankind, we will realize that humans have been mistreating Mother Nature for far too long. It was only a matter of time before the universe blasted back. Please join us in experiencing a warning from the deepest bowels of the galaxy. Can humanity squeeze out a solution before it goes to pot? Don’t stall to find out!
Yellow and Red Make Orange
Jay Hollinsworth, USA, 5 min
An illegal prairie cockfight is the setting for an autobiographical reminiscence about the struggle to find place and peace in the rural west of the 1970’s. Yellow and Red Make Orange exists as the emotional memory of a childhood spent contending with men created and shaped by the frontier myth.
Farnoosh Abedi, Iran, 9 min
A bug became servant,servant became master
Ceci N’est Pas une Animation
Federico Kempke, Canada, 5 min
A group of pretentious animators are followed through the process of creating the “ultimate animated film”. But do they really have the skills to back up their claims?
Catya Plate, USA, 10 min
In a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has fallen apart, a group of scientists and an animated sign complete the construction of a new human race and meet a groundhog climatologist who prepares them for their mission to restore balance to the decimated Earth.
Andreas Feix, Germany, 7 min
After being subjected to a cataclysmic meteorite impact, a small dinosaur attempts to battle the horrific aftermath both physically & psychologically. A tale about life, death & rebirth, told from a unique, prehistoric perspective.
The Alligator Hunter
Kyle V. James, USA, 4 min
After losing his wife in a traumatic attack, an elderly hunter seeks revenge on the culprit: a massive albino alligator. Months of waiting for the creature to resurface turns his grief into a desperate obsession. However, when the hunter finally has the chance to kill the alligator and obtain catharsis, he feels an unexpected bond. In the monster’s eyes, he sees his wife looking back. Reunited with his love, the hunter decides to leave the safety of his boat and swim with the alligator.
Kathrin Steinbacher, UK, 3 min
Striving for a professional skiing career means you are going to be subjected to great pressure. The main character, is struggling to find his place in the world after giving up his career as a potential professional skier. This animated documentary explores how high expectations can lead to frustration and anxiety.
Bethanie Montano, Australia, 3 min
The face of an unknown young woman influences history after her death.
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