SF IndieFest: Drawn, Painted and Pixelated – Animated Shorts Program

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First show: February 09

This program features the best of new animation from around the world, with a wide range of styles from 8-bit cartoon to celluloid manipulation to rotoscoping.

 

TRUMP BITES

Five one-minute Plymptoons set to statements from the guy with all the best words.

5 min. By Bill Plympton.

 

 

61 BEEHIVE STREET

61 Beehive Street gives us a glimpse into the crazy experiences of four eccentric characters living in the same apartment building.

5 min. By Helena Bonastre Rodriguez

 

 

GLISSANDO

The remnants of loss and war.

4 min. By Min Shi.

 

 

DAHLIA

Through a metaphorical narrative about love, Dahlia explores a relationship between two people which is burdened by mental illness

4 min. By Ana Mouyis.

 

GOD I NEED A GIRLFRIEND

A musical short story that gives the background to the sculpture of the same name.

4 min. By Stefan Janoski.

 

 

KEVIN KLEIN LIVE ANIMATION #3

A caller calls the radio show, Kevin Klein Live, to complain of the way the show made fun of another caller that was trying to get tickets for a concert. The radio show then in turn makes fun of the caller who is complaining.

4 min. By Eduardo Juarez Jr.

I CAN’T BRING YOU AWAY

Although he was eager to go out with ”him”, the man was determined to say goodbye to ”him” and walked out the door, and ”he” was a man’s doll bear.

5 min. By Lin Li-Wei.

 

FLYTRAP

Charles falls into a germaphobic hysteria living under the unsanitary habits of his roommate. Narrated by the protagonist, we witness his petty yet paranoid reality unfold as he delivers a confession email to his unreliable advisor, Mr. Waters.

6 min. By Connor Bland.

 

MUSIC & CLOWNS

Despite being close to nonverbal, my brother is funny, charming and perceptive. I discuss with my parents what it was like raising a child with Down syndrome.

7 min. By Alex Widdowson.

 

THE ELEPHANT’S SONG

“The Elephant’s Song” tells the true and tragic tale of Old Bet, the first circus elephant in America, as recounted in song by her friend the old farm dog. Their story is portrayed in colorful, handcrafted animation.

7 min. By Lynn Tomlinson.

 

SUBWAY COMMUTE

On his commute, a man taking the subway feels something is wrong. Some indescribable threat is approaching. In a manless carriage, he sees the illusion of his past and the future, and he tries to find what it means.

10 min. By Redic Hsu.

 

I HAD TOO MUCH TO THINK LAST NIGHT

Dreams? Drinks? Delirium? A visual stream of unconsciousness flows from the bottles of last night’s revelry into the mind’s eye.

1 min. By Kevin Webb.

 

 

THE CHRISTMAS RABBIT

On Christmas eve, an old lady finds her beloved cat dead. All day long, she’ll try to find him a fitting final resting place, but will remain unsuccessful until an option she hadn’t considered comes her way.

10 min. By Christophe Lopez-Huici.

 

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