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Shorts Program 07: Animation Round-Up

Shorts Program 07: Animation Round-Up

Shorts Program 07: Animation Round-Up

88 min

Shorts Program 07: Animation Round-Up

Films are listed here in screening order.

Bluebird in the Wind
Directed by Ellis Kayin Chan. Hong Kong. 2023. 5 min. Animated Short.
In a dream-like landscape, a girl journeys through her past and present in search of her own Bluebird. Is she pursuing a mere shadow, or has this Bluebird long been soaring within her heart?

A Shadow’s Glow
Directed by Josh Mizrahi, & Cole Fourqurean. United States. 2023. 5 min. Animated Short.
In a world where light and shadow are personified, a creature of shadow must journey across his dark homeland to return a young spirit of light back to his home.

Direction of the Road
Directed by Janelle VanderKelen. United States. 2023. 8 min. Animated Short.
As a tree muses on their role in the Order of Things, this being (which humans normally think of as immobile) reveals the speed, agility, and finesse integral to their experience of the world.

Baby Bullet
Directed by George Linen Jr & Jenelle Pearring. United States. 2023. 4 min. Animated Short.
“Baby Bullet” targets America's glamorization of firearms and lack of focus on the harm they have caused. In 2022, there were more than 44,000 gun violence incidents in the United States.

Hair Care
Directed by Fatima Wardy. Côte d'Ivoire, United States. 2023. 12 min. Fiction Short.
When her hair braider disappears on her, a young woman must traverse an animated Ivory Coast in order to track her down.

Directed by Lily Berg, United States. 2023. 2 min. Animated Short. MN Made.
I've had the same pair of boots for 10 years, and they have finally reached the end. This is a goodbye.

Gorilla Tactics
Directed by Michael Long. United States. 2023. 3 min. Animated Short.
An animated memoir of a boy’s wish to obtain a gorilla suit—and a lesson in loopholes.

Marisol Writes an Email
Directed by Matt J Weber. United States. 2023. 3 min. Animated Short. MN Made.
Marisol gets into a contest of wills with the AI software helping her write her emails.

You Don’t Mess With James
Directed by Weston Auburn & Myles Hi. United States. 2023. 4 min. Animated Short.
A young production assistant has a confusing day while on set.

Directed by Leah Xiuzhen Rathe. United States. 2023. 3 min. Animated Short. MN Made.
A chopstick, adopted from one country and raised in one filled with forks, goes on a journey of self discovery and identity.

The Smallest Power
Directed by Andy Sarjahani. Iran. 2023. 6 min. Animated Short.
Recorded in secret in Iran at the height of the women-led uprising, this documentary short follows an Iranian medical resident who risks her life to protect a fellow doctor from arrest by the country’s secret police.

LUKi and the Lights
Directed by Toby Cochran. Netherlands, United States. 2023. 9 min. Animated Short.
LUKi, a charming and upbeat robot known for living life to the fullest, confronts a life-altering ALS diagnosis.

Directed by Idan Gilboa. Israel. 2023. 13 min. Animated Short.
Deadline is a black comedy Stop-motion short that explores the power balance between bureaucracy, death and feline devotion of the elderly.

Tennis, Oranges
Directed by Sean Pecknold. United States. 2024. 11 min. Animated Short.
A robotic vacuum suffering from burnout quits its job at a hospital and sets out to find community and a greater purpose on a quiet street where two lonely rabbits are stuck in perpetual loops.

Film Details

Runtime: 88 min
Country/Region: Hong Kong, USA, Cote d'Ivoire, Iran, Israel, Netherlands
Language: English, Chinese, French, Farsi, Mandarin Chinese
Tags: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Guest Attending, MN Made, Women Directors