Animation

Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and change by means of the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon. Animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation.

Animation can be recorded with either analogue media, a flip book, motion picture film, video tape, digital media, including formats with animated GIF, Flash animation and digital video. To display animation, a digital camera, computer, or projector are used along with new technologies that are produced.

Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures. Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, 30, or 60 frames per second.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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1916

Oscar Lewis | United Kingdom | 2015 | 4 m An old man remembers the last time he saw his father, walking with him to the train station in rural England. This short film was made to mark the centenary of men with families being conscripted to the army in 1916 during WW1.

Don’t Be Afraid of Bears

Jill Johnston | United States | 2014 | 3 m 16 s Theriophobia is a fear of the beast. Naturalist Barry Lopez defines it as “[f]ear of the beast as an irrational, violent, insatiable creature.” Reflection on childhood memories and fears induce impressions of the beast within and reciprocity of species. Cast Anna Chicco, voice artist

Crackpot

Alex Bernas | United Kingdom | 2016 | 3 m Going out on the town can make you lose your head Viewing Instructions

Tokri (The Basket)

Suresh Eriyat | India | 2017 | 14:46 Two insignificant lives lost and found in time. Animators Mukund Bhaleghare Adam Wyrwas Sanjay Patkar Swati Agarwal Producer Nilima Eriyat Viewing Instructions

The Killer Buzz

Barry Jackson | United States | 2016 | 7 m 35 s The flies compete for the love of a ladybug until things reach cataclysmic proportions.

Like Dad

Jiyeon Jung | United States | 2014 | 3 m A big painter wants to focus on his artwork more than anything else. But his mischievous 4-years-old daughter loves him terribly and wishes to be with him every time. Finally, she causes a huge incident which pisses him off. Cast Thomas Duong Jiyeon Jung Viewing Instructions

Duhkha

Aaron Lun | Canada | 2016 | 3 m 45 s Duhkha explores one of the central tenets of Buddhism – suffering. It is a voyage through seasonal shifts, experiences, growth, and the accrued anxieties that come with them. Painful experiences can be overwhelming when we hold onto them, but we can overcome them.  Eventually, we learn …Read more »

La Soup (The Soup)

Nicos Synnos | Cyprus | 2016 | 11 m A man has two chickens. When one chicken gets ill the man kills the healthy chicken to make a soup for the ill. This is a story that inverts our stories about priorities and superiorities…. and scratches at the thin line between love, life and nonsense. …Read more »

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Drew’s Dancing Drum

Brandon Chappell | United States | 2017 | 5:00 Facebook | Twitter Drew loves playing his drum for people until he is bullied by a boy named Malcolm. His dad encourages Drew to go on drumming and befriend the very boy that bullied him. (Recommended for ages 4-12) Cast Chance Chappell Adwoa Dora Joseph Del …Read more »

Three Fools

Snobar Avani, Peter Hausner | Denmark | 2014 | 6 m 31 s Facebook “Three Fools” discover the rise and fall of greed and how happiness is sometimes right in front of you. In a search for a place to settle down, the three friends Blue, Yellow and Green find their friendship being ruined by greed and …Read more »