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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Sami Natsheh, Arly Jones | Spain | 2017 | 19:53 Spanish with English Subtitles Facebook | Twitter Colors is the story of Tito, a blind boy who leaves the big city to spend a few days with his Grandmother Fina who he has never met before in a small town in Alicante. There, he finds …Read more »

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The Odd Funeral

Felix Swahn | Sweden | 2016 | 13 m Swedish with English Subtitles An old woman, a grandma is dying. She wishes to have her ashes spread in the Tatra mountains, the best place of her youth. Her wish is the beginning of an odd road movie to find a good spot for grandma after death. …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 »


Lin Sihan | Canada | 2016 | 3:56   One day a man finds that he cannot see his reflection clearly. His emotions veer from wonder to terror, to rejection as he experiences this moment.

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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.

The Polar Bear Story

Suisei Hoshii | Japan | 2013 | 11:41 A story that takes place at the far northern edge of the world, the North Pole, surrounded by ice‥ It was an entrance to a wondrous land. Brother and sister polar bears, Tomato and Nasu live in the brutal cold near the North Pole, at the edge …Read more »


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

Hitler Relodead

Tobias Bieseke | Germany | 2013 | 17 m Everything begins with a small revolution in Russia, where in a dark corner in the Kremel´s basement the skull of man by the name A. Hitler turns up. Since the Germans demanded repatriations of looted pieces of art, the heads of the Kremel figured that it was the …Read more »


Catherine Prowse, Hannah Quinn | United Kingdom | 2017 | 4:42 The story of a gardener in a Middle Eastern war zone, fighting the destruction around her with life-giving plants Cast Catherine Prowse Hannah Quinn

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