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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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 »

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

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

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 »

Embarked

Adele Hawkins, Mikel Mugica, Soo Kyung Kang | United States | 2015 | 4 m 23 s Facebook When Jimmy moves away from his old house, the treehouse he left behind magically comes to life. With nothing else keeping him in the country, the tree house decides to follow to Jimmy to the city.

Barkley

Li-Wei Chu | Taiwan | 2016 | 1:28:00 Chinese with English Subtitles Fido, ran into an animal city, where he met Barkley and other humans like animal friends. Fido accidentally finds out that the animal city is governed by a magician known as “God” who pretends to have infinite supernatural powers. Using dazzling tricks, the …Read more »

Shine

Seth Olson | United States | 2016 | 2 m 21 s A short animated film featuring solar-powered robots stranded on a lightless planet, struggling to survive.

Eddy the Circus Elephant—A Fairy Tale ( Zoukun to Koorogikun)

Suisei Hoshii | Japan | 2016 | 8 m The fun circus show is about to begin. The highlight is Eddy the Elephant’s Smoke Show. All of the spectators are very excited. One day, Eddy the elephant falls ill. No longer able to perform the Smoke Show, he reaches the verge of being kicked out of the circus. …Read more »

Cut Bait

Robert Walkine | 2017 | 3:10 Proverb “You must fish, cut bait, or get out of the boat!” To put food on the table a father and son duo must venture out to sea to catch some fish. Cut Bait is an animated short that examines an estranged father-son relationship with the comedic aspect of …Read more »