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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Laymun

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

Crossing

Qing Zheng | China | 2017 | 4:07 Crossing is a four-minute 2D animation about a man who overcomes his fear of death through the help of others. The story happens when the protagonist is dying. He transfers from the real world to a dream world to experience emptiness and loneliness. The protagonist cannot accept …Read more »

The Art Of Aping

Ananya Anil | India | 2017 | 4:49 Colonization, imperialization,  and globalization have left a deep Western imprint on us, Indians. While undermining our age-old methods, we have developed the mentality of following the West without thinking. The film talks about how Indians, today, are blindly copying from the West, aspiring to dissolve all the …Read more »

The Reflection in Me

Peter H Reynolds, Marc Colagiovanni | United States | 2017 | 3:44 Facebook | Twitter A heartwarming family film sharing themes of love, acceptance, and having a positive self-image.

The Time Travelers

Diego Raf Diaz | United States | 2016 | 6 m 29 s Four humans go back to prehistoric times to capture a monster. The youngest member of this team is a young girl who is rescued by a Velociraptor. Cast Sophia Hanson Vincent Czapla Tyame GoMillion Rick Joyner Diego Raf Diaz

The Beach Boy

Hannes Rall | Singapore | 2015 | 7 m 48 s English, French, German, Spanish with English Subtitles An animated short film about two star-crossed lovers from ancient Vietnam. Designed in a style inspired by Vietnamese brush painting and traditional art. Cast Noella Menon Joshua Lim Bruce Quek Amelia D’Souza

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.

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.

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 »

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