Best of the NW Animation Festival 2011

Drunken ninjas, robot police, and zombie pigeons! A collection of 28 short films from around the world that are in turn funny, heart-touching, and profound.

This special one-night event includes films from two Oscar-nominees, and many other award-winning artists. Attending filmmakers will answer questions from the audience following each block of shorts.

A feast for animation lovers, there are delights here for every taste. Just Can't Trust a Drunk Ninja hilariously warns us about the danger of intoxicated, weapon-carrying ninjas. The Nose , based on a story by Nikolai Gogol, tells the surreal tale of a vain civil servant who wakes up one morning to find that his own nose has disappeared. The Lighthouse touchingly portrays a father's unwavering, life-long support of his son's dreams—like a lighthouse forever lighting for the boats.

Saturday September 10 - one night only!
7pm Block 1
9pm Block 2
Tickets $8 for one block / $10 for both
Hollywood Theatre - main auditorium
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BLOCK 1 (90min)
Ursula 1000 - Rocket (Eric Kilkenny), Timber (Adam Fisher), Heart (Erick Oh), Spirit of the Bluebird (Jesse Gouchey & Xstine Cook), Chicxulub (Christopher Purdin), Gerald's Last Day (Justin & Shel Rasch), Ruby Rocket Private Detective (Sam Niemann & Stacey Hallal), The Necessities of Life (Gerald Guthrie), Zero (Christopher & Christine Kezelos), Cheez…z (Arut Tantasirin), Operation: Fish (Jeff Riley), Breath (Kartika Mediani), The Nose (Neil Burns & Dean Holmes), Old-Time Film (Barbara Tetenbaum & Marilyn Zornado).

BLOCK 2 (97min)
Medusa (Nick DiLiberto), The Quiet Life (Timothy Hittle), Just Can't Trust a Drunk Ninja (Greg Doble), Ruby Rocket Private Detective - Web Series (Sam Niemann & Stacey Hallal), Slow Joe (Philip Gray & Stephen Boot), The Lighthouse (Po Chou Chi), The Box Game (The Box Game Collective), Transformations on Bartók (Stephen Campbell), Missionary (Mike A. Smith), In the Fall of Gravity (Ron Cole), Good Bot Bad Bot (Marcus Ng & Nick Matthews), Something Left, Something Taken (Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata), Landscape with Duck (Patrick Neary), 24 Frames (Brad Pattullo).



Sunday, September 11