Saturday, May 14 at 7:00pm | $15
NW Animation Fest's parade of astonishing short films continues on Saturday night with a second collection of this year's very best works. Selected from 1300 submissions, the evening includes remarkable stories from France, Poland, Argentina, Thailand, and more. Watch as national boundaries fall away, and the reign of unfettered imagination begins.
Here's some of what you'll see: After nearly electrocuting himself during a high school frog dissection, a boy fantasizes about using his godlike powers to bend the world to his will. A space-faring postal worker attempts to deliver the tiniest package in the universe to a planet of microscopic aliens. Two ancient women meet at the baths for their ritual swim, but this time they are diving to unexpected depths. Seven diminutive bank-robbers accidentally take on a feisty hostage while escaping with a fabulous treasure; as the band takes refuge in a forest hideaway, we begin to recognize the contemporary reincarnation of an old and familiar fairy tale.
(180 minutes, two short intermissions. Some mature themes.)
ABOUT NW ANIMATION FEST
The Northwest Animation Festival (May 9-15) showcases visionary worlds of fantasy, unforgettable stories, and outlandish oddities from around the globe. See the year's best international shorts, selected from over 1300 submissions. Explore seven special topic screenings. Participate in conversations with filmmakers. Play at late night after-parties. If you're an animation-lover, this is the must-see event of 2016!
For the complete festival schedule, please visit: www.nwanimationfest.com .