Shorts IV: Animation/Experimental

Bakerman & the Bunnymen { 5 MIN / USA } DIR: Scout Raskin
In this 1920s-style short, a baker is cannibalized by his creations. | Director in Attendance

Hello My Little Friend { 6 MIN / USA } DIR: Samantha Pirnak
An experimental documentary with sound and picture recorded more than five years apart, the audio combines with the video to form a meditation on the fear and isolation experienced in the aftermath of a crime. | Director in Attendance

The Wind in the Trees { 2 MIN / USA } DIR: Nancy Rodwan
The wind stirs more than the leaves in the trees. The mind wanders and images and nature begin to intermingle.

Eugenia { 14 MIN / Argentina & Israel } DIR: Deborah Cywiner
It seems that Eugenia, the poor seamstress, has no future, but has a sewing machine at which she sits and sews from dawn to dusk. Is it destiny or just a silly mistake that took absent minded Eugenia by surprise, leaving her with no wood for the stove? It is only at the bewitched forest where scared Eugenia would find what will save her.

The Snow { 14 MIN / South Korea } DIR: Sung Im Kim
Grandpa, Dongchan and Donge, the Jindo dog, live in the snowy mountains. When Dongchan goes to the city to fetch medicine for Grandpa, but has to walk home when an avalanche hits. Dongche's senses send him out to look for his boy - and protect him.

Her Children Mourn { 10 MIN / USA } DIR: Marta Renzi
A brother and sister, dressed in funeral black, arrive at a homestead. Both are silent, bottled up, alone. They enter the barn to work through their thoughts. In the end they find their way outside - to the fields and garden, and to some kind of peace. | Marta Renzi Website

Handi & V { 6 MIN / USA } DIR: Fenway Fen
After grandma Handi passed away, grandpa V lived in sadness. One day he finds a picture missing from their photo album, he starts either illusions or journeys through time capsules...

Prima { 3 MIN / Canada } DIR: Vanessa Rossi
When Olivia looks at herself in the mirror, she wants to see the image of perfection. Instead, all she sees is the reflection of her flaws. Although her frustration towards her image grows, facing it is the only way to get what she wants.

9 { 17 MIN / USA } DIR: Kimberly Warner
Standing on the threshold between innocence and experience, a young ballerina glimpses a hidden truth about her future as she teeters between light and dark, order and chaos. 9 is a coming of age tale about the mysterious and sometimes frightening initiations that usher us into our becoming. | Director in Attendance | Website

Out of Step { 6 MIN / USA } DIR: Lynn Estomin
Out of Step features the voices of four young female veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Robynn Murray, Chantelle Bateman, Kelly Dougherty, and Jen Pacanowski. The film is a collaboration with choreographer Kelly Knox and composer/electric violinist Ritsu Katsumata. The stories are powerful, raw, emotional, and haunting - content that is challenging, but definitely open to interpretation in dance, music and cinematography. There is a deep necessity for veterans to create when so much in their lives has been shattered. A profound sense of hope comes from the ability to rebuild and transform. | Website

Tits { 5 MIN / USA } DIR: Louisa Bertman
A story about feminine exploration.

All that Glisters { 8 MIN / UK } DIR: Claire Lamond
A stop-motion adaptation of a short story by Scottish author Anne Donovan.As Clare moves from childhood, she strives to create a personal way of dealing with her Dad's illness from asbestosis.The soundtrack is written by Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart.

Monkey Rag { 4 MIN / UK & USA } DIR: Joanna Davidovich
A traditionally animated throwback to the musical cartoons of yore. Inspired by the thumping, riotously fun music of the Asylum Street Spankers, Mitzi pursues a disaster of her own making in this richly colored world where reason is overrated. Mitzi may be barking up the wrong tree, but she also knows that when it comes to love, sometimes you just gotta give a little bit of what you got.

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Sunday, March 9