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Animators know their animals! By their very essence animators bring life forward on screen. They are mostly lovers of natural history and metaphorically use and abuse animals for great comic and tragic effect. Animation can be anthropomorphic or a study of human and animal interaction that can reflect a message for all life on the planet.
The Bird & the Whale
Dir: Carol Freeman
7 mins 9 secs
A young whale separated from his family discovers a caged bird, the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Together they struggle to survive lost at sea.
Dir: Stephanie Lansaque & Francois Leroy
12 mins 50 secs
A visual, acoustic and odorous ballad through the wandering of a one eyed dog. Daily life and legend mingle on the syncopated rhythm of Hat Xam.
Dir: Nils Hedinger
7 mins 39 secs
A tadpole misses out on becoming a frog and is left behind. But there is much to discover in the pond and spring is sure to come again.
Mermaids and Rhinos
Dir: Viktoria Traub
15 mins 33 secs
Matilda’s memories of her family as surrealistic visions come into view: her life is full of grotesque, bizarre characters hungry for love.
Dir: Ewa Luczkow
Jumping between reality and fantasy, Moth follows 8-year old Mabil as she escapes the troubles of her family with her vivid daydreams and imaginary moth friend.
City of Memories
Dir: Signe Tveitan
5 mins 46 secs
An orphan girl is stuck in a crumbling city, living among memories. Her life is changed when she finally connects with someone in the present.
A Strange Trial (Uno Strano Processo)
Dir: Marcel Barelli
9 mins 58 secs
I have always wanted to make a film ABOUT hunting… that is… AGAINST hunting!
Dir: Philip Louis Piaget Rodriguez
7 mins 45 secs
Deep in the harsh countryside, where life fades with every breath, a boy tormented with grief battles an inescapable beast.
Armor del Amor
Dir: Kirk Kelley
1 mins 45 secs
This nature documentary focuses on the armadillo mating rituals and explores the underbelly of modern mammalian dating with a commentary on the frustration of modern love.
Dir: Anna Oparkowska
6 mins 11 secs
A short story about loneliness, maladjustment and the desperate need of closeness, set in a severe winter landscape. Bernard faces the stereotype of an animal predator.
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