Go on a bold adventure to capture a hundred tigers, discover life on another planet, and befriend the terrible dragon. Savvy adult filmgoers and kids discovering indie animation for the first time will both enjoy the Northwest Animation Festival's popular Family Friendly show.
International Spectacular #1
Friday evening kicks off our three-night extravaganza of amazing international shorts. Selected from a pool of 1300 submissions, it's a variety show of contrasting styles and stories that offers something either profound or peculiar to delight nearly every taste.
International Spectacular #2
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.
International Spectacular #3
This year's NW Animation Fest concludes with an explosive cabaret of cartoons, digital delights, and show-stopping stop-motion. Selected from a pool of 1300 submissions, you can trust that we've saved a few of our most favorite films for the big finale.
Locura Española - Spanish Shorts
A bilingual compendium of animated "tapas" packed with spine-chilling fables, heart-warming violence, and a pinch of synesthetic experimentalism. Want some samples? Rejoice before the cutesy bear cubs of Alberto Vazquez in their hunt for unicorn blood!
Meet the Animators
"What keeps you inspired as an artist? What unusual tricks went into making your film? What advice do you have for aspiring animators?" ...Bring questions of your own for an open Q&A at the end.
Oregon Animation Industry: ShadowMachine
ShadowMachine is best known for their shows on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim: Robot Chicken and TripTank, as well as the Netflix Original Series BoJack Horseman. They are currently in production on a new Comedy Central Show, Jeff and Some Aliens.
Queer Animation Revolution
A new generation of LGBT animators brings liberated voices to the silver screen! Queer Gaze is the touchstone for this first-of-its-kind collection... Life as seen through queer eyes: The solitary revolution of fearlessly falling in love with one's own body.
Strange & Sexy
Take a wild romp through the jungles of psyche and sexuality! This uninhibited collection of shorts plunges into the themes of lust and liberation, deviant desire and ecstatic enlightenment. Through an animator's eyes, realize the beauty of the human body — and then twist your brain around the bizarrely bawdy.