Shorts 7: Animation

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St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Fri, Apr 17, 2015 9:15 PM
Northrop Best Buy Theater Sat, Apr 25, 2015 5:30 PM
Film Info
English Title:Shorts 7: Animation
Program:Shorts Programs
MN Made
Filmmaker/Guest Attending
Voice Category:Art in Pictures


Patterns in the Tide
Country: USA | Language: English | 2014 | Runtime: 3 min
Director: Christian Moser

A desolate whaling voyage depicts the genesis of the American ethos.

Country: USA | 2014 | Runtime: 3 min
Director: Caleb Wood

A continuous vertical freehand digression. An animation drawn on a wall.

SHADOWS - Saving the Rain Forest
Country: Singapore, USA, Spain | 2014 | Runtime: 12 min
Director: Isaac Kerlow | Producer: Ke Yi Xiao
Screenwriter: Isaac Kerlow

Life in the rain forest is interrupted when the intruders arrive to destroy it. Unaware that one of their own has betrayed them, the villagers are unable to protect it until an unexpected ally uses her powers to help them.

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Humble Pie
Country: USA | 2014 | Runtime: 4 min
Director: Cynthia Hogan | Producer: Dave Hogan
Screenwriter(s): Cynthia Hogan, Dave Hogan | Editor: Dave Hogan
Principle Cast: Riley Yeary, Angelina Masciopinto, Kaleb Miller

A fly learns the difference between want and need in a tale of insects and violence

Goodbye Rabbit, Hop Hop
Country: USA | 2013 | Runtime: 4 min
Director: Caleb Wood

A mind in the city looks inward and escapes into the rabbit's domain.

I Am Gone
Country: USA | Language: English | 2014 | Runtime: 3 min
Director: Nicholas Clausen | Producer: Todd Boss
Screenwriter: Robert Dougherty | Animator: Amy Schmitt

Nostalgia takes an unexpected twist.

Country: USA | Language: English | 2014 | Runtime: 12 min
Director: Scott Wenner | Screenwriter: Scott Wenner

Afloat is an animated film about a revolving door of crime and punishment. Alone on a raft in the middle of the ocean, a bedraggled stranger battles both the elements and his own mind. But who is pulling the strings? And who decides what behavior is just, when the consequence is survival?

A Place Called Hospice
Country: USA | Language: English | 2014 | Runtime: 5 min
Director: John Akre | Producer: John Akre
Screenwriter: John Akre

My mother lived with candles, and died after several weeks of in-home hospice care. We went with my mother as she met her death, caring for her in hospice, and this is what it felt like.

Wire Cutters
Country: USA | 2014 | Runtime: 9 min
Director: Jack Anderson | Screenwriter: Jack Anderson

A chance encounter proves fateful for two robots mining on a desolate planet.

Isola del Giglio
Country: USA | 2014 | Runtime: 11 min
Director: Tom Schroeder | Producer: Tom Schroeder

Sunday morning on the long curve of Campese, Isola del Giglio. An impressionistic film about the Italian island in sketchbook form.

Country: USA | 2014 | Runtime: 2 min
Director: Caleb Wood | Producer: David Hughes

A celebration of anima.

Speed Dating
Country: USA | Language: English | 2014 | Runtime: 11 min
Director: Meghann Artes
Producer(s): Nick Schmidt, Kristyn Benedyk, Joe Lyons, Meghann Artes
Screenwriter: Meghann Artes | Cinematographer: Scott Thiele
Editor: Meghann Artes
Principle Cast: Baize Buzan, Michael Woods, Russ Williamson

Desperate to find the man of her dreams, sweet and plain Ava tries a last ditch effort, speed dating. But the absurd cast of characters she encounters makes her wonder if being single isn't so bad after all.

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Country: Switzerland | 2014 | Runtime: 6 min
Director: Mauro Carraro | Producer: Nicolas Burlet
Editor: Mauro Carraro, Zoltan Horvath

A black sun rises on Leman Lake. In a surrealist backlit scene, swimmers and birds witness the spectacle of the dawn, hypnotized by the music of a cellist.