Shorts: Animation 1

  • Charlotte's Photographs
  • Copycut Scanfill
  • Empty Places
  • Green Grass
  • Pilar
  • Poise
  • Sad Beauty
  • The Fire Next Time
  • The Winter

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Film Info
Festival Programs:Shorts
Minnesota Made
Social Justice
Science Fiction
Culture & Society
Best of Fest Encores
Runtime:71 min


Part 1 of a selection of local and international animated shorts.

Films are listed here in screening order.

Charlotte's Photographs: The forgotten snapshots of a nurse in 1940's Minneapolis take us into the world of women's work in this animated musical documentary.
Director: John Akre | Runtime: 10 min | Country: USA | 2020 | English


Sad Beauty: In a heavily polluted world, a young woman mourns the disappearance of animal species. When she falls ill due to a bacterial infection, nature appears to send her a message in her hallucinations.
Director: Arjan Brentjes | Runtime: 10 min | Country: The Netherlands | 2020 | English


Copycut Scanfill: Photos collapse and colors collide in this jauntily abstracted cartoon!
Director: Colin Stanhill | Runtime: 5 min | Country: USA | 2021 | no dialogue


Pilar: A dangerous intruder gives Pilar the chance to discover the wild animal within and the means to escape the post-apocalyptic village she lives in.
Directors: Yngwie Boley, J.J. Epping, Diana van Houten | Runtime: 9 min | Country: The Netherlands, Belgium | 2020 | no dialogue


Green Grass: Two hopeful migrants make the arduous journey to what they’re sure must be a better life only to confront the reality that their destination may no longer be the place they believed it was.
Director: Michael Greco | Runtime: 8 min | Country: Canada | 2020 | English


The Fire Next Time: Rioting spreads as social inequality causes tempers in a struggling community to flare, but the oppressive environment takes on a life of its own as the shadows of the housing estate close in.
Director: Renaldho Pelle | Runtime: 8 min | Country: United Kingdom | 2020 | no dialogue


Empty Places: Completed before the global lockdown, Empty Places is an ode to the melancholy of machines.
Director: Geoffroy de Crécy | Runtime: 9 min | Country: France | 2020 | no dialogue


Poise: Lying on the bed of a small room, a man is in a stalemate, unable to decide. Time is suspended within and outside of him, in the minimalist room and in the geometric city.
Director: Luís Soares | Runtime: 7 min | Country: Portugal | 2020 | no dialogue


The Winter: Walking in a snowy forest, a peasant sees a mysterious deer and goes to follow it. The deer allures him and the peasant even wants to catch it.
Director: Xin Li | Runtime: 5 min | Country: Australia | 2020 | English


Included Shorts

Charlotte's Photographs (10min) More
Sad Beauty (10min) More
Copycut Scanfill (5min) More
Pilar (9min) More
Green Grass (8min) More
The Fire Next Time (8min) More
Empty Places (9min) More
Poise (7min) More
The Winter (5min) More