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In Search of the Colors 
Documentaries
8 minutes
Director: Will Kim
Year: 2008
Country: U.S.A.
willkim.net

Thu 12:40 pm RUSH , Fri 9:40 pm RUSH , Sat 12:40 pm RUSH , Sat 3:40 pm RUSH , Sun 10:10 AM RUSH , Sun 3:40 pm RUSH

In this animated documentary, Will Kim celebrates the talents and dreams of the Alexander's House family. Through handdrawn and painterly animation techniques, Kim tells a story of his own experiences from volunteering at this home for people with developmental disabilities. [family-friendly]

Sponsor: Project A


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Germans in the Woods 
Documentaries
3 minutes
Director: Tim Rauch
Year: 2008
Country: U.S.A.
rauchbrothers.com/gitw/story


http://www.rauchbrothers.com/teaser/GITW_teaser.html A WWII veteran tells his son-in-law about the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler's last major offensive. In 2005, he recorded this memory through StoryCorps, the national oral history project that is featured on National Public Radio.

Sponsor: Project A

Guard Dog 
Shorts
5 minutes
Director: Bill Plympton
Year: 2004
Country: U.S.A.
plymptoons.com


http://www.plymptoons.com/gallery/gallery.html Why do dogs bark at such innocent creatures as pigeons and squirrels...what are they afraid of? This Oscar-nominated film answers that eternal question. [violence]


Guide Dog 
Shorts
6 minutes
Director: Bill Plympton
Year: 2006
Country: U.S.A.
plymptoons.com


http://www.plymptoons.com/gallery/gallery.html Guide Dog is the sequel to Bill Plympton's Oscar-nominated short film Guard Dog. This time around our "hero" helps people who are blin- with typically disastrous results. [family-friendly]

Kick Like A Girl 
Documentaries
24 minutes
Director: Jenny Mackenzie
Year: 2008
Country: U.S.A.
kicklikeagirlmovie.com


http://www.kicklikeagirlmovie.com/ The Mighty Cheetahs, a third grade girls soccer team, has never lost a game. In search of a greater challenge, their coach signs them up in the boys division. With humor and candor this documentary reveals the reality of boy-girl issues and what "kick like a girl" really means. [family-friendly]

2009 Audience Award Best Short Film: Dramatic or Documentary

Mexican Standoff 
Shorts
4 minutes
Director: Bill Plympton
Year: 2008
Country: U.S.A.
plymptoons.com

This music video for the six-piece Dutch indie band, Parson Brown, features the latest animation from Bill Plympton. Set to the moody pop tones of a longing love song, Plympton's tell-tale pencil animation unfurls a gun-blazing battle over one woman’s heart. [adult content]

Moving Windmills 
Documentaries
7 minutes
Director: Scott Thrift
Year: 2008
Country: U.S.A.
mssngpeces.com

In late 2006, a Malawian newspaper wrote about William Kamkwmamba, a remarkable young man from a remote rural village north of the capital city. Forced to drop out of high school for lack of money, William saw a picture of a windmill in a textbook and decided to build one to power his family's home. Using found materials and scrapyard parts, he built a series of windmills which would change his and his family's life. A visit to America reinforces his dreams to complete his education and bring power to his country. [family-friendly,
subtitles]

Sebastian's Voodoo 
Shorts
4 minutes
Director: Joaquin Baldwin
Year: 2008
Country: U.S.A.
pixelnitrate.com


http://www.pixelnitrate.com/media/sebastians_voodoo_trailer.mov A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death. A 3D animated film created at the UCLA Animation Workshop.

Sponsor: Project A

Shikashika 
Documentaries
10 minutes
Director: Stephen J. Hyde
Year: 2008
Country: U.S.A., Peru
shikashika.com

With stunning cinematography and lively music, this documentary short offers a rare glimpse of life in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Eighty-two-year-old Maji, with her son and grandson, earn their living by harvesting glacial ice for Shikashika, a frozen delicacy they sell in town. [family-friendly, subtitles]


Teat Beat of Sex: Episodes 8, 9, 10, 11 
Shorts
7 minutes
Director: Signe Baumane
Year: 2007
Country: U.S.A., Latvia
signebaumane.com


Remembrances of virginity, and awkward attempts to abandon it, are chronicled in this merciless and candidly animated film. From the dance floor to the graveyard, Cynthia, experiences her first kiss, her first jealousy and all the hallmark firsts along the way. Some wild thoughts run through her head. She isn’t sure what she is supposed to feel but is intrigued enough to continue exploring. [adult content]

Sponsor: Project A

The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow 
Shorts
6 minutes
Director: Rodrigo Gudino
Year: 2008
Country: Canada
rodrigogudino.com


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoTGihrgkgM Through seductively spooky and artful animation, an unusual photograph dating back to the 1930s is dissected. An investigation of its particulars reveals a tapestry of secrets hidden in the details, and a tale of kidnapping and murder captured in a haunting moment.

Sponsor: Project A

The Guarantee 
Documentaries
11 minutes
Director: Jesse Erica Epstein
Year: 2007
Country: U.S.A.
jessedocs.com

Pinocchio, Schnozola, Sir Nose…Charles grew up to be selfconscious of his prominent nose. Still, he was shocked when a teacher at his ballet academy asked him to consider plastic surgery to forward his career. Of course, there are no guarantees as to whether it'll land him a starring role. Told entirely through animation, hand drawn images breathe life into this hilarious tale of attending to rigid standards of perfection.

Sponsor: Project A

The Wind Fisherman 
Shorts
12 minutes
Director: Anna McRoberts
Year: 2007
Country: U.S.A.
thewindfisherman.com

The wind fisherman lives in the windiest town in the world where he "fishes" for objects that have blown away and returns them to their rightful owners. In this wildly imaginative and sweet story, Gust Town's local hero embarks on a journey in search of adventure and ends up finding himself. [family friendly]


Viola: The Traveling Rooms of a Little Giant 
Shorts
9 minutes
Director: Shih- Ting Hung
Year: 2008
Country: U.S.A.
shihtinghung.com

This winner of the 2008 Student Academy Award in the category of animation introduces us to seven-year-old Viola, as she tries to grow up. The adventure she begins turns to surreal poetry, bringing her through adolescence, love and womanhood. From her ascension she comes, in the end, to know herself.

Sponsor: Project A


Western Spaghetti 
Shorts
2 minutes
Director: PES
Year: 2008
Country: U.S.A.
eatpes.com

Learn how to cook spaghetti in stop-motion... with pick-upsticks, Rubik's cubes and pin cushions?[family-friendly]

Sponsors: Ashland Home Net, Project A

You Won't Remember This 
Shorts
2 minutes
Director: Jeff Scher
Year: 2007
Country: U.S.A.
fezfilms.net

A portrait of the filmmaker's son Buster from birth to the age of four. This film premiered on The New York Times.com/opinion.

Sponsor: Project A

Your Face 
Shorts
3 minutes
Director: Bill Plympton
Year: 1987
Country: U.S.A.
plymptoons.com

As a suited singer croons a ballad to his love, his own face goes through phantasmagoric changes. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short. [family-friendly]

Sponsors: Ashland Home Net, Project A

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