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How to Play Checkers 
Shorts
8 minutes
Director: Damon Wolf, Lee Wolochuk
Year: 2008
Country: USA
Thu 6:40 pm RUSH , Fri 9:40 pm RUSH , Sat 10:10 am RUSH , Sun 12:40 pm RUSH , Sun 3:40 pm RUSH

A moosehead looks on as a competitive game of checkers morphs into so much more. See these filmmakers' other film Have a Ball.


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Alley Dog 
Shorts
6 minutes
Director: Trisha Johansen, Casey Pyke
Year: 2008
Country: USA

Flying robots lead a curious robotic canine on an exciting chase through a futuristic, abandoned city. (Plays in Animation Shorts and Locals Only 1)

This film is playing as part of the Free Locals Only Programs. These free blocks of documentaries and shorts are all produced in Southern Oregon and/or made by local filmmakers. Tickets are free and required due to limited seating.

Bits and Pieces - a short from Jordan 
Documentary
5 minutes
Director: Ben Mandell, Jackie Sawiris
Year: 2008
Country: Jordan

Jordanian women and men of various ages and socioeconomic backgrounds candidly discuss perceptions of the Middle East: Jordan's place in the world, the impact of globalization, the complexity of being Muslim, homosexuality and tolerance, the hatta and its association with terrorism, what it means to be Palestinian, the desire for peace, and the need for understanding between cultures. Their voices are accompanied by handmade mosaics - resulting in a mesmerizing blend of traditional culture and contemporary insights. 

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus 
Shorts
7 minutes
Director: Peter List
Year: 2009
Country: USA

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place - a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. Based on the acclaimed children's book.

URL: http://scholastic.com/westonwoods

Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty 
Shorts
6 minutes
Director: Nicky Phelan
Year: 2008
Country: Ireland


We all know the Grimm fairytales. Granny's are grimmer.... Once upon a time there was a granny who dreamed of being the best granny in the whole world. Unfortunately, this granny was tormented by a lifetime of rage against the world and everyone in it. But she wouldn't let her bitterness and resentment slip into a bedtime story…would she? Oscar nominated for Short Film: Animation.

URL: http://grannyogrimm.com

Horn Dog 
Shorts
5 minutes
Director: Bill Plympton
Year: 2009
Country: USA


The fourth film in the famed Oscar-nominated "dog" series includes more misadventures from our plucky canine, as he fends off an obese dog, attacking oysters, and a wayward killer violin bow, while trying to win the love of his heart's desire. Directed by Bill Plympton, 2009 AIFF Artistic Achievement Award recipient.

URL: http://plymptoons.com

Kites 
Shorts
7 minutes
Director: Jed Henry
Year: 2009
Country: USA

A young boy mourns the loss of his grandfather, and is surprised when his grandfather comes back for a friendly visit. Student Academy Award winner: Animation.

Manantial 
Shorts
5 minutes
Director: Gabriel Govela, Federico Novelo
Year: 2008
Country: Mexico

A humble countrywoman and her grandson walk together to get water. After a few hours journey, they reach what now is a piped spring. The boy feels his grandmother's pain and nostalgia when she sees the dirty small water tap, and decides to bring the spring back to life.

Otis v Monster 
Shorts
4 minutes
Director: Patrick Neary
Year: 2009
Country: USA

Otis, a logger down on his luck, plans to capture Bigfoot for modest financial gain. Directed by the cinematographer of Calvin Marshall.

URL: http://kinografx.com

Tales of Mere Existence (2010) 
Shorts
17 minutes
Director: Lev Yilmaz
Year: 2009
Country: USA

A collection of quirky animations about social confusion, sex, and alienation. Narrated and illustrated in "real time," this is the comedy of self obsession...the stuff people think about but never say aloud. [adult content]

URL: http://ingredientx.com

The Cat Piano 
Shorts
9 minutes
Director: Ari Gibson, Eddie White
Year: 2009
Country: Australia


The Cat Piano - trailer from PRA on Vimeo.

In a city of singing cats, a lonely beat poet falls for a beautiful siren. When a mysterious dark figure emerges, kidnapping the town’s singers for his twisted musical plans, the poet must save his muse and put an end to the nefarious tune that threatens to destroy the city. [language, subtitles]

URL: http://catpianofilm.com

The Cow Who Wanted to be a Hamburger 
Shorts
6 minutes
Director: Bill Plympton
Year: 2010
Country: USA

A young cow sees a billboard celebrating hamburgers, and goes off to become a star- breaking his mother's heart in the process. Until he gets to the factory. Then our little star becomes a hero. Directed by Bill Plympton, 2009 AIFF Artistic Achievement Award recipient.

URL: http://plymptoons.com

The Falcon 
Shorts
3 minutes
Director: Scot Hampton
Year: 2009
Country: USA

This stop-motion film stars Professor Weston, Silly Patty and Howell the Owl as they journey throughout the Focal Kingdom searching for dinner. This innovative film is composed entirely of macro-photographed hardware pieces from disassembled vintage/antique cameras.

URL: http://thefalcon.tv

The Incident at Tower 37 
Shorts
11 minutes
Director: Chris Perry
Year: 2009
Country: USA


In the middle of a dry, desolate landscape stands Tower 37: a shimmering water processing station siphoning every last drop of moisture from a once pristine lake. Day in and day out, the station’s lone steward monitors the tower's activities, never realizing that Tower 37 is slowly destroying an entire ecosystem. But when two unexpected guests arrive, the tower’s operator learns the high cost of his ignorance.

URL: http://bitfilms.com

The Mouse That Soared 
Shorts
6 minutes
Director: Kyle Bell
Year: 2009
Country: USA


Juried: Best Animation

A famous flying circus mouse reflects on his humble beginnings in this high-altitude adventure in aerodynamics.

URL: http://themousethatsoared.com
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