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A Martian Picnic 
6 minutes
Director: Patrick Neary
Year: 2012
Country: USA

Sun 12:00pm

In this stop-motion animation, a hapless Martian and his companion have an unexpected encounter during an outing to a seemingly barren asteroid: they are not alone. Whatever it is out there--it certainly wants their picnic basket.

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I Want To Be Me 
3 minutes
Director: Lauren Selman
Year: 2011
Country: USA

Capturing the essence of the ageless question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  children and adults share their vision of the future, reminding us that the future depends on all of us being ourselves and following our dreams. You know it’s up to you—who do you want to be?

6 minutes
Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella
Year: 2011
Country: Argentina

In a magical world controlled and timed by the light, a common man works in a factory making electric bulbs – but he has something else in mind that could change the order of things. A stop-motion animation that also incorporates the pixilation technique, combining real actors interacting with animated objects and time-lapse sequences.

New London Calling 
10 minutes
Director: Alla Kovgan
Year: 2010
Country: USA

Alla Kovgan: NEW LONDON CALLING from Alla Kovgan on Vimeo.

Colorfully choreographed, a group of 75 children take over the city of New London, Connecticut, playing childhood games from the streets to the surf. Their joy evokes hope for the future and also melancholy about a childhood culture disappearing from the streets of American cities.

Super Sledder 
2 minutes
Director: Alec Meyers
Year: 2012
Country: USA

This stop-motion animation follows a sled ride that becomes a magical journey.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore 
15 minutes
Director: William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg
Year: 2011
Country: USA

This delightful story of people who devote their lives to books, and books who return the favor, is inspired in equal measures by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton and The Wizard of Oz. Morris’s books are blown away in a storm and his library is reconstituted by whimsical volumes that fly like birds. As he grows old he realizes that his flying books have the power to outlive him.

 Using a hybrid style of animation techniques — miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation — it harkens back to silent films and technicolor musicals while being old-fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.

 Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.  

The Secret Life of Bluebirds 
1 minutes
Director: Kyle T Bell
Year: 2011
Country: USA

What do birds do once they fly south for the winter?  This animated film is a lighthearted snapshot into their bluebird life.

The Windmill Farmer 
5 minutes
Director: Joaquin Baldwin
Year: 2010
Country: USA

The charming story of a farmer’s struggle to save his crop of windmills from the cyclical forces of nature—told against a watercolor landscape.

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April 12-16, 2018

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