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The Windmill Farmer 
Shorts
5 minutes
Director: Joaquin Baldwin
Year: 2010
Country: USA
pixelnitrate.com

Thu 6:40pm , Fri 9:40pm , Sat 10:10am RUSH , Sun 12:00pm , Mon 9:40pm

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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38-39p C 
Shorts
8 minutes
Director: Kangmin Kim
Year: 2011
Country: USA

Displayed in colorful stop-motion animation, a man enters a public bathhouse where a dream is induced by the intense heat and steam. He relives a memory of his father. Surrealistic objects and patterns reappear, provoking a desire to rid his father of a birthmark they share. Their past relationship ignites.


A Martian Picnic 
Shorts
6 minutes
Director: Patrick Neary
Year: 2012
Country: USA
kinografx.com

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.


A Morning Stroll 
Shorts
7 minutes
Director: Grant Orchard
Year: 2011
Country: United Kingdom
studioaka.co.uk

When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we’re left to wonder which one is the real city slicker.  Based on a real event from Paul Auster’s book True Tales of American Life, this animated film tells the story as it plays out over 100 years.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.


Abuelas 
Documentary
10 minutes
Director: Afarin Eghbal
Year: 2011
Country: United Kingdom
afarin.co.uk/#!abuelas


Abuelas_Trailer from Afarin Eghbal on Vimeo.

This documentary employs a mix of animation techniques to tell the story of “the disappeared.” In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, a grandmother (abuela) is surrounded by reminders of the tragedy that befell her family during Argentina’s military dictatorship. Using real-life testimonials from the Grandmothers of May Square, this is a testament to the tenacity of the women who continue to fight for the truth about their missing relatives.


Avocados 
Shorts
7 minutes
Director: Kataneh Vahdani
Year: 2011
Country: USA
kataneharts.com

A journey through the many characters and cultures randomly encountered in a day in the city. We change points of views from one character to the other and experience their day through their eyes. Illustrated in ink and watercolor, the film was animated frame-by-frame by hand.


Belly 
Shorts
8 minutes
Director: Julia Pott
Year: 2011
Country: United Kingdom
juliapott.com


Belly - trailer from Julia Pott on Vimeo.

In a strange, mythical world, Oscar is coming of age against his better judgment. He must experience the necessary evil of leaving something behind, but he can still feel it in the pit of his stomach.  Both haunting and humorous, this animation was created entirely on paper combined with live action video elements.


I Want To Be Me 
Shorts
3 minutes
Director: Lauren Selman
Year: 2011
Country: USA
iwanttobemethemovie.wordpress.com

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?


Luminaris 
Shorts
6 minutes
Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella
Year: 2011
Country: Argentina
zaramella.com.ar


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.


My Daily Routine 
Documentary
3 minutes
Director: David Lowery
Year: 2012
Country: USA
road-dog-productions.com

Ever wonder about the everyday life of a filmmaker? The creator of this witty animation faithfully, truthfully and hilariously illustrates his day-to-day activities – as a slideshow.


New London Calling 
Documentary
10 minutes
Director: Alla Kovgan
Year: 2010
Country: USA
kinodance.org/newlondon.html


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.


Song Of The Spindle 
Shorts
5 minutes
Director: Drew Christie
Year: 2011
Country: USA
drewchristie.com


Song of the Spindle Official Trailer from Drew Christie on Vimeo.

In this humorous minimalist animation, a surreal conversation between a man and a sperm whale takes place. Each one is trying to convince the other that he is smarter. They go through the upsides and downsides of each other's thought patterns until the two finally come to an understanding.


Super Sledder 
Shorts
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 
Shorts
15 minutes
Director: William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg
Year: 2011
Country: USA
morrislessmore.com/

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 Maker 
Shorts
6 minutes
Director: Christopher Kezelos
Year: 2011
Country: Australia ,USA, United Kingdom
themakerfilm.com/


The Maker - Trailer from Zealous Creative on Vimeo.

A vividly created fantastical world unfolds as a strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life.  Giving testament to the fleetingness of existence and the power of music, the story is set to the classical music of Paul Halley.


The Secret Life of Bluebirds 
Shorts
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.


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