The Secret Life of Bluebirds 
Shorts 1 minutes Director: Kyle T Bell Armory Sun 12:00pm

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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A Martian Picnic 
Shorts 6 minutes Director: Patrick Neary

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.

I Want To Be Me 
Shorts 3 minutes Director: Lauren Selman

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?

Shorts 6 minutes Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella

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 
Shorts 10 minutes Director: Alla Kovgan

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.


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

Super Sledder 
Shorts 2 minutes Director: Alec Meyers

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

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 Windmill Farmer 
Shorts 5 minutes Director: Joaquin Baldwin

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.