AIFF welcomes back Mark Shapiro from the Portland-based animation studio LAIKA with this specially curated program—a collection of shorts that evokes a description of the current world of animation as well as the diverse personal emotions of the animators themselves. Humor, intellectual curiosity, heartbreaking beauty—the common denominator is the soul within each production.
Cyclopèdes | Director: Matthew Epiney | Switzerland | 5 min
At the beginning of the 20th century, filmmaking and cycling were a completely different kind of adventure.
The Five Minute Museum | Director: Paul Bush | Switzerland, United Kingdom | 7 min
Museum objects come to life and reveal the stories of their creation.
Road Trip | Director: Xaver Xylophon | Germany | 20 min
A hand-drawn film about failure, insomnia, a red motorbike, pretty bargirls, the desolateness of Berlin, and waterproof socks.
Guida | Director: Rosana Urbes | Brazil | 13 min
Guida sees a newspaper ad about life drawing classes and finds inspiration and transformation.
My Dad | Director: Marcus Armitage | United Kingdom | 6 min
Inherited opinions, inherited isolation. A father's influence on his young son's life tears away at a world of opportunity and experience.
Butter Ya’self | Director: Julian Petschek | USA | 3 min A banana and a hot dog bun are famous.
World of Tomorrow | Director: Don Hertzfeldt | USA | 16 min
A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.
The Ballad of Holland Island House | Director: Lynn Tomlinson | USA | 5 min
The true story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay.
Luminaris | Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella | Argentina | 7 min
The fantastical story of a man making light bulbs in a Buenos Aires factory who yearns for more.