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Shorts
8 minutes
2008
Director(s): Damon Wolf, Lee Wolochuk
USA
 
Thu 6:40 pm Varsity 3
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3
Sat 10:10 am Varsity 3
Sun 12:40 pm Varsity 3
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
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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Shorts
6 minutes
2008
Director(s): Trisha Johansen, Casey Pyke
USA
 
Thu 6:40 pm Varsity 3
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3
Sun 9:30 am Armory
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
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.
 
Documentary
5 minutes
2008
Director(s): Ben Mandell, Jackie Sawiris
Jordan
 
Thu 6:40 pm Varsity 3
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
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. 
 
Shorts
7 minutes
2009
Director(s): Peter List
USA
Sat 10:10 am Varsity 3
Sun 12:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
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.
 
Shorts
6 minutes
2008
Director(s): Nicky Phelan
Ireland
Thu 6:40 pm Varsity 3
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
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.
 
Shorts
5 minutes
2009
Director(s): Bill Plympton
USA
Thu 6:40 pm Varsity 3
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
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.
 
Shorts
7 minutes
2009
Director(s): Jed Henry
USA
 
Sat 10:10 am Varsity 3
Sun 12:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
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.
 
Shorts
5 minutes
2008
Director(s): Gabriel Govela, Federico Novelo
Mexico
 
Sat 10:10 am Varsity 3
Sun 12:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
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.
 
Shorts
4 minutes
2009
Director(s): Patrick Neary
USA
Sat 10:10 am Varsity 3
Sun 12:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
Otis, a logger down on his luck, plans to capture Bigfoot for modest financial gain. Directed by the cinematographer of Calvin Marshall.
 
Shorts
17 minutes
2009
Director(s): Lev Yilmaz
USA
Thu 6:40 pm Varsity 3
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
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]
 
Shorts
9 minutes
2009
Director(s): Ari Gibson, Eddie White
Australia
Thu 6:40 pm Varsity 3
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
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]
 
Shorts
6 minutes
2010
Director(s): Bill Plympton
USA
Thu 6:40 pm Varsity 3
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
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.
 
Shorts
3 minutes
2009
Director(s): Scot Hampton
USA
Thu 6:40 pm Varsity 3
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3
Sat 10:10 am Varsity 3
Sun 12:40 pm Varsity 3
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
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.
 
Shorts
11 minutes
2009
Director(s): Chris Perry
USA
Thu 6:40 pm Varsity 3
Fri 9:40 pm Varsity 3
Sun 3:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
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.
 
Shorts
6 minutes
2009
Director(s): Kyle Bell
USA
Sat 10:10 am Varsity 3
Sun 12:40 pm Varsity 3
Synopsis
Juried: Best Animation

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