Screening November 8th at 6:30pm as part of the Denver Film Festival @ The Lyric! Tickets can be purchased at The Lyric or denverfilm.org beginning October 14th.
Join us for a special curated collection of Animated short films!
Under Covers, USA, directed by Michaela Olsen:
On the night of a lunar eclipse, we uncover the sweet, salacious, and spooky secrets of a small town. From a pigtailed psychopath to naughty nuns and everything in between, this stop motion–animated film offers a comforting thought: Weird is relative.
Umbilical, USA, directed by Danski Tang:
An animated documentary exploring how the abusive relationship between the director’s parents shaped her own childhood experiences in a boarding school in China.
And Then the Bear, France, directed by
That very night, houses will burn. Men and women will tremble. Hordes of children will come together and howl as they dance alone on the ashes like wild bears. It only takes one shout to wake them all from their slumber!
The Phantom 52,
USA/Japan, directed by Geoff Marslett:
Loneliness is a trucker who calls out on his CB radio, then waits for a reply that never comes; a ghost haunting deserted highways; and a whale that sings at a frequency no other whale can hear.
Carne, Brazil/Spain, directed by Camila Kater:
Through the use of various materials and techniques—watercolor, clay, datamosh—five women are represented by animators to highlight the perverse way in which society judges them over time.
Movements, South Korea, directed by Dahee
In the space of 10 minutes, the African baobab tree grows 0.008 millimeters, the greyhound can run 12 kilometers, and the earth travels 18,000 kilometers around the sun. Movements is a 10-minute animation drawn at the rate of two seconds per day.
The Coin, USA, directed by Siqi Song:
In Chinese New Year tradition, finding a coin inside a dumpling means a blessed year ahead. A young woman loses the lucky coins she has been collecting since childhood on her journey to a new country. Her new life begins with a search to find them.
Acid Rain, Poland, directed by Tomek Popakul:
Somewhere in Eastern Europe, Young runs away from her depressing hometown. That’s how she meets Skinny, who lives in a camper and breaks the law. Their journey leads them in eerie directions.