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World / 120 min / Animation
Various languages with English subtitles
A selection of the world’s finest animation.
Ireland / 9 min
Directed by Louise Bagnall
Emily finds herself disconnected from the world around her. She drifts back through her memories to relive different moments from her life. Emily must look to her past so that she may fully connect with the present. Late Afternoon is nominated for The Academy Award for best short film (animated).
L’Homme et le Poisson
Canada / 4 min
Directed by Lewis Leon
Set against the backdrop of a vast, frozen tundra; a grizzled fisherman gets his comeuppance from a vindictive, yet familiar fish.
At First Sight
Netherlands / 16 min
Directed by Sjaak Rood
A man meets a woman. The title suggests a love story. But is it?
Freaks of Nurture
Canada / 6 min
Directed by Alexandra Lemay
A neurotic mother-daughter relationship inspired by the filmmaker’s own unorthodox upbringing with her single-parent mom.
USA / 4 min
Directed by Vanessa Sweet
Wild Woman is an animated poem to mankind which invokes current world issues such as drone-strikes and religious persecution in a plea for empathy. Scenes transform and melt as the animator also explores her personal struggle of becoming a mother and identifying as such in our current social and political climate.
Canada / 8 min
Directed by Alex Boya
A war pilot crash-lands through his apartment window. When his wife returns from work, she discovers that her husband’s face has been replaced by an airplane turbine. He’s also fallen in love with their kitchen ceiling fan.
Canada / 14 min
Directed by Alison Snowden and David Fine
Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In Animal Behaviour, five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist. Animal Behaviour is nominated for The Academy Award for best short film (animated).
Count Your Curses
Belgium / 9 min
Directed by Lorène Yavo
In a town where supernatural beings are part of everyday life, two roommates face a recurring problem: their house spirit was devoured by an unknown creature overnight. They go on their way to find a replacement spirit and a solution to their pest problem.
Netherlands / 8 min
Directed by Marlies van der Wel
Emily, an elderly florist, looks back at her life and all the flowers she’s dealt, she reminisces about the people she’s met and the choices she’s made. International Premiere.