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22nd annual Spokane International Film Festival | Feb 28 - March 6, 2020

Animation Showcase

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February 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater

Tickets are $12.00

Online Tickets are sold out. Tickets may be available at the door pending pass holder demand.

Sponsored by STCU.

World / 120 min / Animation

Various languages with English subtitles

A selection of the world’s finest animation.

Late Afternoon

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.

Wild Woman

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 When his wife returns from work, she discovers that her husband’s face has been replaced by an airplane turbine.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.

Animal Behaviour

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.  


February 5, 2019
7:30 pm
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