This mix of award-winning and eye-popping animated shorts feature a range of styles and subjects. From the hand drawn obsessiveness of The Deep End to the traditional cel animation of Eyes on the Stars to the moving and ingenious approaches in Lumerence and Social Satan, this program will delight and inspire you.
Bite of the Tail Song E. Kim (The Dinner Table, San Francisco International Animation Festival 2010) returns to SF with this subtly eerie episode about health, medicine and relationships. (Song E. Kim, USA/South Korea, 2012, 9 min) In competition for a Golden Gate Award.
The Deep End Don’t blink as this super short hand-drawn animation continuously morphs into images that appear to spring from the depths of someone’s psyche. (Jake Fried, USA, 2012, 1 min) In competition for a Golden Gate Award.
The Event Julia Pott’s incredibly inventive worlds bear a unique abstract style that exposes the soft underbelly of emotional growth and also just soft underbellies in general. (Julia Pott, USA/UK, 2012, 4 min) In competition for a Golden Gate Award.
Eyes on the Stars Carl McNair tells the story of his brother Ronald, an African American kid in the 1950s who set his sights on the stars. Part of the PBS non-fictional animation series titled =b=StoryCorps (Mike Rauch, Tim Rauch, USA, 2012, 4 min) In competition for a Golden Gate Award.
The Inn 1862. A high altitude inn at the foot of a glacier in the Swiss Alps. Each winter the snow isolates the inn rendering it totally inaccessible. (Izu Troin, France/Belgium/Switzerland, 2012, 25 min) In competition for a Golden Gate Award.
Kali the Little Vampire Now an old man, Kali the vampire remembers the day when he came to accept being differen, in this moving conclusion to Regina Pessoa's trilogy about childhood. (Regina Pessoa, Canada/France, 2012, 10 min) In competition for a Golden Gate Award.
Lumerence Originally inspired by a visit to Mt. Wilson Observatory, this film explores the human desire...and ultimately the whole earth’s desire to find a connection with the universe. (Miwa Matreyek, USA, 2012, 5 min) In competition for a Golden Gate Award.
Model Starship Everyday objects are transformed into a science fictional landscape. (Max Hattler, England, 2012, 1 min).
Ruckus Juice Three rogue gentlemen are just that until they have some ruckus juice! (Jennifer Deutrom, USA, 2012, 3 min).
Social Satan Using the principle of a zoetrope, a spinning record top is transformed into an animated universe. (Sculpture, Reuben Sutherland, England, 2012, 4 min).
Tram Multi-award winning, including the grand prize Annecy Cristal award for short film, Tram features a train conductress whose desires turns reality into a surreal, phallic fantasy. (Michaela Pavlçtovç, France, 2012, 7 min) In competition for a Golden Gate Award.