OFFICIAL SELECTION (13th Edition)
December 19, 2021

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The Gate
Directed by: Kino Jin
 
Category: Animation, Student, Short

Year & Country: 2021, United States
 
Duration: 4 min
 
Synopsis: The Gate is a four-minute 2D animation. Genderless children are raised inside the walls of a rigid city. At the age of 12, the children are forced to become “adults,” and give up their emotions and memories. When they become adults, their faces are hidden by masks, and they lose their individuality. A child, K-12012, and their friend, J-12606, accidentally discover a unique device in the library, which reveals the history of their city and allows them to escape.
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BomPaPa
Directed by: annika Maria Udo Winther
 Category: Animation, Short
Year & Country: 2021, Norway
 Duration: 17 min
 Synopsis: when the dog dug a hole all the way to china
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Reginald the Flying Llama
Directed by: Lauren Richmond
Category: Animation, Music Video, Short, Student
Year & Country: 2021, United States
Duration: 2 min
Synopsis: A llama named Reginald has dreams that are sky-high, because all he wants is to be able to fly. Will Reginald be able to take flight or is he destined to live out his life on land?
Red's Balloons 
Directed by: Miguel Rodrick
 
Category: Animation

Year & Country: 2021, Colombia
 
Duration: 3 min
 
Synopsis: A 3d animated short film about the haves and the have nots, and what happens when greed and jealousy overpower the common good. This film drew inspiration from Pixar’s early work as well as Samuel Beckett's plays, in which the characters “wake up to existence” in an empty environment and attempt to make sense of their reality..
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Kami Kuin
Directed by: Jamie Ellis
 
Category: Animation, Short

Year & Country: 2021, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 12 min
 
Synopsis: When Alldred, a young warrior uncovers part of a forgotten weapon in the depths of a floral kingdom, the young flora sets out with the aid of her mentor to uncover the resting place of its remains and the truth behind this mystery hidden away at the edge of their world.
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Warmth
Directed by: Nathania Zaini 
 
Category: Animation

Year & Country: 2021, United States

Duration: 2 min
 
Synopsis: Warmth is a story about daily encounters between a passerby and a homeless person in the street of Los Angeles. It explores the empathy and human connections that are often overlooked.
Iron Farmer
Directed by: Wei-Zhi Chen
 
Category: Animation

Year & Country: 2021, Taiwan
 
Duration: 6 min
 
Synopsis:
“Iron Farmer” is a modern fairy tale series about how iron farmer, the leading role, live with friends and support each other. Through the interaction between iron farmer, monkey, children, and variety of robots, this animation arouses children’s awareness and understanding about empathy by the interaction between characters with whole different background.
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