OFFICIAL SELECTION (3rd Edition)

17-27 December, 2016

Agrinoui
Directed by: Alexis Chaviaras
 
Category: Animation, Fantasy, Sports
Year & Country: 2015, Cyprus
Duration: 19 min
 
SynopsisA young mare visits Cyprus to take part in races. Frustrated from failure, she abandons the racetrack after confronting her strict father. The mare will meet new friends who will try to help her find her lost courage.
 
Website:  http://www.chaviaras.com/
 
 
 
Dead Pan
Directed by: Gracie May
Category: Animation
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 3 min
 
SynopsisWendy Darling tries to go on date with a lovable orc, but her drunken ex Peter interupts.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Effective Altruism: The Movement
Directed by: Amber Morgan
 
Category: Animation, Documentary, Student
 
Year & Country: 2016, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 12 min
 
Synopsis: Effective Altruism: The Movement is a documentary about four diverse individuals who are struggling to find purpose in their lives. They soon become attached to the effective altruism movement and we discover why they now dedicate their lives to helping others.
 
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/Effective-Altruism-The-Movement-197355630606909/?fref=ts
 
 
 
Entangled
Directed by: Jordyn Roach
 
Category: Animation, Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy, Student
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 13 min
 
SynopsisTwin sisters must grapple with the effects of quantum mechanics in this dark physics-based fairy tale.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Graveyard Shift
Directed by: Carlos Schvepper
 
Category: Animation, Horror, Comedy, Student
 
Year & Country: 2016, Canada
Duration: 2 min
 
SynopsisIn this comedic action-paced short, a gravedigger extremely committed to his work ends up in Horror movie levels of trouble once he finds out body parts of people he has buried have suddenly gone missing.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Invisible
Directed by: Michael Trikosko, Andrew Wilson
 
Category: Animation, Student
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 3 min
 
SynopsisSet deep in the rain forest during a school dance, a shy chameleon seeks the attention of his crush. Unfortunately he is so nervous that he can’t help but turn invisible.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/movieinvisible/
 
 
 
Solo
Directed by: Brendan Kirschbaum
 
Category: Animation, Student
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 5 min
 
SynopsisBackstage, a nervous elephant prepares for his trumpet solo.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
The Bookworm
Directed by: Richard Wiley
 
Category: Animation, Student
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 2 min
 
SynopsisOne evening, a librarian is stamping his books and opens one only to find pages have been eaten and there’s a bookworm inside.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
The Old Man and The Pears
Directed by: Jing Sun
 
Category: Animation, Fantasy, Romance
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 5 min
 
SynopsisA weak and hungry old man begs for a pear from a fruit peddler, but the peddler refuses and rejects him. A little boy bravely steps forward and spends his last coin to buy a pear for the old man. Finally, a magical form of justice emerges from the ground.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Totem
Directed by: Ariel Jew
 
Category: Animation, Student
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 2 min
 
SynopsisWhen his grandfather passes, a young Haida boy decides to finish the totem pole that they had started, using the memories that they had together.
Website: https://facebook.com/TotemAnimatedShort
 
 
 

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