ANIMATION SHORTS

Wednesday April 24, 2019  12pm

GEORGIA COLLEGE ARTS & SCIENCES AUDITORIUM

The best mix of international

animated shorts. 

Preceded by

Georgia music video:

"Blue Jays - Sequoyah"

AN UNFINISHED LOVE

Director: Rami el Harayri
  4 min

A young couple in love, Robert and Sarah, get engaged in the park of their hometown. Soon after, World War I throws Robert into the trenches where a gust of wind blows away not just Robert’s letter to Sarah, but the couple’s future as well. Post-war, Robert struggles to come to terms with the changes in the world and the rapid growth of the city he calls home. He once again finds solace in writing letters to his lost love, and does so every day for decades.

STARVATION

Director: Zara Rostampour
 7 min

Cast: Hamed Pourkerman

A hungry wolf gets stuck in stereotypes about being the big bad wolf of the story. She has to flee when everybody accuses her to violence and murder. She faces the danger of getting killed.

THE FLYING OF LEAVES

 7 min
Directors: Juan Pablo Etcheverry &
Nathalie Signorini

UNDER THE WEATHER

Director: Julia Walker
   2 min

Sunny is a girl who's bad thoughts are demons that live on her shoulders. Every day, her inner demons fly up to her ear and whisper insecurities and insults in her ear to make her upset. As her mood worsens, so does the weather until an ocean of her own tears overtakes her. This film a collimation of a year of work that is meant to speak to the troubles of learning to love yourself, especially when dealing with depression and anxiety. 

MEETING MACGUFFIN

Director: Catya Plate
 10 min

Cast: Richard Steven Horvitz, Misty Lee,  John McBride 

In a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has fallen apart, a group of scientists and an animated sign complete the construction of a new human race and meet a groundhog climatologist who prepares them for their mission to restore balance to the decimated Earth.

BABA YAGA ORIGINS

Director: Sean Pettis
  3 min

Baba Yaga, the famously evil witch from Russian folklore was not always evil.

An herbalist's evening of concocting potions and salves is interrupted when a lustful brute forces his way into her secluded hut. The following trauma leaves the woman emboldened and determined to reclaim her independence by any means necessary and thus a legend is born.

THE FOX

Director: Sadegh Javadi Nikjeh
10 min

Cast: Anthony Hill, Mindy Fay Parks, Eric Feltes

A young fox on the verge of experiencing the first love got trapped by a hunter. The Hunter ties his dog collar bell on the fox’s neck and leaves her in the wood. And then the fox begins his effort to survive and love and revenge.

READY FOR A BABY

Director: Anastasia Dyakova
  5 min

Cast: Clarisse Bonello, Milo Gluth

A young woman in her thirties feels very happy and excited – she has a partner, everything in her life is under control, so now is the perfect time to have a baby. It should be easy and natural, with love and fun and everything else … right?

EXPEND

Director: Bismark Fernandes
  4 min

A stop-motion film about a man’s endless hunt for elusive energy sources in a decaying world.

BROKEN REFLECTIONS

Director: Cailin Tamplin
  8 min

A damaged android scavenging for parts, finds a relic of the past: enabling a new dimension of forbidden understanding.

BLUE JAYS - SEQUOYAH (MUSIC VIDEO)

Director: Lev Omelchenko
  5 min

Blue Jays depicts a young boy discovering and actualizing an expressive energy within himself. Set in the lush forest of Atlanta, Sequoyah Murray embodies an ancient winged spirit calling on the boy (August Murray) to not be afraid, to embrace his desire to dance, to be free. The film offers an alternative to the brutal and dehumanizing imagery that we consume on an everyday basis, and provides a healing vision.