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Shorts Program 5: Animated Shorts

Total running time: 86 minutes

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  • Baby, I Love You
    Baby, I Love You

    What better way to kick things off in the Animated Shorts program than with this Midnight-worthy glimpse at a young girl being confronted by her dark side? Welcome to the show!

  • Passer Passer
    Passer Passer

    Direct from Sundance comes this retro-style, USC-produced animated city symphony celebrating the hidden world of background noise.

  • Raw Data
    Raw Data

    A portrait of a man morphs in this short experimental work, created with layer after layer of ink, gouache, white-out, and coffee.

  • Roadkill Redemption
    Roadkill Redemption

    A nighttime driver is haunted by the ghost of a raccoon she hits with her car in this Ringling College of Art and Design work.

  • Salmon Deadly Sins
    Salmon Deadly Sins

    With a blazing bluegrass soundtrack, this flip-book style film features each frame created individually by hand on thousands of 3 X 5 index cards, and was inspired by floating anagrams and the seven deadly sins—envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth, and wrath.

  • The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida
    The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida

    Directed by Orlando’s own Carl Knickerbocker (“A Dog Goes From Here to There,” FFF 2011), with music by David Schweizer, this experimental work deals with the conversion of Central Florida from citrus grove to tourist mecca.

  • Sidewalk

    A woman walks through life, but the real journey is deeper within as she confronts her changing body and learns to love herself.

  • Shelter

    Like an M.C. Escher drawing come to life, “Shelter” is a surreal exploration of an attic during a storm.

  • Yearbook

    A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up. Winner of the Short Film Jury Award for Animation at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

  • Drifters

    An asylum in the mountains. An accident with a deer. An escape on a train. From Cal Arts comes this unusual work that challenges our perception of what is real and what is imagined.

  • Twiller Parkour
    Twiller Parkour

    Midnight favorite Jeff Twiller (“Vacuum Attraction,” FFF 2012; “Prometheus Shrugged,” FFF 2013) returns as he takes his first shot at a Parkour fitness course!

  • Spy Fox
    Spy Fox

    When an evil shark tries to flood the planet with his laser satellite, it’s up to Agent Fox to stop him and save the day in this clever 007 spoof from the Ringling College of Art and Design.

  • Twiller Parkour #2
    Twiller Parkour #2

    Jeff Twiller takes another shot, this time with best bud Randy in tow.

  • El Delirio Del Pez Leon
    El Delirio Del Pez Leon

    Inspired by the lionfish plague, this neo-noir film tells a story about greed and hierarchy in the Caribbean reefs.

  • Tome of the Unknown
    Tome of the Unknown

    Welcome to Storytime! Elijah Wood is the voice of “Wirt” in this tale of two boys, a frog, and a bird on a quest to find a special book when they happen to run into John Crops, a romantic songster made of vegetables and who happens to own a watermelon-mobile.

  • Danger Dan
    Danger Dan

    Augenblick Studios (“Golden Age,” FFF 2007) returns to the Festival with this cautionary and warped PSA about going against your principles.

  • Crime: The Animated Series
    Crime: The Animated Series

    From bank robbers to cops to victims to observers, this extraordinary series of six doc shorts explores how crime affects us all. Based on audio-verite recordings and rendered in multiple graphic styles, each film sticks to a black, white, and red color palette. 

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