International Animated Shorts

International Animated Shorts

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International Animated Shorts

What drives, delights, and inspires us? What destroys, dismantles, and besieges us? What propels us through life’s cycle, and what becomes of us when it has concluded? This program explores connections and separations between all living things through an animated collection of global perspectives.

International Animated Shorts

400 MPH

Directed by: Paul-Eugène Dannaud, Julia Chaix, Lorraine Desserre, Alice Lefort, Natacha Pianeti, and Quentin Tireloque

France, 2019, 5m

English

As Icarus—a chimpanzee hell-bent on transcending the limits of land speed—reaches for the sky, will he prevail or be consumed by his self-destructive quest?

International Animated Shorts

Muedra

Directed by: Cesar Díaz Meléndez

Spain, 2019, 9m

Although everything is familiar, nothing is what it seems in this place. Life can arise anywhere, but it cannot escape its inevitable cycle.

International Animated Shorts

Hot Flash

Directed by: Thea Hollatz

Canada, 2019, 10m

A newscaster strives to keep her cool when one type of flash leads to another.

International Animated Shorts

Deepness of the Fry

Directed by: August Niclasen

Denmark, 2019, 4m

In a world where no one is unique, what makes you special? What makes you stand out? What makes you one of a kind?

International Animated Shorts

No, I Don’t Want to Dance!

Directed by: Andrea Vinciguerra

UK, 2019, 3m

Could this dance craze be the new vogue or something much more grave? Blindly following other people’s movements may lead to catastrophic consequences.

International Animated Shorts

Animals

Directed by: Tue Sanggaard

Denmark, 2019, 7m

A benign subway commute goes off the rails when passengers become caged with their primal instincts.

International Animated Shorts

Flesh

Directed by: Camila Kater

Brazil, 2019, 12m

In Portuguese with English Subtitles

Rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, and well done. Through intimate stories, women share their experiences in relation to the body, from childhood to old age.

International Animated Shorts

Rain

Directed by: Piotr Milczarek

Poland, 2019, 5m

If your friends jumped off a building, would you? A superhero struggles to rescue an increasing number of colleagues afflicted by herd mentality.

International Animated Shorts

Slug Life

Directed by: Sophie Koko Gate

UK, 2019, 7m

Love is contagious when you genetically engineer the perfect freak with divine proportions.

International Animated Shorts

The Little Soul

Directed by: Barbara Rupik

Poland, 2019, 9m

A nightmarish, stop motion parable of the wanderings of a soul who departs its corporeal form. Winner of two awards at Slamdance 2020 including the Grand Jury Award for Animation.

International Animated Shorts

Drive

Directed by: Pedro Casavecchia

Argentina, 2019, 7m

A kid, growing up in an abuse-laden broken home, succumbs to a spiraling descent into madness. The pieces form the portrait of a killer.

International Animated Shorts

Sous La Glace

Directed by: Milan Baulard, Ismail Berrahma, Flore Dupont, Laurie Estampes, Quentin Nory, and Hugo Potin

France, 2019, 7m

A heron challenges its two greatest threats: hunger and the icy winter. Victory over one could mean defeat by the other.

International Animated Shorts

Takoyaki Story

Directed by: Sawako Kabuki

Japan, 2019, 1m

In Japanese with English Subtitles

A sumptuous visual celebration of an infatuation with Takoyaki—a famous Japanese street food—is brought to life from the twisted mind of four-time FFF alum Sawako Kabuki (“Waaah,” FFF 2019).

International Animated Shorts

Hurlevent

Directed by: Frederic Doazan

France, 2019, 6m

A world of characters is teeming in the pages of a book being leafed through by a howling wind. The new film from the director of “Supervenus” (FFF 2016).