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A Bite of Bone

Japan / Animation / 10 mins

Director: Honami Yano

Writer: Honami Yano

Producer: Koji Yamamura

A little girl reflects on her last summer with her father at his funeral.

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Affairs of the Art

United Kingdom / Animation / 16 mins

Director: Joanna Quinn

Writer: Les Mills

Producer: Les Mills, Michael Fukushima

How many obsessions can one family have? In Joanna Quinn and Les Mills’ Affairs of the Art, we reconnect with Beryl, the working-class heroine who not only reveals her own obsession with drawing but exposes the addictions of her eccentric family, which include pickling, screw threads and pet taxidermy.

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Altötting

Germany / Animation / 11 mins

Director: Andreas Hykade

Writers: Andreas Hykade

Producer: Thomas Meyer-Hermann, Marc Bertrand, Abi Feijó

Mesmerizing, haunting, and deeply personal, Altötting is a coming-of-age story about love, faith, mortality, and shattered illusions.

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Bad Seeds

Canada / Animation / 6 mins

Director: Claude Cloutier

Writer: Claude Cloutier

Producer: Galilé Marion-Gauvin, Julie Roy

Bad Seeds takes us to a bizarre world populated by carnivorous plants that can change shapes the way a chameleon changes colors

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Blush

United States / Animation / 11 mins

Director: Joe Mateo

Writer: Joe Mateo

Producer: Heather Schmidt, Feng Yanu

After an asteroid knocks his spaceship off course and he crash-lands on a desolate dwarf planet, a stranded horticulturist-astronaut’s chances for survival dwindle with each breath. But when an ethereal visitor arrives, the once-lone traveler discovers the joy in building a new life and realizes the universe has delivered astonishing salvation.

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Brunch

United Kingdom / Animation / 6 mins

Director: Marnik Loysen

Writer: Marnik Loysen

Producer: Simon Marriott

Cast: David Schaal, Maddie Rice, Joe Bolland

A stop-motion animated comedy which looks at the generational disputes between millennials and baby boomers.

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Death and the Lady

United States / Animation / 7 mins

Director: Geoff Bailey, Lucy Struever

Writer: Geoff Bailey, Lucy Struever

On a dark and stormy night, Death pays a visit to a very old lady and her dog.

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EP

United States / Animation / 10 mins

Director/Writer: Pat Campo

Producer: Pat Campo

Cast: Aaron Groben, Carolyn Deskin, Del Mak

An AI robot and his owner make a living by hacking into computers and stealing important electronic files. During their usual escapade, they stumble upon a hard drive containing EP. But what is EP?

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Flowing Home
(Nhu môt dòng sông)

France / Animation / 15 mins

Director/Writer: Sandra Desmazieres

Producer: Dora Benousilio, Julie Roy

Two sisters in Vietnam are separated after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Their separation will last nearly 20 years, and the letters they exchange are their only way to connect and relieve their loneliness.

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Hide

France / Animation / 11 mins

Director/Writer: Daniel Gray

Producer: Maral Mohammadian, Marion Barré, Soyo Giaoui, Bella Szederkenyi, Bálint Gelley

Two boys are playing hide and seek. One of them finds the perfect hiding spot....and never comes out. Life carries on outside.