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Praising the Lost

United States / Animation / 4 mins

Director: Abigael Kurtz

Cast: Laura Welsh

A spirit moves through an abandoned mansion where it once resided. As the spirit explores each room, clues about the its family begin to surface.

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Princess Perfect

United States / Animation / 2 mins

Director: Amy Chang

Writer: Amy Chang

Cast: Erika Moret, Miriam Millikin

On the night of the royal ball, a micromanaging Fairy Godmother uses her magic to shape her daughter into her image of a “perfect princess”.

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Room 5

Ghana / Animation / 3 mins

Director: Francis Y. Brown

Writers: Francis Y. Brown

Producer: Daty Kaba, Laurene Manaa Addy

Cast: Christy Ukata

A story of how patients are treated by nurses when we visit the hospital but this is coupled with a sub plot of how most people are afraid of injection.

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Save Ralph

United Kingdom / Animation / 4 mins

Director: Spencer Susser 

Writer: Spencer Susser

Producer: Jeff Vespa, Lisa Arianna, Spencer Susser

Cast: Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn 

Humane Society International campaign spokesbunny Ralph, voiced by Taika Waititi, as he goes through his daily routine as a “tester” in a lab. 

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Step Into The River

China / Animation / 15 mins

Director: MA Weijia

Writer: MA Weijia

Producer: Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty

Two young girls living in a village nestled on the banks of a river. As the one-child policy has led some families to drown baby girls, they both have a special relationship with this river, which looks like a cradle of tragic stories.

Tango Through Life

Canada / Animation / 7 mins

Director: Zsofia Opra-Szabo

Writer: Zsofia Opra-Szabo

Producer: Zsofia Opra-Szabo, Eva Colmers

Life is like a dance where we do not know the dance steps…

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The Book

Egypt / Animation / 7 mins

Director: Sherif Radwan

Writer: Sherif Radwan

Producer: Sherif Radwan, Ahmed Samir

Seeking knowledge from forbidden ancient books has its cost, it takes you to the darkside door, the question is, can you ever get back once you cross that door? 

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The Boy and The Mountain

Chile / Animation / 11 mins

Director: Santiago Aguilera, Gabriel Monreal

Writer: Pablo Aguirre, Santiago Aguilera, Gabriel Monreal

A child who likes to daydreaming, but in his studies he is not doing well at all. His father constantly urges him to improve, advising him that he must reach very high to succeed in life.

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The Hangman at Home

Denmark / Animation / 14 mins

Director: Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot

Writer: Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot

Producer: Lana Tankosa, Avi Amar

“What does the hangman think about when he goes home at night from work?”

Inspired by the iconic Carl Sandburg poem (1922), The Hangman at Home explores themes of acknowledgement and participation.

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The White Nightingale

Australia / Animation / 7 mins

Director: Madeleine Rorke

Writer: Madeleine Rorke

Producer: Paul Fletcher, Robert Stephenson

A wide-eyed young woman tries working her way the top in the ballet world, but her dreams are put on hold as everything comes crashing down around her.


China / Animation / 8 mins

Director: Ina Chen

Writer: Calvin Sin

Producer: Liam Young

A wide-eyed young woman tries working her way the top in the ballet world, but her dreams are put on hold as everything comes crashing down around her.