Program 1
October 29 - 3:00pm

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Following the Comet

United States / Animation / 4 mins

Director: Fin Handel

Writer: Fin Handel

Facing the possibility of the end, we follow a young man's coming to terms with his life. The reflection upon what living means; how all of the miniscule things in our lives lead down the same path. 

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Save Ralph

United Kingdom / Animation / 4 mins

Director: Spencer Susser

Writer: Spencer Susser

Producer: Jeff Vespa

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

A stop-motion animated documentary-style short film features HSI’s campaign spokesbunny Ralph, voiced by Taika Waititi, as he goes through his daily routine as a “tester” in a lab.


United Kingdom / Animation / 6 mins

Director: Marnik Loysen

Writers: Marnik Loysen

Producer: Simon Marriott

Cast: David Schaal, Maddie Rice, Joe Bolland

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


China / Animation / 15 mins

Director: Zhou Haoran

Writer: Zhou Haoran

Producer: Pu Zhong

Is there always an answer up there? To find his
favorite toy, a little scarecrow starts the
adventure. Along the way, he encounters a lot of
strange sights; a lost paradise, a tide of immigration, an
assembly line, a parade...

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A Poem by Alba

United States / Animation / 6 mins

Director: Yoo Lee

Writer: Yoo Lee

Producer: Sam Retzer

An elderly woman living alone in her apartment deals with loneliness and her eventual end.

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The Boy and The Mountain

Chile / Animation / 11 mins

Director: Santiago Aguilera, Gabriel Monreal

Writer: Santiago Aguilera, Gabriel Monreal

Hernán is 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. Hernán dispenses with his dream, gradually forgetting it to devote himself to his studies.

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Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat

United Kingdom / Animation / 13 mins

Director: William Joyce

Writer: William Joyce

Producer: Shelley Smith

A man with a head full of dreams is beaten down by the foremen in the factory where he works. Then he meets the Woman in the Polka Dot dress who brings meaning, love, and dreams back to his life.