October 29 - 3:00pm
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.