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OCTOBER 13, 2:00PM

Head in the Clouds

United States / Animation / 2 mins

Director: Kaylee Tan

Writer: Kaylee Tan, Rebe Chen

Producer: Kaylee Tan 

Cast: Bekka Goldstein, Levi Squier

A quirky student who daydreams with her head high in the clouds must creatively elude her strict math teacher to remain there.

My Name Is Coraline

Brazil / Animation / 4 mins

Director: Forestplant Studio

Drawing inspiration from Victorian-era fairy tales, dark fantasy movies, and dark comedy, this game delivers an Action-packed adventure set in a world of dark fantasy and fairy tales.

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God Glasses

United States / Animation / 4 mins

Director: Astro Seunghwa Lee, Jason Jaymin Han, Yuji Huang

In the world of God Glasses, fantasy may become a reality. Charles and his daughter April explore the fantastical worlds, hiding away from their own dark secret.

It Was Up There

United States / Animation / 6 mins

Director: Jesse Willmon

Producer: Jesse Willmon

Cast: Sarah Willmon, Fred Willmon

The true story of a couple who are driving through an unpopulated region of the New Mexico desert when they see something unexplainable up in the night sky. This amazing and hilarious story, told by the filmmakers' parents, is lovingly animated by hand and brings to life a family legend that has remained a secret for over 15 years.


United States / Animation / 4 mins

Director/Writer: Joshua Marquez

Producer: Mulin Chen

The story begins with two brothers barging in an abandoned Filipino church…… something terrifying is following them, a vampire creature from Filipino Mythology named Aswang. Their fate is unclear like the midnight fog. It is now in God’s faith for these two brothers to see the rising Sun once again.

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Boundless Imagination

United States / Animation / 4 mins

Director/Writer: Tzu-Yu Lin

Producer: Tzu-Yu Lin

A boy named Simon was immersed in his imaginary world with his self-made toys when he should study and then was caught by his mother.

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No Photography

United States / Animation / 6 mins

Director: Lance Haug, Grace Redclift, Kaifu Tan, Shan Wei Wang

A high-tech thief's perfect museum heist is interrupted when a peculiar tourist insists on taking pictures of every exhibit. And it all ends in disaster as the museum's security guard shows up with his coffee.

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The Egg

United States / Animation / 5 mins

Director: Yan Xu, Zilan Lin, Qi Lu

"The Egg" is a short story following a man's experience with the afterlife upon his death.


United States / Animation / 4 mins

Director/Writer: Ziyu Zhang

Producer: Ziyu Zhang

ASTELLA is a 3D third-person action adventure game. The player plays as a little girl, Nova, sharing her experiences and her adventures in a fantasy world. Nova wakes up in a daze, remembering nothing. A handy book explains the concept of this world. A strange large building nearby looks inviting. There, she discovers a magical portal, which teleports her into a grand library filled with stories and secrets.

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Twin Sparks

United States / Animation / 5 mins

Director: Ollie Yao,Heather Yun

A child in the forest must reconcile with a fiery new part of themselves that's difficult to accept, before their world is left in flames.


United States / Animation / 4 mins

Director: Aleyda Ortiz, Lok Cheang, Kevin Class

Dulce is a short film that explores the loving relationship between mother and daughter while balancing the heavy concept of death.


United States / Animation / 5 mins

Director: Mariana Escobar Jimenez

“Postlude” is an abstract, 3D animated short film that portrays the mental and emotional journey a person goes through after surviving an abusive relationship. Each phase of this process, its emotions and thoughts, are represented through the movement of a piece of cloth interacting within a temple environment.


United States / Animation / 3 mins

Director: Joe Burrascano

Writer: Joe Burrascano, Tim Probert

Producer: Joe Burrascano, Allison Godleski

An intergalactic god wakes up on a barren planet with no memory of who he is or where he comes from.


Malaysia / Animation / 6 mins

Director/Writer: Jared Lee

Producer: Eilin Lim

Cast: Steven Bones, Suling Chan, Gabriel Noel Pountney

Obsessed with time, Sand found a way to sell time itself. While his rich customers stay young, they never question Sand's discovery and the source of their youth. Find out in 'Horologist'.

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Gene's 6th Symphony

United States / Animation / 6 mins

Director: Jordi Garcia

Writer: Jordi Garcia, Gene Bicknell, Rick Silanskas

Producer: Rick Silanskas, Larry Wilhite

The original animated short "Gene's 6th Symphony" is based on a true story and was born with only six notes of music that became a symphonic magical story that defines true love and a life-long journey ending with a hope that lives forever.

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Aero Orange

Canada / Animation / 11 mins

Director: Marcus Benny Feher

Writer: Marcus Benny Feher, Dan Tonkin

Producer: Marcus Benny Feher

Cast: Joe Zieja, Yong Yea, Julia McIIvaine

Captain H’Orange leads a reconnaissance mission over hostile coordinates with his fruit aeronauts when suddenly
he and his team come under fire and their newest member; Airman Apple is taken hostage by the evil General Onion.

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