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Fri, March 30, 9:30pm

Animated Films in Competition

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

A dozen new animated films from Spain, Germany, Japan and the U.S., including the latest from the Quay Brothers.

Sponsored by:
Community Partner: Shadow Art Fair

Films Showing:

Perpetual Motion

(Karen Aqua, 1992) 5 min

This film is not in competition. A shrine to ritualized time. This film celebrates the cyclical nature of time, and the symbols and rites which have been created to mark...

Fiesta Brava

(Steven Woloshen, Montreal, Canada, 2011) 4 min

For one day each year, bulls will run wild on the streets of Pamplona, Spain. This is what their stampede would look like....

Walt Disney’s “Taxi Driver”

(Bryan Boyce, San Francisco, CA, 2011) 5 min

Walt Disney's re-imagineering of Martin Scorsese's classic film "Taxi Driver" follows Mickey Mouse-obsessed Travis Bickle as he looks for love in a rapidly transforming New York City....


(Juan Camilo González, Los Angeles, CA, 2011) 6 min

The never-ceasing repetition of polite gestures. A micro-universe is created in 4 sets of 11 pieces of paper with hand drawn animated cycles....

The Renter

(Jason Carpenter, Los Angeles, CA, 2011) 10 min

A young boy is dropped off at an elderly woman's home for the day. A lone man, who rents a room, adds to the unsettling atmosphere. The savage slaughter of...

In Between Shadows

(Tianran Duan, Beijing, China, 2011) 6 min

While the sunshine casts on buildings, either on walls, stairs or floors, shadows will appear and form infinite space and mysterious structures, a combination of memories, subconscious and past time....


(Meejin Hong, Val Verde, CA, 2011) 3 min

He flayed his skin to feed the people who donned it for twenty days straight. A rite of passage emerged from the rot as new life sprung from the old....


(Quay Brothers, London, England, 2010) 24 min

"Maska" is the latest animated film of Quay brothers, directors and puppet animators, with the music composed by Krzysztof Penderecki. The screenplay is the adaptation of Stanisław Lem’s novel of...

A Different Bunny

(Danijel Zezelj, Brooklyn, NY, 2010) 3 min

A small bunny in a big city looks for love in the wrong place....

Secret Bee

(Gina Kamentsky, Somerville, MA, 2010) 3 min

Secret Bee ventures toward the sweet honey- spot where representation and surface push and pull each other like a two-headed lama. Film footage was produced frame by frame, painting and...

Self Control

(Martin Arnold, 2011) 4 min

The third film in Martin Arnold's recent series. "Arnold uses subtle loops and rhythmical effects to unearth what Hollywood productions and Disney features repress, releasing suppressed gestures and suggesting associations...


(Alberto Vazquez, A Coruña, Spain, Pedro Rivero, Bilbao, Spain, 2010) 13 min

A terrible industrial accident changes Little DINKI's life forever. Now DINKI's fate may ride on the wings of her eccentric friend BIRDBOY, a misfit who hides in the Dead Forest...

Lázslo Lassu

(Ben Popp, Portland, OR, 2011) 4 min

Using cut out animation and shot on Hi-Con 16mm film, hand processed and transferred to HD, this music film for the band A Hawk and A Hacksaw tells the story...