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Sat, March 31, 11:00am

Films in Competition 5 (Ages 6+)

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

This visually engaging program of 10 films includes animation, music videos, documentaries and a computer-generated 3D film made in 1971. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Sponsored by:
Community Partners: Ann Arbor District Library & FestiFools

Films Showing:


(Lillian Schwartz, Ken Knowlton, 1971)

This film is not in competition. Music by Emmanuel Ghent. “UFO’S proves that computer animation—once a rickety and gimmicky device—is now progressing to the state of an art. The complexity...

The House (Das Haus)

(David Buob, 2011) 7 min

The dream of the little girl is to care for her grandmother, but aunt and mother do not let her do so. There is only one way out....

Another Dress, Another Button

(Lyn Elliot, Kansas City, MO, 2011) 3

The spare buttons have a field day on the dresser top. The spare button savers talk about why they do it, and how it makes them feel....

Silly Bears

(Matt Brunson, Athens, OH, 2011) 6 min

A maximalist and super-colorful interpretation of Akron/Family's music that follows a wayward cosmonaut's search for a lost teddy bear into every corner of the universe....


(Isamu Hirabayashi, Tokyo, Japan, 2011) 8 min

Once in 66 years, there is a chrysalis emerges above ground and becomes a cicada. In order to shed his chrysalis, he is intently ascending with his eye on reaching...

Back to Land

(Tijana Petrovic, Stanford, CA, 2010) 4 min

Back to Land is a meditation on the sight of a blue whale beached on a California shore. After being hit by a boat, the whale’s enormous body landed on...


(Mirai Mizue, Toda, Japan, 2011) 6 min

One living thing.  One sound.  Becomes chaos.  Becomes melody. - MM...

The Arousing of Thought

(Luciano Zubillaga, London, England, 2012) 6 min

An act of faith sets the pace for a structure, a protocol of work and a wordless semantic form of writing. Then a 1991 music theme remix develops into an...

August Song

(Jodie Mack, Lebanon, NH, Emily Kuehn, Chicago, IL, 2011) 5 min

A collaboration with Kent Lambert's ROOMMATE documenting a feline daydream....

The Scratchman

(Heather McAdams, 1980) 3 min

This film is not in competition. Screening of this film is supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...