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Player Two

Player Two is a short animation that explores the relationship that develops between two brothers of differing age growing up, and how video games foster that bond.

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The Present

The story of a boy who would rather spend his time indoors playing video games instead of discovering what’s waiting outside the front door. One day his mother decides to get a little surprise for her son.

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Brave Dreamer

Brave Dreamer is submitted by Confucius Institute at Northern State University and  Shangdong University of Art and Design. It is a story of a brave tiny fly who loves dumplings. Who doesn’t?

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The Sight of Stars

Based on the latter end of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh’s tragic life, The Sight of Stars uses elements of Van Gogh’s paintings in order to better capture the connection between his tortured mind, and the magnificent images he covered canvases with from 1880-1890.

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White Out

A lone pilot is faced with isolation on a cold, dark world. Made possible by grants from the South Dakota Arts Council and The Griffith Foundation of South Dakota State University. Music by Domenico Cimarosa and performed by Nathan Jorgensen and Mary Ermel Walker.

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The Chaperone

The Chaperone  tells the previously untold, true story of a lone teacher chaperoning a school dance in 1970’s Montreal, when a menacing motorcycle gang invades. The Chaperone  recreates the scene using hand drawn animation, miniatures, puppets, Kung Fu and explosions all in stereoscopic 3D.

Une balade à la mer

A ride towards the sea is the odyssey of a small animated character who decides to go out to face the city and the nature to free his goldfish. But the cadence of his own will reserve for him numerous surprises: every person, every element of the city which he will cross could be violent […]

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Two old men share a hospital room, in which the window is the only connection to the outside world and thus becomes a highly demanded resource. ‘Double Occupancy’ is a dark parable about the greed of man – an animated, psychological intimate play about the power of imagination and illusion.

Slowly But Surely

A snail and a dragonfly learn a thing or two about each other as they’re forced to spend some time together. The snail teaches the dragonfly to slow down, experience the moment, there’s no need to take life so fast. The dragonfly teaches the snail to take a fresh, optimistic approach to life where sometimes […]

Chicken or the Egg

This is a story about a pig who is addicted to eating eggs, but when he falls in love with a chicken, he must decide what comes first, Chicken or the Egg. Directed by Christine Kim and Elaine Wu, this short animated film was produced as their senior thesis at Ringling College of Art and […]

Verbatim

Verbatim is a short animation that examines the interpretation of language. This film uses stop-motion animation to represent possible misinterpretations of the English language, like those often made by non-native speakers. The film encourages the viewer to think about word choice and the logic and origin behind commonly used phrases.