Catching the L Train

A bear on a losing streak attempts to save his relationship before his love leaves town for good. But when a bungled text message leads him to the wrong train platform and his sweetheart to draw the wrong conclusion, he must risk life and limb to try and win her back.

Taking Flight

Taking Flig​ht is a short film inspired by the life and heritage of Antonio Pasin, inventor of the Radio Flyer wagon. In this fictional tribute to Pasin’s legacy, what begins as a small boy’s over-scheduled, over supervised, boring day with Grandpa turns into a larger-than-life journey, narrowly escaping wild monkeys and battling aliens to save […]


A corkscrew with a screw loose battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs trapped inside.


Rouff is sad: He only has three legs and is alone. Then he folds Pete from the paper he is drawn on. This is not only the beginning of a wonderful freindship, but also the meeting of to kinds of animated film – 2D and 3D. 

Peep and the Paperplane

For little bird Peep, a crash landed paper plane comes to life. The unlikely buddies head out for adventure and our little bird gets his first flight lesson from Paperplane. But their new friendship is soon tested by Peep’s naughty behaviour, leading to a close encounter in the sky.

I’m Scared

8-year-old insomniac Ralf describes to his little brother all of the dangers that lurk in the shadows, waiting to devour them. ‘I’m Scared’ is brought to life through intricate hand-crafted stop-motion animation. Based on the art of contemporary artist Greg “Craola” Simkins and featuring an instrumental score by Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.