- Shorts Programs
- 90 mins
From an agoraphobic scientist creating a plant friend to a migrant escaping his war-striken home with quite literally the objects on his back, this collection of animated short films takes you on emotionally wild ride of kid-friendly to not-so-kid-friendly delights.
In this program
Directed by Zora Kovac
After an agoraphobic scientist accidentally creates a baby-like plant creature, their connection threatens to upend his reclusive way of life.
Directed by Agatha Tiara Christa, Ryotaro Sawada
GORO GORO follows the story of Daigoro, a baby thunder god, who dreams of being as powerful as his father. Through his thunderous journey, he realizes that he can achieve his dreams in his own unique way.
Directed by Sydney Chen
Two stressed girls in LA seek solace through an impromptu adventure. After boba, they explore the city and encounter inspiring characters. They realize life’s importance beyond jobs as they return with courage and embrace the unknown.
Directed by Christine Wendell, Julie Huang, Kayla Rose
A tiny toy knight yearns to be like the stallion-riding hero of his favorite storybook.
Directed by Adrian Anderson
A love letter to the grandma you may or may not remember.
Directed by Yoon Hei Cho
A dog-eat-dog survival game takes place in the seemingly innocent environment of a school at lunchtime.
Directed by Xzaviah J. Stone Sr.
An arcane massacre on the Black community is unfolding as a black teen and his friends journey to discover the truth behind an old folklore.
Directed by Farnoosh Abedi
In a land occupied with the “sprayer army”, no one has the right to grow any kind of plant either in public or private, so many of the people do not know what a grown plant even looks like. One day, a soldier finds a seed buried deep down in the dust. His curiosity is just the beginning of something extraordinary, something big, something revolutionary.
Directed by Tessa Moult-Milewska
Overly curious Mary climbs into her boyfriend’s head in search of answers.
Directed by Gabriel Gabriel Garble
Newly orphaned and freshly wounded from an immense loss, a boy lends his companion a prosthetic arm for the day. The companion then exposes the prosthetic limb to a mélange of textures and materials, whilst documenting the whole process. As the moon inches closer and closer towards the sun, the boy sees something unusual reflected on the water’s surface. What will become of the limb and video recordings?
Directed by Chloé Alliez, Violette Delvoye
Tonight is the big party at Claire’s and it’s going to be so cool. Besides, Jimmy came. Everyone knows he is there for Maya, but does she feel the same way?
Directed by Costanza Baj, Giulia Zanette, Han Tang
A story about a little paper figure’s journey of finding the strength to leave its home, the notebook where it was born, to explore the great world beyond.
Directed by Mariel Jones
Once upon a time, there was a rabbit scribe who lived on the moon. When a falling star crashes in, he must decide whether to stay in his cave or go with his new friend.
Directed by Antoine Antabi
A migrant man, starving, resorts to eating the objects he has packed for the journey. The monstrous effects give him the strength to carry on through a scorching desert.
Dates & Times
September 30, 2023