OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORT FILMS 2013- 88 minutes
Title: "Adam and Dog"
Running Time: 16 minutes
Director: Minkyu Lee
The story about the dog of Eden. What happened in those first days of Creation that made Man and Dog so inseparable? The dog, as he lives through this curious world, encounters a strange creature; a human being named Adam - and with that discovers a new found connection to the world.
Title: "Fresh Guacamole"
Running Time: 2 minutes
Learn how to transform familiar objects into Fresh Guacamole!
Title: "Head over Heels"
Running Time: 11 minutes
Director: Timothy Reckart
Writer: Timothy Reckart
Producer: Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
Cast: Nigel Anthony, Ruth Rayyah McCaul
After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. They live separate, parallel lives in the same house, never talking, barely even looking at each other. When Walter discovers a long-lost memento of their wedding day, he tries to reignite their old romance. But it brings their equilibrium crashing down, and the couple that can't agree which way is up must find a way to put their marriage back together.
Title: "Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare"
Rating: PG for mild rude humor
Running Time: 5 minutes
Director: David Silverman
Writers: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, David Mirkin, Joel, H. Cohen, Michael Price
Producer: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Richard Raynis, Richard Sakai
Maggie Simpson spends a day at the Ayn Rand Daycare Center where she is diagnosed at an average intelligence level. Longing to be grouped with the gifted children, Maggie finds her destiny by rescuing a lonely cocoon from Baby Gerald, who is busy smooshing butterflies.
Running Time: 7 minutes
Director: John Kahrs
Writers: Clio Chiang, Kendelle Hoyer
Producer: Kristina Reed
Cast: John Kahrs, Jeff Turley, Kari Wahlgren
An animated short that follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.
Three additional animated shorts will be added to the animated program.
Country: New Zealand
Running Time: 4 minutes
Director: Richard Mans
Sound Design: Justin Doyle, Michelle Child, Dave Whitehead
In this breathtaking science fiction spectacle, a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy.
Running Time: 8 minutes
Director: Léo Verrier
Writer: Léo Verrier
Executive Producer: Jean-François Bourrel
New York, 1950. Fascinated by paintings, Jack scours museums all day long. He steals paintings and hides them at home to... eat them! These masterpieces are his food and with each bite put him in deep ecstasy, but the more he eats of these paintings the scarcer they become.
Driven mad by hunger, he violently throws paint on a canvas to eat his painting and the result is an unexpected beautiful work of art.
From this moment on, Jack discovers he has the talent of an artist fed by his feelings. His exhibited canvas is a great success and thus he becomes a worldwide known artist.
Title: "Gruffalo's Child"
Country: UK, Germany
Running Time: 27 minutes
Directors: Uwe Heidschötter, Johannes Weiland
Novel by: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
Screenplay adapted by: Julia Donaldson, Johanna Stuttmann
Producers: Martin Pope, Michael Rose
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Shirley Henderson, Robbie Coltrane
A little Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse.
OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS 2013- 114 minutes
Running Time: 18 minutes
Country: South Africa
Director: Bryan Buckley
Writer: Bryan Buckley
Producer: Mina Jarjoura
Cast: Najah Abdi Abdullahi, Hussein Abdi Mohamed, Maymum Abdi Mohamed
Set in a war-torn fishing village in Somalia, an all Somali, refugee cast brings to life this coming of age fable of a Somali boy who is faced with falling into the pirate life, or rising above to choose the path of an honest fishing man.
Title: "Buzkashi Boys"
Running Time: 28 minutes
Director: Sam French
Writers: Sam French, Martin Desmond Roe
Producer: Ariel Nasr
Cast: Jawanmard Paiz, Jawan Mard Homayoun, Wali Talash
Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the national sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat - Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith's son, who struggle to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. Shot on location in Kabul city by an alliance of Afghan and international film makers, Buzkashi Boys is a look at the life that continues beyond the headlines of war in Afghanistan.
Running Time: 19 minutes
Director: Shawn Christensen
Writer: Shawn Christensen
Producer: Mara Kassin, Andrew Napier, Damon Russell
Cast: Fatima Ptacek, Shawn Christensen, Kim Allen
At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for the evening.
Title: "Death of a Shadow"
Running Time: 20 minutes
Country: France, Belgium
Director: Tom Van Avermaet
Writer: Tom Van Avermaet
Producer: Ellen De Waele
Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Laura Verlinden, Peter van den Eede
Soldier Nathan died during World War I. A strange collector imprisoned his shadow and gave him a new chance: a second life against 10,000 captured shadows. It is love that guides him, as his purpose is to meet Sarah again, the woman he fell in love with before he died. But then he discovers that she's already in love with someone else, jealousy clouds his mind and pushes him towards a bitter decision, not without consequences.
Language: French (with English subtitles)
Running Time: 21 minutes
Director: Yan England
Writer: Yan England
Producer: Yan England
Cast: Louise Laprade, Hubert Lemire, Gérard Poirier
Henry, a great concert pianist, has his life thrown in turmoil the day the love of this life, Maria, disappears mysteriously. He'll then discover the inevitable verdict of life.