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Animation Filmmaking

Experience the best in narrative and experimental animation, these fresh talents will amaze you. Q&A with filmmakers after screening.
Category: Shorts, Animation


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63 min.

Q&A with filmmakers after screening

 

Balance

Director/Producer: Raymond Limantara Sutisna

Cast: Raymond Limantara Sutisna; Liao Zhibin; Tracy Quek

Synopsis: A boy and girl fight for painting space, both refusing to give in until the mess they create goes out of control.

 

My Best Friend

Director/Producer: Myriam Ballesteros

Synopsis: Carola, a gifted but awkward teen, decides to build a robot friend. But an accident means she ends up with Annie, a sparky and affectionate android who makes sure Carola has the craziest and most fun-filled birthday of her life.

 

Mother

Director/Producer/Cast: Ejun Hong

Synopsis: Mother is about my 92-year-old grandfather, who lost his mother when he was only 3-year-old. He now has Alzheimer’s and is living the last days of his life. I love and respect him very much, so I wanted to pay tribute to him by creating a film that shows his challenging yet successful life. Setting his mother as the central theme of the film, I wanted to deliver a message that the love between a mother and son never fades away. Mother made my grandfather experience the everlasting love between him and his mother in a way he never has.

 

The Most Magnificent Thing

Directors: Arna Selznick

Producers: Pamela Slavin, Lynne Warner

Cast: Narrator: Whoopi Goldberg, Mom: Alison Pill, Girl: Lilly Bartlam, Dog: Tony Daniels

Synopsis: The Most Magnificent Thing is an inspirational story about a little girl with a creative spirit, determined to make great things. Joined by her best friend, her pet dog, the two happily explore the world, doing absolutely everything together. When she receives her very own tool kit, the little girl sets out to make the most magnificent thing for her best friend – but it’s not as easy as she thinks! The Most Magnificent Thing is a timeless tale about learning through perseverance and hard work, the power of love, and selflessness.

 

Grandpa's Favourite Origami 

Director/Producer: Yihan Wang

Cast: Yihan Wang, Steven Shen, Jing Jin

Synopsis: While playing origami with his granddaughter, a grandfather experiences an internal journey, traveling back to his childhood.

 

The Lineman

Director/Producer: Jay Shipman 

Synopsis:Hearing a hypnotic tone traveling down a power line, a weary lineman drifts off into a daydream and gains a new appreciation for his life and those in it.

 

Shattered

Director/Producer: Suyoung Jang

Synopsis: In a human generating factory a new woman awakes in a flawed system. But finds she can't achieve her potential until she gets through a giant glass wall. 

 

Riptide

Director/Producer/Cast: Tony Wisneske

Synopsis: A young girl growing up in a sleepy beach town wants to fit in but is afraid of the ocean. She tries to overcome her fear but it forces her to go further than she ever thought possible.

 

The Wheel Turns

Director: Sang Joon Kim

Producers: Sang Joon Kim, Sumire Takamatsu

Cast: Gys de Villiers, Charles Hubbell

Synopsis: The jaded subway operator in NYC finds his life repetitive and tedious. Once he and fellow passengers turn into toads, the operator explores through portals to find what causes the transformation.

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