2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Animated Shorts

Thursday, March 17
7:45PM - 9:17PM

Alamo Lamar B
1120 S Lamar Blvd


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Vocabulary 1

Director: Becky James

Snake and Butterfly are neighbors. Covetous Butterfly wants something from his serpentine compatriot, but what? Juxtaposing charming animation with deft, unusual narrative construction, the climax of the story takes place entirely in the viewer’s head.

Trash Cat

Director: Kelsey Goldych

A cat likes to knock over trashcans.

David Gilmour - "The Girl in the Yellow Dress"

Director: Danny Madden

Paris, 1961—The "it" girl walks into a jazz club, imaginations run wild.

Deer Flower

Director: Kangmin Kim

In the summer of 1992, Dujung, an elementary student, goes to a farm in the suburbs with his parents. While his parents believe the expensive and rare specialty from the farm will strengthen their son’s body, Dujung suffers side effects.


Director: Alexa Lim Haas, Bernardo Britto, Bernardo Britto

An astronaut loses a glove in space and contemplates where it will go.

Pombo Loves You

Director: Steve Warne

A distant father is forced to confront a heroic yet troubled past life as the 1980's TV show character Pombo.


Director: Conor Whelan

SNOWFALL is the story of an anxious young man who has a moving experience at a friend’s house party. It’s a story of fleeting love, of mixed emotions, and of how we interact with each other.

Accidents, Blunders and Calamities

Director: James Cunningham

Inspired by the Edward Gorey classic, this black-comedy for kids and parents alike is a hilarious and brutal alphabet of death and mayhem exacted upon animals by ignorant humans. 30 CGI animals were meticulously crafted and killed by a team of 44 students at Media Design School.

Heila Ormur

Director: Rose Stark

A man is overcome with fear as a parasite begins to eat away at him, causing his reality to become distorted and horrific. He runs in fear for his life as the parasite expresses her discontent with the victim.


Director: Réka Bucsi

LOVE is a short film describing affection in 3 different chapters, through an impact on a distant solar system. Abstract haiku-like situations reveal the change in atmosphere on one planet, caused by the change of gravity and light.


Director: Alex Sherwood, Ben Harper, Sean Mullen, Ben Harper, Sean Mullen

A shipwrecked fisherman is led to a dark secret within this short thriller.


Director: Nina Gantz

Edmond's impulse to love and be close to others is strong... maybe too strong. As he stands alone by a lake contemplating his options, he goes on a journey backwards through his life, and revisits all his defining moments in search for the origin of his desires.

Things used to be hidden

Director: Tara Mercedes Wood

Things used to be hidden is a mockumentary about the aftermath of a disaster which caused everyone to loose their perception filters. Various characters tells us how they feel about their new lives. Is knowing it all really what we want?


Director: Spencer Susser, Daniel Cloud Campos, Daniel Cloud Campos

A damsel in in distress gets undressed when a man from the mid-west puts to rest a world that’s obsessed with the priceless, also known as, "The Shiny".

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 92min


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