2016 Schedule

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

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Monday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:32PM

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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.

Section: Animated Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: none
Year: 2016
Runtime: 3min

Director: Becky James

Cinematographer: Kevin Hayden

Additional Credits: Camera: Derek Sexton Horani

Principal Cast: Emma Roselle


Becky James uses humor, violence, and fragmentation to explore the fringes of narrative. She has exhibited animation both in galleries and at film festivals including SXSW, Slamdance, Sidewalk, Rooftop Films, Animation Block Party and IFF Rotterdam. A native New Yorker, James graduated from Harvard in 2007 and received her MFA from Bard in 2014.

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