Animated Short Competition presented by You42

Animated Short Program

Mar 13, 2024

2:15pm – 4:09pm CT

In a run-down neighborhood, Zoe and her little brother Theo are left to fend for themselves. A young adolescent, Zoe is a ball of anger haunted by an intimate terror. Theo, still a child, flees reality into a fantastical world. During a scorching summer day, the two children will have to burst the abscess of their relationship so as not to lose each other.

It took seven days to create the world, it only took one to disrupt its balance.

Three bald brothers travel to Istanbul to have a hair transplant. Stuck with each other in a hotel hotel far from home, their insecurities grow faster than their hair.

"Bug Diner" serves up a feast of hidden desires and tantalizing temptations. As tensions rise and desires reach their boiling point, this isolated restaurant becomes a hotbed of intrigue and passion. A Mole chef with suppressed desires and a Fly waitress buzzing around, serving a curious clientele of insects and animals. Mayhem follows when these creatures let their freak flags fly!

In Bogota, a bird-girl leaves behind the family home, her domineering mother and faithful dog to go and explore her sexuality.

In a dystopian world where touch is forbidden, Matta and Matto offer refuge to the lonely at Hotel Vaip. In the deceptive labyrinth of mind bending rooms at their transient hotel, deepest desires are fulfilled and surpassed, but this comes at a price.

Sweetmeats City Times news reporter Paxton Paddlepop is on location at MOSA (the Museum of Sweetmeat Art) to learn what’s truly baked under the crust of contemporary Sweetmeat art. Through a series of one-on-one conversations, Paddlepop explores the confectionery stories behind a slew of emerging and prominent Sweetmeat artists as he seeks to answer the modern art question of our day: “Why art?”

A robotic vacuum suffering from burnout quits its job at a hospital and sets out to find community and a greater purpose on a quiet street where two lonely rabbits are stuck in perpetual loops.

Big boobs vs. small boobs, who has it worse? A group of women, over a drink, discusses in what ways being a part of a conservative society affects how we feel about our own breasts- which, at the end of the day, are just lumps of fat.

Mary, Billybud, and Fumbleton are three tiny humans who star in a kids' TV series called “Wander to Wonder”. After the creator dies, they are left alone in the studio. Struggling to find enough to eat, they continue to make increasingly strange episodes for their fans.

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114 mins
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