2022 Festival

Animated Shorts

Hotwater Works Warehouse / 2116 E Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48912 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary Short, Drama, Fantasy, Music Video, Narrative Short, Short Film

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The Juggler

We live in the same house, but in different apartments, jobs, situations, believes, visions. Each in our own compartment, we fool ourselves that the world is one and that it exists. Sometimes it seems that an incomprehensible thread becomes visible and I am on a verge of understanding…

Skirmanta Jakaitė / 2018 / 11 minutes / Lithuania

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Your Eyes, Will I Ever

In a house lost in the middle of the desert a man sees his girlfriend gradually transform into a butterfly.

Félicien Colmet Daâge / 2018 / 4 minutes / English / France

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Masculine fragility can take several shapes and forms.

Juan Carlos Romero / 2018 / 2 minutes / English / Canada

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A mousetrap snaps shut, a market place awakens. A group of men heatedly discuss how to kill the animal in the little box. One after the other, they try to trump each other’s sadistic fantasies, and even a stranger’s suggestion to let the creature loose, turns out to be a sick manipulation. But as the macabre game unfolds and spirals out of control, both victim and tormentor suffer the same fate.

Shadi Adib / 2018 / 7 minutes / English / Germany

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Beauty Fall

A young woman feeds on images of the perfect girls in the commercials surrounding her. She literally swallows them like a bulimic. She goes out to join her ideal place, her dream, a nightclub lost far from the world.

Antoine Ronzon / 2018 / 5 minutes / English / France

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Yaron is a lonely man who doesn’t get any appreciation from the outside world. he finds comfort in a plastic doll, which he ordered in the mail.

Daniel Cohen / 2018 / 7 minutes / Hebrew / Israel

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Carlotta's Face

As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around here to have faces. She even doesn’t recognize her own face. Years later, she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit of her brain. It was art, after all, that offered her a way to finally recognize herself.

Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld / 2018 / 5 minutes / German / Germany

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Things Were Better Before

Lu Pulici / 2018 / 6 minutes / English / Italy

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Back to the Moon

A charming illusionist, an adventurous queen of hearts, and an evil green man journey through early cinema, film magic, and love. Back to the Moon is an animated, interactive short celebrating the artistry of French film director and magician Georges Méliès.

FX Goby, Hélène Leroux / 2018 / 3 minutes / English / USA, United Kingdom

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An invasion of destructive black sludge intrudes on an idyllic world inhabited by mythic beings who find momentary salvation in the actions of an assiduous invertebrate clean-up crew who arrive to make things right.

Margie Kelk, Lynne Slater / 2018 / 8 minutes / English / Canada

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In the House of Paper Flowers

In a house covered with papery flowers, a woman with white hair, two cats and a tiny wolf songstress learns a valuable lesson about the enduring power of love.

Anita George / 2018 / 8 minutes / English / USA

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Age of Sail

John Kahrs / 2018 / 12 minutes / English / USA

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A hungry wolf gets stuck in stereotypes about being the big bad wolf of the story. She has to flee when everybody accuses her to violence and murder. She faces the danger of getting killed.

Zahra Rostampour / 2018 / 7 minutes / - / Iran