2022 Festival

Animated Shorts


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

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Animation, Documentary Short, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Narrative Short, Sci-Fi, Short Film

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The Astronaut's Journal

“Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed.”

― Stanisław Lem, Solaris

Marina Belikova / 2018 / 5 minutes / English / Germany

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Down Escalation

A caterpillar fell down and dissolved. The flesh and blood are melted down. Delving into deeper layers of itself, it starts metamorphosing in the shell.

Shunsaku Hayashi / 2018 / 7 minutes / Japan

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After a flood, some fish got stuck in old trees. In danger of drying-out they scream sharply. Woken up by the noise, the inhabitants of a nearby cave don‘t feel happy about the unintended gathering.

Jonatan Schwenk / 2018 / 10 minutes / Germany

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Good Boy

A hopeful man goes on a blind date with the women of his dreams expecting to have the best night of his life. Things seem to be going perfect, until the night take an unexpected turn.

Rachel Beltran, Nicole Myers / 2018 / 7 minutes / English / United States

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A girl finds someone to spark her flame.

Aharonit Elior / 2018 / 6 minutes / English / United States

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Alternative Facts

An ordinary and uncommentable nature show exploring the wildlife of beautiful Kenya. May be considered strange if shown during a different political climate.

Pasha Nielsen / 2018 / 3 minutes / English / Australia

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Lemon & Elderflower

Two sibling hummingbirds have to build different inventions in order to solve their “big” problem: to take flight with other birds.

Ilenia Cotardo / 2017 / 3 minutes / English / Italy

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Five deities of power gather in an Underground Secret Society to discuss major themes about world domination and status-quo. Mr. Visionarius has Machiavellian prospects for the future of mankind, but he is warned by the Angel Auditivus about the spiritual awakening present in some avenues of Western society.

Tiago Araújo / 2018 / 9 minutes / Portugal

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Changyou's Journey

A cancer-stricken father reminisces his life through the animation film by his young son.

Perry Chen / 2018 / 6 minutes / English / United States