Shorts 3: Animation

Short film program Shorts 3: Animation

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Total running time 70 minutes
Suitcases, answering machines, and underwater creatures are only some of the objects brought to life in this compendium of animated short films. Ranging from a village in Portugal to a child coping with divorce in Toronto to illuminating conversations right in here in San Francisco, this program will enthrall and enlighten all viewers.

Titles are listed in alphabetical order. Program order will vary.
Carlotta’s Face 
As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around her to have faces. It was art that offered her a way to finally recognize herself.
(Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld, Germany 2018, 5 min)
Drop by Drop
In this whimsical, black-and-white animated short, the remaining habitants of a Portuguese village refuse to sink into oblivion.
(Laura Gonçalves, Xá, Portugal 2017, 9 min)
A hypnotic undersea exploration shows that the rules of survival change when marine life has to adapt to the pollution surrounding it.
(Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion, France 2017, 6 min)
Based on the book Scenes by award-winning screenwriter Efthymis Fillipou, these amusing stop-motion vignettes put a wicked spin on daily life.
(Elrini Vianelli, USA/Greece 2017, 10 min)
Negative Space
This sweet, comic animated tale poignantly illustrates how we all learn from our parents. Nominated for an Academy Award.
(Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata, France 2017, 6 min)
Oh Hi Anne
An epic tale of love and loss featuring legendary underground filmmakers George and Mike Kuchar, as told to an answering machine.
(Anne McGuire, USA 2017, 9 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
73 Questions
 A long time San Francisco resident offers some sage and sincere advice for all those who love the Bay.
(Leah Nichols, USA 2017, 10 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken family in this hand-animated film set in Toronto.
(Trevor Jimenez, USA 2017, 15 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Film Details
  • Running time: 70

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