Amended Shards (USA | 2017, 4 min)

Directed by: Orlando Torres

Orlando Torres tells his experience of getting diagnosed with Testicular Cancer and the optimistic mind set he kept for his friends and family in this animated short film.

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Beastly Things (USA | 2017, 5 min)

Directed by: Zev Chevat

A young street artist encounters a vicious group of local schoolchildren, and learns what truly makes a monster.

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Bird Cage (USA | 2017, 4 min)

Directed by: Vincent Cappellut

A story about opening up... literally.

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Break (USA | 2017, 3 min)

Directed by: Jacqueline Haboon

Separated on a mountain by an avalanche, a boy and his dog must each other before the elements consume them.

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Can I Wake You Up? (Hong Kong - 2017, 1 min)

Directed by: Paola Chen

The desired but unobtainable.

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Chop (USA | 2016, 3 min)

Directed by: Ida Hem

An arrogant lumberjack cuts down trees where he's not supposed to.

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Damned (USA | 2017, 4 min)

Directed by: Diego Abad

A man faces his guilt in an unexpected way as he receives guests he'd rather ignore.

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Ding (USA | 2017, 3 min)

Directed by: Xidong Lu

An experience of a Monk's meditation process. In his meditation he experiences the 4 elements, the difference of relative time between a snap, and the obliteration and formation of the world and life.

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Dr. Mantis (USA | 2017, 3 min)

Directed by: Brandon Mikolaski

Written by: Andrew Smith, Bob Bartlett

Dr. Mantis is a practicing psychotherapist but a full time praying mantis. Often, she doesn't know where one ends and the other begins. But the truth is, she doesn't really care. You see, satisfied patients make very satisfied Praying Mantises. Take Dr. Mantis' patient, Fred. Fred is a transitioning caterpillar who bugs her. So much so that, this time, Dr, Mantis made Fred pay in advance.

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EGO (USA | 2017, 13 min)

Directed by: Kaya, David-Simon Dayan

Etch (USA | 2017, 3 min)

Directed by: Madison Ridgdill

In this 2D abstract short, Etch is confined to a lonely existence within a sphere pierced by shards. After some unexpected contact with similar creatures, the peace of his world is chaotically disrupted and the horrors that follow reveal just how trapped he really is.

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Extinguished (USA | 2017, 4 min)

Directed by: Ashley Anderson, Jacob Mann

Matt who has just had his heart broken and so was burned by his own flame. He is afraid to fall in love again and feel the pain of heart break once more; when his flame ignites for a new girl he meets, he tries desperately to douse his own fire. As luck would have it though, he runs into her everywhere and must eventually accept the flame inside of him and embrace a newfound love.

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Foi-se (Brazil | 2017, 6 min)

Directed by: Adriano Pinheiro

After an unexpected situation, the Grim Reaper finds himself running out of time.

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Hope (USA | 2017, 1 min)

Directed by: Alireza Bidar

Light and dark, beauty and beast, brutality and spirituality, are all opposite yet intertwined. In a dark ugly world, a seed strives to grow, becoming a flower, bearing a baby. Our infant, symbol of rebirth and spirituality, sows seeds of beauty, spreading more beauty, giving more hope. Our short film 'Hope', explores opposite concepts and how one leads to another.

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In a Heartbeat (USA | 2017, 4 min)

Directed by: Esteban Bravo and Beth David

Sherwin is an insecure middle school boy who has yet to come to terms with his sexuality. When he crosses paths with Jonathan, the most popular boy in school, Sherwin's heart pop out of his chest to go after the boy of his dreams. Now Sherwin must chase after his own heart before it reveals his true feelings to Jonathan, and the entire student body.

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Jilted (USA | 2017, 3 min)

Directed by: Holly Hillman

JILTED is an animated student film about a princess who jilts her own prince charming in search of a different happily ever after.

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KCLOC (USA | 2017, 3 min)

Directed by: Ninaad Kulkarni

KCLOC is a 3D animated documentary on people’s perceptions of time. A selection of brief interviews provide the voices for ten meticulously designed CGI clock head characters, in a variety of real-world settings, as they respond to a single question: “What does time mean to you?”

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Lorem Ipsum (USA | 2017, 2 min)

Directed by: Gabrielle Kash

A handmade look into the motivations and struggles of four artists and their creative undertakings.

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Mars Two (USA | 2016, 3 min)

Directed by: Robin Deary

An animated short film of a 90's television infomercial parody about a one way trip to Mars gone horribly wrong.

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Otros Modos (USA | 2017, 1 min)

Directed by: Carolina Solarte

'Otros Modos' is a reflexive criticism of the lack of equal and diverse representation of women/gender-nonconforming people in entertainment media, specifically in animated television shows and feature films.

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Papi's Bakery (USA | 2017, 4 min)

Directed by: Jen Sanchez

A short animation about a father and a daughter who own a bakery. Tragedy strikes and the daughter is left dealing with the aftermath.

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Pas Redouble (USA | 2017, 4 min)

Directed by: Lorenzo Estrada

During rehearsal, a high school concert band collectively has one crazy daydream after another.

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Paws n Claws (USA | 2017, 1 min)

Directed by: Gabrielle Kash

A rock band of animals brings down the house!

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People of Color (USA | 2017, 5 min)

Directed by: Raghav Arumugam

An animated documentary about race and perception in America.

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Rapture (USA | 2017, 3 min)

Directed by: Victor Garrido

When a spaceship crashes in the forest, a raptor's leisure turns into a pursuit for the most elusive prey.

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Sinnerman (USA | 2017, 3 min)

Directed by: Mazen Attalla

A boy chases a light that illuminates his world and teaches him compassion and understanding.

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Smoot (USA | 2017, 3 min)

Directed by: Emily Satterfield

Smoot tells the tale of a little leaf bunny living an idyllic life in his tree home. After tragedy strikes and everything he has is lost, Smoot must find a way to carry on and find a new home.

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Snap (USA | 2017, 1 min)

Directed by: Brittany Woodhull

A hapless cat lover tries to take the perfect picture of his pet...but it's easier said than done.

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StarStation LATERAL (USA | 2017, 4 min)

Directed by: Nathaniel Hearns

Lionel and Janet, workers in star station maintenance aren't exactly on speaking terms anymore. They don't want this, but neither can seem to find the words to speak up first. However, the two soon find they must set aside their feeling of the past and come together in order to save their chance at a future.

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Tattered (USA | 2016, 6 min)

Directed by: Neil Short

Tattered is a stop-motion animation film in which a young mother returns to a place of her childhood, where she recounts the joys and heartache of time spent with her father before sharing the memories with her own son.

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The Chimney Sweep (USA | 2017, 5 min)

Directed by: Gabriella Leonhard

A man recounts his youth as a chimney sweep and the incredible visions of his friend.

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The Remedy (USA | 2017, 7 min)

Directed by: Zilai Feng

A Chinese herbal doctor trying to heal herself from sickness by making a soup of memory.

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The Shepherd (USA | 2017, 6 min)

Directed by: Natalie Vinciguerra

A lonely shepherd struggles with turning into a werewolf.

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The Street of Anfok (USA | 2016, 4 min)

Directed by: Zilai Feng

A paralyzed man who always stays in bed and looks through his mirror at the window of his room, encounters something different in a rainy day.

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The Wolf Guru (USA | 2017, 5 min)

Directed by: Mian Qin

The Animation Film 'The Wolf Guru' is an adaption of a Chinese folk tale. It is about a man is attacked by a group of wolves and their unidentified monster leader. Even though he finally gets out of the danger, the real identity of the monster is a huge surprise for him.

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Undiscovered (USA | 2017, 3 min)

Directed by: Sara Litzenberger

Sasquatch has always remained elusive in photos--but not for the reasons we think.

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Vows (USA | 2017, 5 min)

Directed by: Mark McKinsey

Vows is the story of a man on one of the biggest days of his life - he is incredibly excited, but is suddenly reminded of a deep sadness that plagues this very happy day with the person he loves most.

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We Persist (USA | 2017, 3 min)

Directed by: Christopher Roberts

In 1986, on an Earth decimated by catastrophe, two women embark on one final journey.

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Why We Want a Dog (USA | 2017, 2 min)

Directed by: Alison Locricchio

Two young brothers decide to make a video for their parents to convince them to get a dog.

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You Can't Play With Us (USA | 2017, 15 min)

Directed by: Jason Rhein

When an inquisitive dinosaur happens upon some musical unicorns at Marshmallow Mountain, they aren’t as friendly as he expects.

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