Night of the Freakishly Short Animation Festival

NOTE: This is nearly sold out, but free tickets can still be claimed here:

Comic, dark, and beautiful shorts make up this fifth annual event—a perennial favorite. Join us for a one-night tour of the best of international animation festivals.

Recommended for ages 16+.

Here's the lineup:

Stephen Irwin - Moxie
A pyromaniac bear misses his mother in this Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Don Hertzfeldt - It's Such a Beautiful Day
In the latest short from acclaimed animator Don Hertzfeldt (creator of the internet classic "Rejected"), main character Bill struggles to piece together his shattering psyche.

Lei Lei - My...My...
A man searches for his clothes in a graphically eye-popping landscape.

Kyle Harlan - Record Player
A futuristic civilization faces catastrophe from the sky in this entry to Akron Film+Pixel's Secrets of Science contest.

Miriam Bennett, Maya Miller, Rowan Miller - Beer Science
In the winner of our Secrets of Science contest, a toy triceratops and woolly mammoth explain the science of fermentation.

Stephen Neary - Dr. Breakfast
One day at breakfast, a man's soul bursts out of his eyeball. While the soul roams the earth eating everything in sight, two wild deer bathe and dress the man's catatonic body. A hilarious official selection of Sundance 2012.

Alex Strader - The Bird
Kent State University graduate Alex Strader's character Adrian Breen endures a talkative stranger and other natural disturbances.

Allison Schulnik - Mound
Intricate, haunting claymation set to "It's Raining Today" by Scott Walker.

Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels - Oh Willy...
Fifty-something Willy returns to the nudist community where he spent his youth to visit his sick mother.

Philipp Artus - Snail Trail
A snail invents the wheel and goes through a cultural evolution in this "laser sculpture."

Jake Fried - Sick Leave
Hand-drawn animation with ink and white-out that Cartoon Brew describes as "like discovering the animation of an indigenous tribe in some faraway land."

Recommended for ages 16+.

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  • Lacy

    We got there late - wasn't sure if the group had already met up or what but I was there & loved it! For some reason, loved Moxie the lil pyro-bear!

    October 25, 2012

  • Lacy

    I never really knew of short animations like that - it was so nice to get out and see something completely new to me!

    October 25, 2012

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