SHORTS: ANIMATION SENSATION
- Short Film Programs
- 89 mins
Embark on a fantastic trip through worlds unknown from family birthmarks, mysterious forests, and lively women divers in this international series of animated shorts.
Guest curated by David Chai, filmmaker and professor at San Jose State University
In this program
HAENYO, THE WOMEN OF THE SEA
Directed by Éloïc Gimenez
Evocative sketches of haenyo, the diving women of Jeju in South Korea, celebrating the idiomatic expressions and musicality of the spoken language.
Directed by Chingyu Yang
Electrifying stories of intertwining relationships.
THE REALM OF DEEPEST KNOWING
Directed by Seunghee Kim
In the midst of struggle, one person delves into the deepest place in another’s heart and brings light into the darkness.
THE STATE OF THINGS
Directed by Ryo Orikasa
Words turn into music, and return to sound; melting in time and place in this spinning story.
Directed by Perry S. Chen
A young animator’s tribute to inspire his father during a long battle with cancer, this story shares a life of perseverance and enduring hope in the darkest times of our lives.
Directed by Mai Shirai
A dedicated woman, traveling to her boyfriend’s hometown, recalls fond and loving memories.
TO BE FIONA
Directed by Fiona Lu
Young Fiona seeks advice by paying a visit to her older self.
Directed by Hannah Park
When a high school girl tries to give up what she loves in order to fit in, her reflection reminds her who she truly is.
Directed by Neth Nom
When Finn and Natalie’s long path together comes to an end, Finn finds himself paralyzed by fear, lost in a mysterious land. Through self-discovery, Finn gathers the strength to forge a new path.
MY FATHER’S ROOM
Directed by Jang Nari
Abused by her father during childhood, a young woman’s pain and anger begins to fade until one day she is struck by confusing revelations.
Directed by Kangmin Kim
A man struggles with a passed-down family legacy; a giant birthmark on his buttock.
Directed by David Chai
Mankind has been crapping on the universe for too long and it’s finally blasting back.
Directed by Anthony Gardea, Rebecca Gill
In this teaser for a feature film project, a young boy meets a mysterious rabbit and is thrust into an unexpected battle.
MOGU & PEROL
Directed by Tsuneo Goda
Mogu and Perol experience food, friendship, and fun times on Yummy Island.
A RADISH TALE
Directed by Olivia Asis
Swept away from his family, a young radish is forced to face his greatest fears.
THE STARRY NIGHT
Directed by Lee Jonghoon
A beautiful visit to the coast with an elderly man and his dog.
Dates & Times
Sun, Nov 11