SHORTS: ANIMATION SENSATION

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.

RELATIONSHIPS

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.

CHANGYOU’S JOURNEY

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.

REUNION

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.

REFLECTION

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.

SONDER

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.

JEOM

Directed by Kangmin Kim

A man struggles with a passed-down family legacy; a giant birthmark on his buttock.

SPACE BUTTHOLE

Directed by David Chai

Mankind has been crapping on the universe for too long and it’s finally blasting back.

WORLD DESTROYER

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
Past
Unknown Venue

Sun Nov 11
1:00 pm