Working in stop motion, traditional 2D, digital 3D, cutout, paint, and more, these short films from around the world tackle topics of love, identity, gender, and death.
Curated by Janice Chun, 2017 SDAFF Winner of Best Animated Short.
Gorgeous felted stop-motion animation dedicated to the what if’s in life and the siblings we never had.
Positive or negative, our mothers’ “loving” advice will never leave us.
Through striking visuals, a Chinese mother and daughter reassess their lives, uncovering in a beautifully candid conversation what obstacles they have overcome.
Don’t conform to the male mold. Let’s SHATTER the glass…wall!
With a peculiar blend of photography, frame-by-frame drawings, and photocopies, a lone naked man wanders through a forest with a suitcase, slowly falling apart.
When a subway driver falls into the mind-numbing routine of a life, a trippy frog-induced awakening may have just pulled him out.
White noise and scraping plates sound as a mother and child struggle over the child’s gender identity.
Struggling to come to terms with the death of his grandpa, a young boy meets a new friend who may just give him hope.
A filmmaker’s parents’ vastly different feelings about the traditional Korean memorial ceremony are humorously captured in stop motion.
The notion of time and space can be tricky, from different movements to different perspectives.
Claymation meets slideshow as the arc of a dog’s rise and fall from badass guard dog to Chardonnay is watched by a stitched-together canine spectator in a comfy living room chair.
A psychedelic animation made for chimpanzees is finally offered for humans to view.
Using hand drawn and acrylic painting techniques, an experimental exploration of identities, sex, and drugs within the queer community.
A resourceful young boy must fend off a man-eating demon lady after a day of chestnut harvesting forces him to seek refuge in her hut.