The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Various Directors

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Friday, December 22, 6 pm

Friday, December 22, 8 pm

Saturday, December 23, 3 pm

Saturday, December 23, 5 pm

Friday, December 29, 6 pm

Friday, December 29, 8 pm

Saturday, December 30, 3 pm

Saturday, December 30, 5 pm

Sunday, December 31, 1 pm

Sunday, December 31, 3 pm

“An incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking.” —Jennifer Wolfe, Animation World Network

The Animation Show of Shows returns to Speed Cinema this fall with sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world. At times hilarious, moving, engaging, and thought-provoking, The Animation Show of Shows not only has something for everyone, but is a remarkable and insightful microcosm of our world.

The selections include the extraordinary stop-motion musical My Burden from Swedish director Niki Lindroth von Bahr, which won the grand-prize Cristal Award at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Other program highlights include Los Angeles-based Irish director David O’Reilly’s visually stunning Everything, based on a 1973 talk given by the renowned British-American philosopher Alan Watts, and the 1964 classic Hangman, by Paul Julian and Les Goldman which was recently restored by The Animation Show of Shows as part of its film preservation program.

As a special treat, the Show of Shows will also be presenting Next Door, a 1990 student film made at Cal Arts by the two-time Oscar-winning Pixar director Pete Docter.

The 16 animated short films presented in order of appearance:

Can You Do It—Quentin Baillieux, France

Tiny Big—Lia Bertels, Belgium

Next Door—Pete Docter, U.S.

The Alan Dimension—Jac Clinch, UK

Beautiful Like Elsewhere—Elise Simard, Canada

Hangman—Paul Julian and Les Goldman, US

The Battle of San Romano—Georges Schwizgebel, Switzerland

Gokurosama—Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, Romain Salvini, France

Dear Basketball—Glen Keane, US

Island—Max Mörtl and Robert Löbel, Germany

Unsatisfying—Parallel Studio, France

My Burden—Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Sweden

Les Abeilles Domestiques (Domestic Bees)—Alexanne Desrosiers, Canada

Our Wonderful Nature: The Common Chameleon—Tomer Eshed, Germany

Casino—Steven Woloshen, Canada

Everything—David O’Reilly, US

2017, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland and U.S., in English, French, German, and Swedish with English subtitles, 92 minutes. Recommended for 13+.