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Film Available to Stream

Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST


These beautifully crafted animated shorts tell deeply personal stories of father-daughter relationships, impending unrest, and finding solace. These films push the form with a shockingly artful eye. This program features work from Canada, Italy, France, China, Portugal, and the UK.

Total running time 51 min
Titles are listed alphabetically rather than in order of play. Films in competition are noted by *.

The Fire Next Time*
A foreboding shadow invades the periphery of a public housing complex as residents confront a pervasive atmosphere of economic oppression, over-policing, and racial violence. When protests and looting break out, the shadow quickens its pace and threats to swallow the community whole.
(Renaldho Pelle, UK 2020, 8 min)

In the Shadow of the Pines*
In this personal documentary, Anne Koizumi employs animation to explore her difficult relationship with her father, an emigrant from Japan and a janitor at her elementary school.
(Anne Koizumi, Canada 2020, 8 min)
Closed captioning will be available for this film.

Sogni al campo
While searching for his lost cat in the woods, a young boy takes a metaphysical journey in a realm beyond life and death. His experiences draw from memories of his own childhood, vignettes from the lives of others, and the very fabric of reality itself.
(Magda Guidi, Mara Cerri, France/Italy 2020, 9 min)

Step into the River*
Lu and Wei are young girls living in a village nestled on a riverbank in China. Over time, they form a special relationship with the flowing water that carries the memories of baby girls lost to China’s one-child policy.
(Weijia Ma, China/France 2020, 15 min)

A beautifully illustrated landscape unfolds beneath a gloomy sky. Amidst tall grass and shallow pools, two beings find solace in the bodies of one another.
(Alexandra Ramires, Portugal 2020, 11 min)

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