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Best of the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival

Directed by Various

Each Summer in the Eastern Oregon town of Baker City, the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival springs to life

Wind

Directed by Robert Lobel

About the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. The inhabitants

Places Where We Lived

Directed by Bernardo Britto

His parents are selling his childhood home. What a terrible, terrible feeling.

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The Smiths

Directed by Neely Goniodsky

The story of how a family falls into and is rescued out of homelessness comes to life through hand-drawn animation,

Northwest Tracking: Trailblazing Women of Independent Animation

Directed by Gail Noonan, Rose Bond, Marilyn Zornado, Ruth Hayes, Joan Gratz, Joanna Priestley

As a preview of the Film Center’s post-festival Northwest Tracking series showcasing six independent animation innovators, we are  pleased to

An Evening With Marilyn Zornado

Directed by Marilyn Zornado

Director-animator Marilyn Zornado started in the animation industry as a producer at Will Vinton Studios. After a career of producing

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi

From Studio Ponoc, the animation collective featuring several principal artists from the recently shuttered Studio Ghibli, Mary and the Witch's

Karma Has You

Directed by Ran Sheng

A young man suffering from a lost love tries to find a way to free himself from his emotional hell,

A Star from the Start: Early Jiří Trnka Shorts

Directed by Jiří Trnka

Trnka’s early shorts work quickly established him as a master filmmaker. This program includes The Animals and the Brigands (1946),

Mixed Match

Directed by Jeff Chiba Stearns

The multiracial community is fast becoming one of the largest demographics in North America. A special dilemma has arisen with

The Wound

Directed by Robert Lobel

A little girl’s resentment, embodied in a shaggy creature that becomes her best friend, starts to completely control her life.

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Virtuous Virtuell

Directed by Thomas Stellmach, Maja Oschmann

Exciting and poetic by turns, Stellmach and Oschmann’s animation uses the music of Louis Spohr’s opera The Alchymist to fuel a colorful