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Giovanni’s Island

Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo

After Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II, the lives of brothers Junpei and Kanta are turned upside-down

Through the Hawthorn

Directed by Anna Benner, Pia Borg, Gemma Burditt

Three characters, three perspectives, three directors: A session between a psychiatrist, a schizophrenic patient, and his mother. A triptych exploring

Pistachios

Directed by Terese Cuff

Pistachio nuts are brought to hand-manipulated, illusory life through playful filmmaking techniques.

Wild Bichons

Directed by Stefan Nadelman

A surreal encounter between man and Bichon ensues in the bucolic setting of a Pacific Northwest forest.

Mnemonics

Directed by Daniela Repas

Using hand-drawn animation, a Bosnian refugee tells a story of her home, which has been logged and kept as drawings

Big Fish and Begonia

Directed by Xuan Liang, Chun Zhan

This beautifully crafted animated adventure, inspired by Chinese myths, takes place in a hidden world ruled by celestial beings. One

Aspirations

Directed by Nathan Sonenfeld

A baby tells its father what it dreams to become in life.

Rocks in My Pockets

Directed by Signe Baumane

Latvian-born, New York-based animator Signe Baumane’s charming film is a witty and moving examination of the director’s battle with depression,

Yearbook

Directed by Bernardo Britto

A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.

Two Ways Down

Directed by Laura Heit

Fantastical creatures float in and out of space, destined for a hellish final destination.

Lake Beast

Directed by Vance Reeser

A childhood vision compels a man to explore the bottom of a toxic lake.

Infinity Hotel

Directed by Neely Goniodsky

An animated tale about a hotel with an infinite number of rooms where all guests (except one) shift up a