Animation

Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and change by means of the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon. Animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation.

Animation can be recorded with either analogue media, a flip book, motion picture film, video tape, digital media, including formats with animated GIF, Flash animation and digital video. To display animation, a digital camera, computer, or projector are used along with new technologies that are produced.

Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures. Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, 30, or 60 frames per second.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Wild Woman

Vanessa Sweet | United States | 2018 | 3:41 Website | Facebook | Twitter Wild Woman is an animated poem to mankind which invokes current world issues such as drone-strikes and religious persecution in a plea for empathy. Scenes transform and melt as the animator also explores her personal struggle of becoming a mother and… Read more »

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White Lilacs

Alex Bernas | United Kingdom | 2017 | 5:57 Flowers, family, and friends. White Lilacs’ narrative contemplates the balance between individual impulse and the social pressure to conform Producer RCA Animation Staff

Pigtails

Caitlyn Chase | United States | 2018 | 2:58 Website | Facebook A pig in a pet store only wants to be adopted but doesn’t realize he only needs to be himself to do it.

UkeLayla

UkeLayla UCF Film | United States | 2018 | 7:57 Facebook | Twitter Layla, a young girl with a speech disability, has high hopes for her first day of school, but her differences make it difficult to connect to others. Where speech fails, music speaks. Follow Layla and Kiki into a world of music, magic, and… Read more »

L’Homme et le Poisson

Lewis Leon | Canada | 2018 | 4:08 French Set against the backdrop of a vast, frozen tundra; a grizzled fisherman gets his comeuppance from a vindictive, yet familiar fish. Writer Lewis Leon Producer Lewis Leon Jonathon Corbiere

Palomino

Max Salazar | Mexico | 2018 | 5:21 Website Palomino presents a series of impulsive decisions driven by cruelty, justice and a sense of duty. Cast Max Salazar Writer Mathias Ball Producer Max Salazar

Fake News

Joachim Weber | Germany | 2018 | 3:15 Two microprocessors converse in a park, sitting on a bench. This is Willy and Jimmy, two personalized microprocessors. Willy and Jimmy are old microprocessors from 1998 that have been retired for 20 years, growing old, but also slowly becoming senile. Writer Joachim Weber Producer Joachim Weber

Don’t Lose Heart

Christine Arnold | United States | 2018 | 2:29 Facebook Don’t Lose Heart is the story about a young girl on the day of her heart transplant, but her transplant cooler gets lost in transit and must make it back to her before time runs out.

Late Afternoon

Louise Bagnall | Ireland | 2017 | 9:23 Emily finds herself disconnected from the world around her. She drifts back through her memories to relive different moments from her life. Emily must look to her past so that she may fully connect with the present. Cast Fionnula Flanagan Niamh Moyles Lucy O’Connell Michael McGrath Writer… Read more »

HEARsmart – Tinnitus

Samuel Lewis | Australia | 2017 | 2:36 Website | Facebook |  Twitter Writer Samuel Lewis Producer Jane Sewell Cast Eve Gilbert Animator Felix Colrave Samuel Lewis