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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Logan Himango | United States | 00:03:00 | 2021 English Animation Logan Himango Music Max Duggan Sound Design Rashaad Bacchus Alex Romo Limes & Cherries (Ben Bavonese)

Grandma’s Closet

Lisa Maydwell | United States | 00:11:00 | 2021 English Grandma shares stories with her granddaughter Kamilah about historic African American women using the magic in her closet. Co-director Qlogic Entertainment Cast Condra Ridley Ja’Taun T. Durden Kyndall Summers Writer Lisa Maydwell Producers Lisa Maydwell Midnight Black

Her Song

Éabha Bortolozzo | Ireland | 00:06:51 | 2021 English Eve learns of her Grandmother’s harrowing history in a Mother & Baby home. Woven through her past is the mythological and misunderstood figure of the Banshee, whose comforting presence inspires the strength she needs to tell her story. Produced by Radii animation Co-director Jack Kirwan Cast… Read more »

Yellowstone 88 – Song of Fire

Betsy De Fries | United States | 00:05:44 | 2021 English A remembrance of the Yellowstone fire that raged unabated for months engulfing the Park until a winter snow of intense severity extinguished the flames. That winter surviving Fauna exhausted from fire and weakened by hunger fall where standing. The cosmos turns and eventually life… Read more »

The Extinction Of Up

Randy Boyum | United States | 00:05:15 | 2021 English In the near future, when people only recognize each other by their shoes, two boys discuss weird things that are happening in their lives, including a sibling’s accidental weight gain, and a great-grandfather’s bizarre revelations about the past. Cast Randy Boyum Writer Randy Boyum Producer… Read more »

Fowl Crossing

Nancy Snipper | Canada | 00:05:10 | 2021 English When colorful birds from all over the world land at the border crossing of a fictitious country, they get hit with a slew of insults by the two nasty vulture guards, and are denied entry. Prejudice is in the air. A comedic parody on a serious… Read more »

The Sleepening

Will Kingston | United States | 00:07:42 | 2021 English How far will you go for a good night’s sleep? Co-directors AJ Koch Joe Cappa Cast Mandy Groves Chelsea Bell Brian McGee Marty Lindsey Writers Joe Cappa Abigail Seymour AJ Koch Will Kingston Producers Abigail Seymour Amy Kingston Design and Animation Joe Cappa Ed Voorhees… Read more »


Eric Lochstampfor | United States | 00:01:00 | 2021 English A young boy suffers a panic attack when asking out a girl he has a crush on.

Mimi’s Good Night

Jackie Ross | United States | 00:01:35 | 2021 English These children have a hard time going to bed until they fall into their bedtime routine. Sound Design Ian Smith

Bolero Station

Rolf Brönnimann | Switzerland | 00:09:40 | 2021 German The signalman lives on one side of the tracks, the saleswoman on the other. They see each other every day, but it’s not till death comes knocking that they both seize their chance to be together. They do it properly – and it’s enough for a… Read more »