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.

Most Viewed
Most Commented

Mark Mckeown | United Kingdom | 2015 | 4 m ACEDIA: A State of torpor Unconcerned with your condition or position. A Malaise An experimental, musical, animated short video. A surrealistic, semi-autobiographical musical journey through a young man’s troubled mind unreeling in a mysterious, expressionistic city. Surrealistic/expressionistic in tone, ACEDIA fuses 2D and 3D techniques stills and… Read more »

Where R U From

Junghyun Park | United States | Production Year | 2 m WhereRUFrom(2016) is a self-portrait of the artist’s origins, her true beginning. Curiosity about childbirth and chromosomal sex determination inspired the project’s narrative. Consider that a man has two distinct chromosomes: X and Y, while a woman has 2 chromosomes that are the same: X… Read more »

Eddy the Circus Elephant—A Fairy Tale ( Zoukun to Koorogikun)

Suisei Hoshii | Japan | 2016 | 8 m The fun circus show is about to begin. The highlight is Eddy the Elephant’s Smoke Show. All of the spectators are very excited. One day, Eddy the elephant falls ill. No longer able to perform the Smoke Show, he reaches the verge of being kicked out of the circus…. Read more »


Réka Bucsi | Hungary | 2016 | 14 m LOVE is a short film describing affection in 3 different chapters, through an impact on a distant solar system. Abstract haiku-like situations reveal the change in atmosphere on one planet, caused by the change of gravity and light. This pulsing planet makes the inhabitants become one… Read more »

La Soup (The Soup)

Nicos Synnos | Cyprus | 2016 | 11 m A man has two chickens. When one chicken gets ill the man kills the healthy chicken to make a soup for the ill. This is a story that inverts our stories about priorities and superiorities…. and scratches at the thin line between love, life and nonsense…. Read more »


Alex Bernas | United Kingdom | 2016 | 3 m Going out on the town can make you lose your head Viewing Instructions


Leftchannel | United States | 2016 | 1 m Who disturbs my slumber? Viewing Instructions

The Odd Funeral

Felix Swahn | Sweden | 2016 | 13 m Swedish with English Subtitles An old woman, a grandma is dying. She wishes to have her ashes spread in the Tatra mountains, the best place of her youth. Her wish is the beginning of an odd road movie to find a good spot for grandma after death…. Read more »


Pengpeng Du | China | 2015 | 4 m Life is liberty in a CAGE. CAGE represents a situation that is filled with a lot of constraints, or a habit or an addiction that is hard to get rid of. This project is to present a Chinese cultural and traditional visual style to audiences. On the other… Read more »


Jonathan Rochier | France | 2016 | 20 m French with English Subtitles Facebook Abandoned by his mother, Antoine finds love in the arms of Fantoche, a wooden puppet. Isolated in his shed where he makes dolls, hallucinations invade him ; slaughterhouses become womb and life appears in oak skins…