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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Brian Ng | United States | 2019 | 2:40 24 is an experimental documentary and animated retrospective of a young man born between different cultures, it depicts moments of memory through short vignettes of the past; Alongside an evolving abstracted animation that grows in complexity. The film tackles issues of culture, memory and trauma through… Read more »

Hunt or Be Hunted

Ryan Kovar | United States | 2016 | 7:24 Website A young hunter learns the hard way that nature is full of surprises.

Cupid & Psyche Against the Black Horde

Silvia De Gennaro | Italy | 2019 | 8:10 Will Empathy and Culture succeed to defeat the Black Horde that is conquering the planet? Writer Silvia De Gennaro Producer Silvia De Gennaro

North. A Journey of WH Von Dönersmarck

Frédéric Roussel | Belgium | 2018 | 3:45 The last moments of the count WH von Dönersmarck, who, sent in embassy to the North, left Port-Bismuth and spent several months in the frozen wilderness, before reaching his goal, the station KN-810. Writer Frédéric Roussel

Mni Wiconi: Water Is Life

Miguel Antonio Genz, Jeremias Galante | United States | 2018 | 2:44 A short film on the environment and how the fossil fuel industry is affecting climate change. It’s a black and white hand drawn film dedicated to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Dakota Territory. The main theme is about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The… Read more »

Invisible

Ferreristico | Brazil | 2019 | 3:51 Website | Facebook | Twitter Death watches chaos through its television screen. All the rockstars that had lived long enough, show they can still shake bones in an after party. The real party begins after all ends. Until it is time to do something about it. Writer Ferreristico… Read more »

Deciduous Impotence

Martha Campbell | United States | 2018 | 5:00 A stop motion video about the futility of life. Writer Martha Campbell

Cuban Queens

Warren Bass | United States | 2018 | 7:10 “Cuban Queens” is an experimental animation that rhythmically constructs, de-constructs and explores ninety-nine evolving images of Havana’s street divas.  The production is a collaboration by Warren Bass (direction, animation and music), Lowell Boston (additional animation), and artist Liz Goldberg (original graphics, sketched in the streets of… Read more »

Temptation of Saint Francis

Johnnie Semerad | United States | 2018 | 6:02 Two ill matched garden statues fall in love in this animated exploration of the battle between spiritual enlightenment and physical desires that we all go through. An imaginative take on what happens in your garden when you’re not looking. Cast Peter Baker Writer Johnnie Semerad Producer… Read more »

A Tale of a Sassy Little Girl

Francesca Nobili | United States | 2017 | 2:40 Website On Halloween night, a little girl receives a spooky visit. Writer Francesca Nobili Producer Francesca Nobili