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Animex Awards Student Shorts 4 - Schools Focus

This screening contains the following short films:

Starlight Starlight

Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong, Shir Wen Sun, Tam King, Yu Ueda, USA, 03:51, 2014

Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, USA

Crowds of humans are mesmerised by the glowing screens of the Starlight Drive-In on summer evenings. An atmospheric 2D animation documents the last remaining drive-in theater in Atlanta, as seen through the eyes of a stray cat.



Halcyon-17 Halcyon-17

Jeff MacDonald, Colin Wheeler, Jenna Zona, USA, 02:14, 2013

Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, USA

As cherry blossoms fall and Mars swallows the reddening sky, Goddard climbs the tree’s branches to reach the crimson planet, straining towards deepest space. Weeks turn into years in his quest and dreams born from halcyon days.



Thundercluck Thundercluck

Paul A. Tillery IV, USA, 03:14, 2014

Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, USA

'The tales of Norse mythology abound with gods and thunder… some stories have been lost in time to mystery and wonder…' Thus unfolds the story of Thundercluck, the viking chicken half-mortal and half-god, told in a 2D cut-out style.



I M Possible I M Possible

Prasad Narse, USA, 04:33, 2014

Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, USA

Match winner Christopher has spent a year in a wheelchair after a disastrous accident and he is determined to play basketball again. The cgi animation conveys the gruelling challenge.



Sweet Revenge Sweet Revenge

Jonathan Kline, USA, 03:29, 2014

Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, USA

Film noir style 2D animation narrated by Detective Toby Larone, an overworked detective made out of chocolate, sketching out his bittersweet tale of comical investigations.



The Alligator The Alligator

Alexandra Barsky, USA, 02:21, 2013

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

A slightly creepy and surreal 2D animation about two subhuman creatures trapped in an old swamphouse, tormented by the alligator that haunts the waters outside.



The Wild Wild Test The Wild Wild Test

Jeff Bryson, USA, 03:32, 2013

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Cgi animation in a colourful setting about a senile old man who re-takes his driving test but thinks he is in a western film the whole time.



Stranded Stranded

Donia Liechti, Vicky Penzes, USA, 02:24, 2013

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Cgi animation about Ted’s strategies of survival while shipwrecked on an island until a slow-witted seagull determines his comical fate.



Marcel Marcel

Eric Cunha, Seung Sung, USA, 02:55, 2013

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Cgi animation where two thieves, Marcel and Victor, are sneaking around a museum at night and see a fancy moustache on display. Amidst their battle to acquire it there is an unlikely hero to save the day.



Lightning Larry Lightning Larry

Dan Solomon, Akira Hyun, USA, 03:07, 2013

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Cgi Lightning Larry makes it to class in the nick of time but it was a fast paced, colourful and turbulent commute to school.



Monster Monster

Stephanie Lin, Thomas Skek, USA, 02:08, 2014

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

In this cgi animation in bold colours a boy’s imagination takes hold as he gets chased by a monster. As fear takes over it sends him on a surprising journey.



Puggums Puggums

Shane Simpson, MontaQue Ruffin, USA, 03:11, 2013

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Cgi animation telling a haunting moral tale about an orphan boy. Puggums encounters trials and hardships in the midst of winter in his quest to find a family and faces the darkest hours before dawn.



Spacebound Spacebound

Ellen Su, Kyle Moy, USA, 02:48, 2013

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

In the form of a children's story this cgi animation is about a young boy and his dog companion who embark on one last adventure together as astronauts.



92 Dreamin 92 Dreamin

Escarla Abreu, Mikheal Villegas, USA, 03:35, 2014

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

A visual effects piece set in Brooklyn, where a teenage skateboarder enters a parallel digital universe, a place made entirely of skateboard dreams.



Glitch Glitch

Dae Yoon Kang, Sebastien Boulange, USA, 04:12, 2014

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

A visual effects piece in which an elaborate machine teleports Andy to a virtual soccer game but his know-nothing roommate causes a catastrophic glitch in the system.



Genesis Genesis

Diana Kim, Tori Buenger, USA, 03:26, 2014

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Visual effects conveying the theme of cosmic rebirth - from the death of stars to the creation of the universe.



Nexus Nexus

Briana Franceschini, Ho Kwan Au, USA, 01:45, 2014

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Through cgi animation and visual effects, Nexus explores the world of connections linking creatures in the animal kingdom and via the most primal form of connections - predator and prey.



Nostalgia Nostalgia

Nick Constandy , USA, 04:25, 2014

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Live action and visual effects convey the desolate existence of a young man who roams a destroyed post apocalyptic Earth.



Brother Brother

Sari Rodrig, USA, 02:57, 2012

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

In this cgi animation, a humanoid robot has just one job which is to build. As he fails repeatedly, his emotions start to get in the way. He realises this was just the thing he needed and learns to put his heart into creating successful pieces.



Still I breathe Still I breathe

Sang Ho Lee, Zachary Lydon, USA, 02:57, 2012

School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Highly accomplished 2D animation tells an intriguing story of Quentin Owens whose unique understanding of mathematics allows him to calculate the precise moment of his own death. Realising he has little time left, he pursues his dream to be a steamboat captain by converting his riverside cabin to a steamboat.



Something Has Happened Something Has Happened

Kara Sankus, USA, 04:00, 2014

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA

A stylised inventive 2D animation exploring ‘a feeling of wiry nervousness or unease typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.’ One day viewed as three short, intense glimpses of what it is to live with acute anxiety.



Yule Lads Yule Lads

Shannon Connor, USA, 04:00, 2014

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA

An Icelandic folktale is told through drawn animation in slightly sinister tone. On Christmas Ever, fairytale characters visit the native villages to distribute Christmas rewards and punishments.



Midnight Snack Midnight Snack

David Romero, USA, 05:00, 2014

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA

Horror themed 2D animation where a homeless man seeks shelter in an abandoned building. Hungry for some food, he finds that something terrifying hungers for him instead.




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