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This short experimental film mixes the use of 35mm film, digital video, and animation, this documentary becomes the dream of an artist from Brooklyn, Isaiah Zagar, who recalls his memories with his mother as they enjoyed the surf and sand of Coney Island. | Read MoreDocumentary and Animation
Nearly 15 years in the making, Chris Sullivan's Consuming Spirits is a meticulously constructed tour de force of experimental animation. Shooting frame by frame in 16mm, Sullivan seamlessly blends together a range of techniques into a distinct, signature visual style. In the process, he constructs a hypnotic, layered narrative, a suspenseful gothic tale that tracks the intertwined lives of three kindred spirits working at a local newspaper in a Midwestern rust belt town. | Read MoreAnimation
With a single cartridge of Super-8, Taylor Dunne captures her mother’s last visit to her garden. Her body is seen slowly dissolving towards illumination, while her image is forever immortalized in light and silver. The title is borrowed from the Penobscot creation myth of the first woman, The Corn and Tobacco Mother. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary, Animation
Everyone's nightmare visit to the dentist becomes a reality in this film by Signe Baumane, who has collaborated with Bill Plympton on numerous films. She is also a New York Foundation for the Arts Film Fellow and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. | Read MoreAnimation
A mini-essay on motion, image tracking and mapping in an explicitly digital form, Depart moves through various modes of software and internet aesthetics to frame images of sublime landscapes and flying vehicles. Set to a score of air traffic control radios, transportation ambience and ominous drones, the accumulating layers of found, manufactured and self-shot footage—plus a swarm of digitally animated fireflies—ease into an ambivalent co-existence. | Read MoreDocumentary, Animation, Science Fiction
Meet a worm not that differen from you or me, except his head looks a lot like his tail! This hysterical journal about the daily doings and hidden world of a lovable underground dweller will delight audiences young and old. | Read MoreAnimation
Dorme (meaning "sleep") takes us on a magical journey into the world of dreams, that mystical place our spirits go to play when our bodies go to sleep at night. A beautiful and mesmerizing fantasy film, Dorme is a celebration of the sub-conscious mind, an artistic feast for the eyes and an escape for the soul. Told without the use of words, this universal story is about a boy lulled to sleep by a captivating melody only to begin his adventure of transformation and discovery. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Animation