Diversity of Magic

This collection of diverse international, animated, documentary, and live-action shorts opens the cinematic doors to the real life joys and dilemas facing today's youth. Playful, poetic and powerful, these stories will pull you all the way in to their wonderous worlds. Select directors will be in attendance for a brief Q&A post-screening.

Mia and the Minotaur

Eight-year-old Mia loves it when her brother Levin reads stories to her, like the one about the horrible Minotaur, the creature with a human body and the head of a bull. Then suddenly, she is no longer allowed to see Levin because of his addiction – or so her mum says. But Mia doesn’t understand and lets Levin into their apartment secretly. Suddenly he starts behaving very differently…This short drama, which includes some imaginative animated sequences, is about a young girl’s helplessness as her older brother’s life becomes more and more dominated by his drug addiction.

RATING: PG (Drug use; coarse language)

LANGUAGE: German with English subtitles

length: 
35min
screens: 
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 13:15

A Different Perspective

A visit from an alien life form results in a change of perspective in more ways than one.

RATING: G (Violence)

length: 
2min
screens: 
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 13:15

Sayonara

A young man named Charles, who has just lost his home, spends one last day with his best friend, a sea turtle, before saying goodbye and moving on.  Eric Bates' website is an outlet for his thoughts, creative ideas, and work.

RATING: G

 

length: 
4min
screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 20:30
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 10:00
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:45
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 13:15

The Country of Wolves

 In this traditional Inuit story, two brothers find themselves adrift on broken sea ice while out hunting for seal. They drift in the darkness for many days, until the ice they are on settles on the shore of a strange and distant land--a land where men can shape-shift into wolves and music and merriment can be the sounds of danger. Quickly the brothers realize that in the Country of Wolves, nothing is what it seems.

RATING: G (Violence)

length: 
12min
screens: 
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 01:15

Trixi Goes To The Moving Pictures

Trixi, mascot of the ITFS Festival in Stuttgart, Germany, is celebrated in this fun, colorful short!  Made as part of the Crazy Horse Competition 2012, participants had 48 hours to create and complete a short piece of animation.

RATING: G

length: 
2min
screens: 
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 01:15

Thank You

A snow golem is attacked in the forest by his species' mortal enemy, a pack of fire wolves, who accidentally leave a cub behind after their retreat. The golem's solitary life is then thrown comically into chaos as he attempts to care for the cub while fighting danger to reunite the cub with its family. The film is directed by Pendleton Ward, the creator of Cartoon Network's hit animated show, Adventure Time and storyboard artist, Tom Herpich.

RATING: G (Violence)

length: 
11min
screens: 
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 01:15

From Point A to Point Z

These people are so excited to be able to move in such amazing ways from the letter A to the letter Z.

RATING: G (Violence)

length: 
5min
screens: 
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 01:15

Bald Guy

A young man comes home to his parents with an important announcement, setting the stage for a fun musical set in the streets of a small Norwegian town.

RATING: G

LANGUAGE: Norwegian with English susbtitles

length: 
12min
screens: 
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 01:15

How To Eat Your Apple

This surrealistic animation short shows human nature and it’s essence in the circle of life.

RATING: G

length: 
2min
screens: 
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 01:15
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