LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 25
MONDAY - JULY 30 - 1:00 PM

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My Moon

Animation / USA / 8 min.

A relationship between three celestial bodies; a romance

between Earth, Moon, and Sun.

Director: Eusong Lee
Producer: Sarah Kambara
Writer: Eusong Lee
Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy

Animation / USA / 4 min.

Professor Hershel Layton solved mysteries all over the

world, but at present, his whereabouts are in question.

Katrielle Layton, his spirited daughter, is a gentlewomanly

chip off the old block, albeit a deeply concerned one. She

scours England high and low for her dad, and

simultaneously accepts the responsibility of his abandoned

case load.

Director: Akihiro Hino
Producer: Yukari Hayakawa, Marlene Sharp
Writer: Akihiro Hino
Make it Soul

Animation / France / 15 min.

Chicago, winter 1965. The Regal Theater hosts

James Brown and Solomon Burke, two monuments of

Soul music.Backstage, everyone's under pressure.

But in 1960s America, both men know their music

has unexpected powers.

Director: Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo
Producer: Amaury Ovise (Kazak Productions)
Writer: Nicolas Pleskof, Amaury Ovise, Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo
 
Cast: Lee Fields, Avant Strangel, China
Hearth and Home

Animation / USA / 6 min.

Harth Stonebrew's Tavern is a special place. If you strolled among the packed tables and

raucous laughter on a busy night, you'd

overhear stories of exhausting travel and

perilous adventure and of lucky voyagers

somehow finding the tavern just when they

needed it the most.

Director: Jeramiah Johnson
Producer: Taka Yasuda
Writer: Jeramiah Johnson
 
Cast: , ,
The Fancies - The Beach

Animation / USA / 3 min.

Long ago, happy fungus brothers Seth and Pascal

explore young Earth with friends–seeing new places

and solving old problems.

Director: Stephen P. Neary
Producer: Scott Malchus, Nate Funaro
Writer: Stephen P. Neary
New Shores

Animation / Austria / 11 min.

A lighthouse keeper's surprising discovery pulls

him out of his monotonous, daily routine and takes him onto a journey into uncharted territory.

Director: Alexander Mair
Producer: Alexander Mair
Writer: Alexander Mair
 
Cast: , ,
Jeom

Action/Adventure / USA / 4 min.

A strange and wonderful story about a special connection between father and son.





Director: Kangmin Kim
Producer: Jason Milov
Weekends

Animation / Canada / 15 min.

"Weekends" is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand animated film set in 1980's Toronto.





Director: Trevor Jimenez
Producer: Jeremy Slome
Bird Karma

Animation / USA / 5 min.

A long legged bird tries over and over again to catch a colorful fish in a pond.





Director: Salazar William
Producer: Jeff Hermann
Rise and Shine

Animation / USA / 10 min.

In "Rise and Shine", Mei wakes up years after being cryogenically frozen to find that Overwatch has been disbanded, the world is very different than the one she knows, and that she is the last surviving scientist at Ecopoint: Antarctica. With limited resources and time, Mei must use science...





Director: Ben Dai
Producer: Kevin VanderJagt
Writer: Andrew Robinson
Sonic Mania Adventures

Animation / USA / 3 min.

Sonic has just arrived back after the events of Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces, but something is already amiss. What are the huge holes being dug in the ground? And why is Eggman already capturing more animals? The story begins here, with the first of five parts in: "Sonic Returns"!

Director: Tyson Hesse
Producer: Yukio Kusumoto
Writer: Tyson Hesse
Bilby

Animation / USA / 8 min.

In the deadly desert of Australia, a lonesome Bilby finds himself tied with a helpless baby bird.





Director: JP Sans, Liron Topaz, Pierre Perifel
Producer: Jeff Hermann, Kelly Cooney
Blind Mice

Animation / USA / 9 min.

An ex-con gets wrapped up in a con within a con.





Director: Nicholas D'Agostino
Producer: Nicholas D'Agostino, Courtney Azzara
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