LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 35
WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 9 - 1:00 PM

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The House of Colors

Animation / USA / 9 min.

A young girl wishes to live inside her favorite television show, but the wondrous trees of La Plata, a mysterious house, and her loving Mother's secret, cause her to change her mind.

Director: Nicolas Villarreal
Producer: Alessandro Squitti, Nicolas Villarreal
Writer: Justina Villarreal, Nicolas Villarreal
 
Cast: Andrea Carballo
Best Fiends Boot Camp

Animation / USA / 4 min.

Ever wonder why the hapless Slugs always lose to the Fiends? Find out in this short animation, as our two favorite slugs, Hank & Roger, go to Boot Camp to train but slowly learn they are being trained to fail!

Director: Augusto Schillaci
Producer: Claudia De La Roca, Andrew Stalbow
Writer: J. Stewart Burns
 
Cast: Pamela Adlon, David Herman, Kate Walsh
Recess

Animation / USA / 3 min.

A young boy deals with his first breakup.

Director: Eddie Mauldin
Producer: Eddie Mauldin
Writer: Eddie Mauldin
 
Cast: Anna Akana, Brodie Reed, Eddie Mauldin
The Wayward Kite

Animation / Taiwan / 8 min.

A little kite breaks its tether, fleeing to the city for a dream. The setbacks and wounds make it grow, change, and realize its real inner goal to fight for.

Director: Yuting Hsueh
Producer: Yaju Hsieh
Writer: Yuting Hsueh
 
Cast: Yuting Hsueh
The Christmas Star

Animation / Singapore / 6 min.

A man searching for the perfect star for his Christmas tree, tried everything to capture the biggest star in the night sky for the perfect Christmas tree! What he finally got, was beyond his wildest dreams!

Director: Wei Kang Samuel Lee
Producer: Lee Ming Anson Ng
Writer: Kee Wei Chew, Charlton Advincula Cordoba
 
Cast: Sau Meng Lei, Sin Kian Chong
Coin Operated

Animation / USA / 5 min.

Becoming a space explorer takes time. And money.

Director: Nicholas Arioli
Producer: Jennifer Dahlman
Writer: Nicholas Arioli
The Head Vanishes

Animation / Canada / 9 min.

Franck Dion's gentle, poetic film invites us to share the journey of an elderly woman living with degenerative dementia, as her confused mind leaves her open to danger.

Director: Franck Dion
Producer: Franck Dion, Richard Van Den Boom, Julie Roy
Writer: Franck Dion
Pagliacci: The imaginary story of a sad clown

Animation / Switzerland / 5 min.

The imaginary story of a sad clown created in stop motion Animation. Narrated by David Suchet.

Director: Alessandro Carnevale
Producer: Alide Galli, Ombretta Galli
Writer: Alessandro Carnevale
 
Cast: David Suchet
Urge

Animation / Belgium / 5 min.

A small ladybug has a great ambition: it wants to reach the sky.

Director: Pieter Coudyzer
Producer: Pieter Coudyzer
Writer: Pieter Coudyzer
Rouff

Animation / Germany / 5 min.

Rouff is sad: He only has three legs and is alone. Then he folds Pete from the paper he is drawn on. This is not only the beginning of a wonderful freindship, but also the meeting of to kinds of animated film - 2D and 3D. Rouff and Pete`s quest for the fourth leg is an adventurous story, not only for children.

Director: Director Collective Wildboar
Producer: Lucia Scharbatke
Writer: Director Collective Wildboar
Wishing Box

Animation / USA / 5 min.

Wishing Box is a short animated film about adventures on the high seas with a silly pirate and his lovely monkey companion. An enchanting and fun story with a message about greed and success, the film will be a piece that viewers of any age will enjoy. This film was completed with the help of 150 young artists from around the world. This massive and talented team ensured that Wishing Box was taken from an enchanting idea to a piece of cinematic magic.

Director: Wenli Zhang, Nan Li
Producer: Wenli Zhang, Lindsay Elgin
Writer: Wenli Zhang
Balcony

Animation / Hungary / 6 min.

Everybody does what they want to. The people in this movie are not sure what to do yet.

Director: David Dell'Edera
Producer: Miklós Kázmér, Zoltán Hidvégi
Writer: David Dell'Edera
Inn

Animation / USA / 4 min.

When a weird-acting girl draws a young man's attention in the inn.

Director: Zion Chen
Producer: Zion Chen
Writer: Zion Chen
Sonic Boom: Just a Guy

Animation / USA / 11 min.

When Sonic the Hedgehog labels Mike the Ox "just a guy," he gets his just desserts... and then some.

Director: Natalys Raut-Sieuzac
Producer: Bill Freiberger, Evan Baily
Writer: Alan Denton, Greg Hahn
 
Cast: Roger Craig Smith, Mike Pollock, Cindy Robinson
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