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Animated Shorts

Animated Shorts
Animation, Short | 2023 | NR. 1hr 33min
Closed Captioning CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL 2023

Some films in this package are intended for mature audiences.

Miniature Garden | Japan | 7 | Kannosuke Enomoto | What is the relationship between humans, domesticated pigs, and silkworms? As far as silkworms are concerned, they can never live again without human help. Do people think this fact is cruel? Perhaps they are just addicted to its touch. I wonder what the pigs who are watching them think about it.

Welcome to 8th Street | United States | 7 | Yoo Lee | As newcomers attempt to settle into their New Jersey neighborhood on 8th Street, some odd encounters make them question their decision to move. However, that changes when a wild turkey shows up on their block.

The Roaring of the Carabao | United States | 8 | Angeline Marie Michael Meitzler | Born in the United States, a daughters visits the Philippines for the first time. On the night of her arrival to her mother's homeland, a volcano erupts. Mesmerized by the land's turbulence, she wanders through the past, the present, and the hereafter following the glow of an ember.

Regular Rabbit | Ireland | 8 | Eoin Duffy | With story and visuals purposefully separated, a Regular Rabbit battles a comically absurd onslaught of disinformation. He is not the nightmare being told. He is as shown, a regular ol' stupid rabbit doing his usual rabbit stuff! The narrator is full of s#!t!! How is this so hard to believe?! Fake news!! Where's the evidence?! Agh!!! He is nothing more than a Regular Rabbit!

Well Wishes My Love Your Love | Sweden, Malaysia | 9 | Gabriel Gabriel Garble | Newly orphaned and freshly wounded from a loss, a boy lends his companion a prosthetic arm for the day. The companion would then expose the prosthetic limb to different textures and materials, documenting the process. As the moon inches closer and closer towards the sun, the companion sees something unusual reflected on the water's surface... What will become of the limb, and of the video recordings?

Nobody | United States | 4 | Mingyuan Li | A woman comes to Paris, France seeking chances of making money to support her struggling family in China. And her fate has since been rewritten.

Rosemary A.D. (After Dad) | United States | 10 | Ethan Barrett | As he cradles his newborn, a father wonders if his daughter would be better off without him and imagines her life once he is gone. Completely hand-drawn with crayons.

The Old Young Crow | Japan, United States | 12 | Liam LoPinto | Mehrdad, now an old man, reflects on his time as a boy in Tokyo through his old childhood sketchbook. He recalls his encounter with an elderly Japanese woman named Chiyo at a graveyard near his elementary school.

Luce and the Rock | Belgium | 13 | Britt Raes | One day, out of nowhere, a giant Rock lays in the middle of the peaceful little village where Luce lives. The villagers can't even open the door to their houses anymore! Luce is angry: go away Rock, you don't belong here! And why are you here anyway?

Europe by bidon | France | 15 | Samuel Albaric, Thomas Trichet | Biodun is nigerian. In this animated documentary, he tells the story of his journey on foot from Lagos to Paris, how he survives with a container, a "bidon" and thanks of his courage. ..With his amazing patter, he transforms the events into extraordinary adventures.

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