ANIMATION SHORT FILMS

ANIMATION SHORT FILMS

A collection of the best animated short films from around the world today.

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ANIMATION SHORT FILMS
  • PASSAGE short film, 2min., Australia, Animation/Experimental

    A surreal and expressionistic animation. A painted female figure steps through a doorway, undergoing a surreal exploration of body and identity, whilst being confronted with distortions of herself. Digitally painted frame by frame animation.

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  • Yours Faithfully Edna Welthorpe (Mrs) short film, 5min., UK, Comedy/LGBTQ+

    Multi award winning and BAFTA nominated director Chris Shepherd (Dad's Dead, The Ringer) directs a short animation in tribute to Joe Orton (Entertaining Mr Sloane, Loot) to mark the 50th anniversary of his death. Voiced by Alison Steadman (Gavin and Stacey, Abigail's Party) and Robin Sebastian (H...

  • PLASTICPOEMS short film, 2min., Canada, Animation/Experimental

    Two concrete poems come to life via animated text and sound in this short unnarrated video based on Fiona Tinwei Lam's visual poems about marine plastic pollution.

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    Directed by Fiona Tinwei Lam

    Animation: Nhat Truong

    Sound Design: Tinjun Niu

    Director Statement
    Each po...

  • MOMENTS IN PARADISE short film, 1min., Switzerland, Animation

    Plants are growing in paradise; one of them nicer, more beautiful and taller than all the other and provoke a disciplinary action. Against all odds has consequences even in paradise.

    Directed by bellopropello

  • FINALLY, I FOUND YOU short film, 4min., Animation/Environmental

    A tiny roly-poly called Bobo didn't go back home last night. His morning stroll is full of surprises and makes him have nightmares. Finally, he is with his good friend, Tomo, the worm.

    Directed by Young Son

  • MALAKOUT short film, 11min., Iran, Animation/Horror

    A piano player tries to bring his wife back to life, but the deal awakens the devil inside him.

    Writer/Director:
    Farnoosh Abedi

  • LOS ABCs: ¡Que vivan los muertos!, 5min., USA, Animation/Comedy

    Do you remember your ABCs? We think you do. Sing along with this group of animated Mariachi social documentarians who will guide you through imperial history that will make you laugh, cry, and wonder why. Crew Written and Directed by John Jota Leaños Art Direction Sean Levon Nash Animation and Te...

  • FRONTERA!, 12min., USA, Animation/Fantasy

    The Pueblo Revolt had to happen. Life was out of balance. Drought, hunger, colonial violence and religious persecution brought indigenous societies of New Mexico to the brink of collapse. The Pueblo people orchestrated the unthinkable: a pan-Indian uprising successfully expelling the Spanish occu...

  • DNN: DEAD NEWS NETWORK, 20min., USA, Animation/Sci-Fi

    DNN: Dead News Network
    Unfair and unbalanced! Dead News Network keeps you informed of bone-breaking news from the other side. Peter Deadings, Burt Donasque Dontatella and Sister Wendy bring you 24/7 news reports from the frontlines on the War on Errorism, the Million Muerto March and the Heist of...

  • THE SHIFT short film, 7min,. Sweden, Animation/Sci-Fi

    Many years ago tech giants lost control of AI robotic technology.
    By kidnapping and monitoring newborns, the Ai robots are now trying to master the one thing they have yet to understand…

    Creativity.

    The film starts with a kidnapped human baby boy. We see two of the AI droids implanting iris sur...

  • 2020, 1min., Canada, Animation/Comedy

    A short animated film about what it was like to live through the unrelenting world-wide disaster that was the year 2020.

    Directed by JC Little

    Music: Apache Tomcat

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  • I AM ODD short film, 4min., UK, Animation/Black & White

    Benjamin Giroux, a 10 year old autistic boy from New York, wrote a poem called "I Am Odd" for a school project. The poem went viral and It inspired this song using Ben's lyrics. A talented young 2D animator, Rory Russell, was approached to tell Ben's story in a simple animated music video to help...

  • HALLOWSTIDE short film, 4min., USA, Animation/Experimental

    Dreamy, haunting forms transform, then ascend into a new spiritual world.

    Writer/Director: Steve Socki

    Music/Sound: Gary Chang

    Director Statement
    Steve Socki Aritst’s Statement Oct 2017

    "Hallowstide" is a non-narrative animated film; it is intended to be viewed as a visual poem. I was inspire...

  • THE RETURN short film, 19min. Turkey, Documentary

    The story telling the journey of the 3rd and 5th generation women from a family who had to leave the country because of the population exchange between Turkey and Greece. Will they be able to take their families’ soil from their graves to their homeland, Kavala?

    Directed by Nesli Ozalp Tuncer

    D...

  • Tumbling Towards Home, 14min., USA, Animation/Documentary

    Tumbling Towards Home is a coming of age story about Malcolm Adams, an Irish immigrant who moves to New York in 1989 to study acting under Alan Langdon. He works through the grief from the loss of his mother and his friend Philip Seymour Hoffman. This leads to his decision of where to put his hat...

  • THE PECULIAR ADVENTURES OF WILLOW B. STAR, 11min., Animation/Crime

    Gravelsville, USA is a magnet for the most comically twisted villains the world has ever seen. Ancient legends, scientific theories, and even the laws of nature are employed in their diabolically dark plots. Evil lurks around every corner. And only the sarcastic, fourth wall breaking, super-sleut...

  • GRUF & ME, 9min., Israel, Live Action/Animation

    Gruf is a graffiti character that comes to life in animation. Gruf falls in love with the street artist who created him. He desperately tries to find her in the shabby streets of Tel Aviv and discovers that inter-dimensional love is not easy.

  • BIRDS OF A FEATHER, 3min., Australia, Animation/Experimental

    Set in a rainy city this film focuses on the scavengers on the street and how the effects of sharing and being greedy can alter one's perspective in life.

    Directed by Richie Valentino

    Director Statement:

    Art offers the ability to express one's inner self.

  • BEHIND THE GLASS, 5min., Canada, Animation/Experimental

    Behind the glass is an animated drama about a man struggling to overcome his own limitations, while facing the rejection of society.

    Written & Directed by Pedro de la Llave

    Director Statement

    Behind the glass is a drama about a man struggling to overcome his own limitations, while facing the r...

  • SPIRIT: A Martian Story, 14min., Sci-Fi, Computer Animation

    NASA sought evidence of life on Mars.

    That search begins with water, and the search for water begins with the study of the rocks and the soil.

    That was the historic mission of the rovers SPIRIT and OPPORTUNITY.

    This is SPIRITS story.

    Directed by Stimson Snead

    Written by Randall Munroe

    Cast:...

  • 5476 MILES, 4min., UK, Animation/Music Video

    A handmade paper stop motion music video that tells the story of a lonely starling waiting for love in an adventure that takes him from land to sky to under the sea.

    Directed by Terry Thomas

    Music by Nigel Thomas

  • A NIGHT WITHOUT, 6min., Israel, Thriller/Animation

    A sleepless father, in danger of losing his sanity, is hopelessly trying to put his crying baby to sleep.

    Director Statement:

    Inspired by the short story "Sleepy" by Anton chekhov, this short film deals with the process of going insane and the awakening of a man's inner demons.

    Writer & Direct...

  • STOP MOTION: THE MAKING OF, 2min., UK, Animation/Comedy

    A glimpse at behind the scenes of the making of stop motion animations with Steve The Test Dummy, and the moments that didn't quite go to plan

    Director Biography - Kessiah Arthur

    A flourishing artist in the practical and creature FX department in feature films, Kessiah enjoys making the weird, ...

  • CHIMICHANGA DAY, 3min., Russia, Animation/Comedy

    Indypolis lived peacefully and quietly until a van with Mexican food appeared in their lives. He turned the life of the inhabitants into a chimichanga day. The film "Groundhog Day" became the basis of this parody-humorous animated musical short film. In addition, you will also take away parodies ...