Sunday, October 18 @ 6:00 PM (90 min + filmmaker Q&A)
Ridgefield Theater Barn
37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield
Germany - Animated Short (5:00)
Director - Valentin Riedl, Frederic Schuld
As a child, Carlotta didn’t recognize people’s faces. She doesn’t even see her own face. Years later, she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit of her brain. It is art that finally offers her a way to finally recognize herself.
Czech Republic - Animated Short (14:50)
Director - Daria Kashcheeva
Should you hide your pain? Close yourself inside your inner world, full of longing for your father’s love and its displays? Or should you understand and forgive before it’s too late?
GROWN UP MAN
France - Animated Short (1:36)
Diretor - Noemie Blondel
In this brief animated short, a man celebrates his newfound acceptance of himself and his inner and outer beauty.
France - Animated Short (1:34)
Director - ILLOGIC
Deep into a forest, a gathering of wild animals start a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.
Brazil - Animated Short (16:28)
Director - Gustavo Ribeiro
John, unable to understand the illness that drives his grandfather between the past and present states, stumbles upon an old photo album. John lets the photos guide his imagination, transforming his grandpa’s memories into drawing interpretations and consequently reshapes their relationship.
ONE AFTER ANOTHER
France - Animated Short (12:56)
Director - Nicolas Pegon
A documentary on the every day life of Grant Sabin, a young talent of the American Blues.
OUT OF LEFT FIELD
USA - Animated Short, Student (1:59)
Director - Owen Boyle
Out of Left Field follows a father and son’s efforts to connect over a game of catch. However, the son’s obsession with his phone gets in the way. Follow the son’s inner journey as he decides whether to choose his obsession or be present in the moment with someone who cares about him.
ROBERT THE ROBOT
UK - Family Friendly Animated Short (4:00)
Director - Jonathan Irwin
In the near future, the problem of domestic chores will be solved by artificially intelligent cleaning droids. Every home will have at least one. This short tells the story of an old cleaning droid, as he passes a boring Tuesday alone in an empty house, waiting for his owners to return.
THE OPPOSITES GAME
USA - Animated Short (4:45)
Director - Anna Samo, Lisa La Bracio
A classroom erupts into a war of words as students grapple with a seemingly simple prompt: what is the opposite of a gun?
Canada - Animated Short (11:23)
Directors - Pascal Blanchet, Rodolphe Saint-Gelais
After Catherine’s fatal car accident, she speaks from the beyond to her grieving husband, Philip, who must endure the family ritual of the funeral. The Procession is an elegant poem in black, white, and pink that shows us how, despite the pressure to keep up appearances, love finds a way.
UNCLE THOMAS: ACCOUNTING FOR THE DAYS
Canada - Animated Short (13:00)
Director - Regina Pessoa
Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days is about the special relationship between Regina Pessoa and her uncle. This film is a testament to her love for this eccentric, who was an artistic inspiration and played a key role in her becoming a filmmaker. A moving tribute to a poet of the everyday.