FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: April 11

Ahco on the Road

Soyeon Kim USA 2013 9min

This rich and inspired nature documentary tells the story of a baby elephant who is on a journey to find her way home after being separated from her mother.

No dialogue.

Soyeon Kim is filmmaker, illustrator, and educator. Soyeon was born in Seoul, Korea. While she majored painting at college, she developed an interest in moving images, which naturally led her to the world of animation and media arts. Soyeon has been producing independent films since 1993, as well as working on a broad range of projects in the world of advertising and film production as a director, art director, designer, and animator. Her work is visually strong and experimental, with an emphasis on nature. She loves to create various styles and textures, using different painting/mixed media techniques for both her films and artwork. Her independent films and commissioned works have been screened in over 300 film festivals worldwide.

Crow's Nests

Elisa Chee Canada 2014 4min

When change fiercely storms the city, a weary bird is forced to search for a new form of home.

No dialogue.

Director Elisa Chee will be in attendance.

 

Hedgehogs and the City

Evalds Lacis Latvia 2013 10min

They paved paradise and built a city—what are the forest animals to do? They’ll work together to show the humans who’s really in charge!

No dialogue.

Website

Evalds Lacis is born in Riga, Latvia. He graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture as cameraman and currently works as a director of photography at Film Studio AB. He made his debut as director with The New Species (2008), which premiered at Berlin and was a runner-up at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. His other short films are Ice Master (2009) and Hedgehogs and The City (2013).

Monsters

John Martz Canada 2012 1min

These dapper, dancing robots show off their moves and grooves in this catchy animated music video that’s sure to get your feet tapping.

No dialogue.

John Martz is a Toronto-based cartoonist and illustrator. His illustrated take on the news of the week can be seen regularly in the Focus section of The Globe and Mail. He is the illustrator of the children's books Dear Flyary by Diane Young and, most recently, the picture book adaptation of Abbott and Costello's classic routine Who's on First?. He has been nominated twice for a Doug Wright Award for Canadian cartooning.

Not Over

Toru Hayai Japan 2012 2min

A giant stuffed bear travels the world to reach its goal. The finish line finally comes into sight, but the bear soon learns that it is “not over, till it’s over.”

No dialogue

 

Rising Hope

Milen Vitanov Germany 2012 10min

Rising Hope, who used to be the fastest horse in the world, inexplicably becomes the slowest. It takes a new friend and new view to find his feet again.

No dialogue.

Silent Voices

David O'Brien Canada 2012 8min

This animated film mashes up a digital and natural world in a montage of conflicting environments. A study of a man’s idle and apathetic attitude towards the environment could cost him the right to speak up in the wake of a real disaster. Will he find his voice before it’s too late?

No dialogue.

Snap!

Thomas G. Murphy, Hilere Belgium, United Kingdom 2012 6min

Snap, a hungry young water haggis, feels forlorn when he can’t snag as many fish as his bigger brothers, but his fortunes take a tongue-in-cheek turn for the tasty when he learns new tricks from an unlikely friend. If you ever wanted to have the strongest tongue in the whole world, this film will show you how.

No dialogue.