About This Program
This program is a mix of music videos and short animations from around the world.
Director(s): Sebastian Doringer
Animation, Austria, 2020, 6 min, Color, Student Project - University of Applied Arts of Vienna, Austria
Several patients wait in a doctor's office to hear test results regarding their remaining lifetimes. In most cases, the allotted time is not as long as they had hoped for.
Margaux VOL. 1
Director(s): Daniel Iglesias Jr.
Music Video, USA, 2018, 2 min, Color
A retro magazine comes alive in this exploration of modern iconography. A fashion film starring Margaux The Agency.
Director(s): Nata Metlukh
Animation, USA, 2020, 4 min, Color
A day full of socially awkward moments.
Ruth & Nick: A Confectionery Tale
Director(s): Carter Rostron
Animation, USA, 2021, 6 min, Color, Student Project - Pembroke Hill School, Kansas City, Missouri
This stop-motion animated short tells the bittersweet story of Nick, a piece of candy who falls in love with a girl who seems out of reach. This film was made by 15-year-old Carter Rostron of Kansas City, using cardboard, construction paper, and a bunch of candy.
Great Lakes Connection: From the director: ”I have gone to the Great Lakes region (Ludington, Michigan) every summer of my life, and it's my favorite place in the world. Maybe someday I will make a movie about that, but this movie doesn't really relate to that. But it's about candy, and I'm sure people in the Great Lakes region love candy as much as anyone does!“"
Director(s): Lorenzo Massa
Music Video, Italy, 2021, 4 min, Color
Experimental music video.
Journey With Mr. Mr.
Director(s): Céline Brengou
Animation, France, 2019, 3 min, Color
As landscapes unfold behind the train’s window, thoughts roam freely and the mind wanders. Mister and Mister discourse.
Behind the Glass
Director(s): Pedro de la Llave
Narrative Short, Spain, 2021, 5 min, Color
Mario thinks he is in control. He thinks he knows what he is doing, and he looks down to the people on the other side of the glass. But what Mario doesn't know is that the glass itself is not on his side.
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I Have No Home
Director(s): Volodymyr Vlasenko
Music Video, Ukraine, 2019, 3 min, Color
A young boy is traveling with his imaginary friends in search of the way home. Will he find a place to stay or is the journey the meaning of life for him now?
How My Grandmother Became A Chair
Director(s): Nicolas Fattouh
Animation, Lebanon, 2020, 10 min, Color
An aging grandmother loses her five senses, one after the other, before finally becoming a wooden chair. Throughout her transformation, she realizes that her housekeeper is not the wild animal she once thought she was, but the caring and loyal family member she was sadly lacking. A poignant story about illness and growing old which employs imagination and metaphor to show the difficult and painful process of departing.
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Director(s): Gus Kearns, Giulia Marcolini
Animation, UK, 2018, 1 min, Color
A civilized horse gets more than he bargained for after opening his morning newspaper.
Fog and Smoke
Director(s): Nathanael Draper
Music Video, Canada, 2021, 6 min, Color
A man is trapped inside and pestered by someone who only wants to party while he's just trying to get through the day.
Great Lakes Connection: The film was shot in Toronto.
Once There Was a Girl
Director(s): Deb Ethier
Animation, Canada, 2020, 4 min, Color
Why do stories we read as children stay with us through our lives and become broken bits of dreams and jumbled images from fairy tales that are always in the back of our minds?
Great Lakes Connection: The film's creator lives and works in southern Ontario, on the shores of the Detroit River where it empties into Lake Erie.
Director(s): Nicole Rinaldi
Music Video, USA, 2021, 3 min, Color
Animated music video for the single Angel. Artist: Nowey.
Great Lakes Connection: The filmmaker is from, and the film was created in, New York.
Director(s): Jon Calvo
Animation, Spain, 2021, 3 min, Color
The adventures of a little furry being as he tries to discover his mission in the world.
Painting by Numbers
Director(s): Radheya Jegatheva
Animation, Australia, 2021, 4 min, Color, Student Project - Curtin University, Bentley, Perth, Western Australia
In a mysterious gallery imbued with strange life, a child's encounter with classic masterpieces triggers a confronting epiphany.
Director(s): Deco Farkas
Music Video, Brazil, 2019, 4 min, Color
This music video is the first single of a singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist musician from São Paulo, Brazil. Artist: Ga Setubal.
Director(s): Antonio Michele Stea
Animation, Italy, 2020, 8 min, Color
The gaze belongs to the individual: always looking at the outside from the inside. Inside and out are the same image at a mirror. Here the space is not a space.
Director(s): Children of the FABIDO Day Care Center "Dürener Strasse"
Animation, Germany, 2020, 6 min, Color
In the triangle country it is very beautiful: sunny with a blue sea and good air. But there is too little work. So, the triangle family decides to emigrate to the square country. Daddy quickly finds work. But life is hard. They do not fit through the square doors. And some squares claim that the triangles do not fit at all into the quadrangle country. This film was made by 5- and 6-year-old children of a day care center in a difficult social environment (it was completed in September of 2020). The children did the stop-motion technique, made the dolls and the environment, and did the voiceovers.
Wishing You the Best
Director(s): Michael Khernonsky, Monique Sherell Brown
Music Video, USA, 2019, 3 min, Color
This music video is about a narcissist ("Big Country") who has to come to terms with the fact that he is not as great as he thinks he is. Artist: Monique Sherrell Brown
Thank You for Your Teeth!
Director(s): George ve Gänæaard, Horia Cucută
Animation, Romania, 2020, 3 min, Color
Josh, a 6-year-old kid living with his mother and sister, discovers that for each tooth lost he receives five dollars. He makes a quick calculation and understands that an entire bike is sitting in his mouth.
Great Lakes Connection: The film was written by Ron Riekki, who hails from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
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Director(s): Piero Tonin
Animation, Italy, 2021, 10 min, Color
An animated homage to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and classical art.