Soo Film Festival 2022

Block 10-Drawn Out

Shorts program, 100 min, Not rated

Sorry for Your Loss
Sorry for Your Loss
Caso #100
Caso #100
The Great Milestone
The Great Milestone
Dream
Dream
I Know We'll Meet Again...
I Know We'll Meet Again...
A Fable for Four Voices
A Fable for Four Voices
Leopoldo From the Bar
Leopoldo From the Bar
Overshadowed
Overshadowed
Biplane Model Kit
Biplane Model Kit
Love After Life
Love After Life
The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
The Invisible
The Invisible
Losing Gift
Losing Gift
Kua
Kua
The Little Elevator Lady
The Little Elevator Lady
Embrace
Embrace
Step Into the River
Step Into the River

About This Program

This program presents a mix of animated short films from around the world.

Caso #100

Director: Juli Tagger

Animation, Argentina, 2021, 1 min, Color

When Case #100 of COVID-19 is confirmed, Elena decides to go to the supermarket to buy everything she needs to lock herself up forever, but altered by panic, she is expelled from the planet and from reality.

The Great Milestone

Director: Ignasi López

Animation, Spain, 2020, 13 min, Color

A wealthy mountaineer faces one last climb to complete his collection of difficult mountain ascents: the impossible summit. A woman, bored with waiting for her husband to return from exciting mountain climbs, decides to live her own adventure and climb a more modest peak. The destinies of both characters intersect on the way to their respective goals.

Dream

Director: Majid Sabri

Animation, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 2021, 4 min, Black & White and Color

A creation in the warp and woof of a dream

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I Know We'll Meet Again...

Director: Mike J. McAllister

Animation, USA, 2021, 11 min, Color

A man attends his own funeral and shares his final moments with his loved ones.

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A Fable for Four Voices

Director: Deb Ethier (Alumna of Soo Film Festival)

Animation, Canada, 2022, 9 min, Color

A quartet of aging animals flee their fates to find a place to live out their days free from fear, overcoming their inherent differences and regaining a sense of wonder.

Great Lakes Connection: The filmmaker lives in Southern Ontario, directly across the river from Gross Ile, Michigan, by Lake Erie.

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Leopoldo From the Bar

Director: Diego Porral

Animation, Spain, 2021, 6 min, Color

An old man living in Madrid has been going to the same bar every day for the last 12 years. When the bar is shut down, the loneliness he had been avoiding catches up to him in the shape of a humanoid pigeon who tries to talk him into accepting his fate. Death? No, something a bit more surprising.

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Overshadowed

Director: Brittany Small

Animation, South Africa, 2021, 4 min, Color

The shadows of two incompatible people fall in love.

Biplane Model Kit

Director: Tine Kluth

Animation, United Kingdom, 2020, 4 min, Color

I'm sitting here with my girl but she's only in my head and she wants me to take her to the ocean - in a biplane!

Love After Life

Director: Sian Saville

Animation, South Africa, 2021, 4 min, Color

Brought to the living world from the afterlife where he lives with his wife, a man struggles to get back.

The Old Man and the Sea

Director: Eylül Yarkin

Animation, Turkey, 2022, 3 min, Color, Student Project - Mimar Sin Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey

An aging fisherman engages in an epic battle to catch a giant marlin.

The Invisible

Director: Winand Mey

Animation, South Africa, 2021, 4 min, Color

Journeying through a seaside town, an elderly woman is invisible.

Losing Gift

Director: Yufan Chen

Animation, China, 2021, 6 min, Color, Student Project - China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

There's always love lost in the corners of life and what we don't notice may be more important than a great lot for others. For a wordless old man, the only way of expressing his simple and clear desires is to repeatedly do the same thing every single day.

Kua

Director: Taija Hartwig

Animation, South Africa, 2021, 4 min, Color

A middle-aged botanist grows a young plant girl in his greenhouse. Despite his love and care, the girl wilts as she grows up. How can he save her?

The Little Elevator Lady

Director: Hugo Meyer

Animation, South Africa, 2021, 4 min, Color

An elderly elevator operator steals buttons from the passengers. A small fruit bat reshapes the buttons. What drives this duo to pursue such an unusual activity?

Embrace

Director: Latesha Merkel

Animation, USA, 2022, 5 min, Color

Embrace is an animated short film about asexuality, an orientation generally defined by a lack of sexual attraction, regardless of gender. The narrative explores the many feelings that can accompany a person's discovering, wrestling with, and learning to embrace asexuality.

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Sorry for Your Loss

Directors: Kirsten Lewis, Kate Munro

Animation, South Africa, 2021, 4 min, Color

A polar bear frantically struggles to maintain his home and friends in the midst of global warming.

Step Into the River

Director: Weijia Ma

Animation, China, 2020, 15 min, Color

Two young girls have a special bond with a river where some families drown baby girls in order to have boys. Together, the girls find a magical strength to overcome the traumas of the past.

Screening

Sunday, Sept. 18, 11am

Soo Theatre

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