Animation: Special Selections (Cert PG) 26th October 2022(6:00PM)

Making friends, or something more. Selling health for wealth. Awkward moments we’ve all done, childhood memories. Tall girls, short gnomes, men who do not live in homes. Crafty crabs, clique-y balls, come on down, we’ve got it all!



Dir: Rich Webber

UK, 2020, 1min. 35 sec, Cert PG

A short film about sharing….

Just For The Record

Dir: Vojin Vasovic; Prod: Vojin Vasovic, Senka Radivojevic

Canada/Serbia, 2019, 7 min. 1 sec, Cert PG

In an abandoned attic, dictaphone robot REC desperately tries to connect with the bird that stops on its window. Using his play button to say something, he finds himself shocked by the content and scares the bird away. He rushes to make her come back, to record over his “own voice” before his battery leaks.

Job Haunting

Dir: Cath Garvey; Prod: Kath Shackleton

UK, 2019, 2 min. 35 sec, Cert PG

Job hunting is awful, especially when you’re a ghost.

Felt Love

Dir: Arlene Bongco, Angeline Vu; Prod: Arlene Bongco, Angeline Vu, Celine Nguyen

US, 2020, 6 min. 30 sec., Cert PG

A young boy learns to understand the depth of his mother’s love despite the distance her dedication may create.



Dir: Jiro Magracia; Prod: Moritz Laur

Germany, 2020, 7 min 16 sec, Cert PG

In an online chatroom, two anonymous chatters develop an unlikely relationship.

Beach Claw 

Dir: Alex Wroten; Prod: Lindsay Wolfe-Wroten

US, 2020, 3 min 26 sec, Cert PG

A meek crab tangles with a bully over rightful ownership of a sea shell according to “beach law.”

Heart of Gold 

Dir: Simon Filliot; Prod: Jean-François Bigot, Camille Raulo

France, 2020, 12 min 46 sec, Cert PG

Who wouldn’t give their all for a child? A mother sees an opportunity to escape the hardships of a life of poverty by selling her organs to a sick, very rich, elderly neighbor. And she hands over her own flesh in exchange for gold. Little by little, necessity gives way to a craving for more gold.


Dir/Prod: Nata Metlukh

US, 2020, 3 min 45 sec, Cert PG

A day full of socially awkward moments.


Dir: Anastasiia Zhakulina; Prod: Nikolay Makovsky, Andrey Khrzhanovsky

Russia, 2020, 8 min 15 sec, Cert PG

This is a story about a Princess, whose life is not so easy because of her giant height. The King arranges a ball in an attempt to marry off his daughter, but all the suitors run away in horror. Despair and chance lead the Cornstalk to where she finds her happiness.


Dir/Prod: Jo Meuris

Canada/US, 2020, 5 min 11 sec, Cert PG

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who fell in love with a beautiful horse named Aurora… A bittersweet story about love, friendship, and growing up.


Dir/Prod: Ted Polomis

US, 2020, 2 min 40 sec, Cert PG

An animated short dealing with bigotry, intolerance, acceptance and diversity.


Dir: Filip Diviak, Zusana Cupova

Czech, 2018, 4 min 44 sec, Cert PG

Mr. Gnome is sunbathing in his garden when suddenly a little cloud hides the sun. Mr. Gnome is pretty annoyed but fortunately, he knows precisely what to do with s

uch clouds.


Dir: Joist van den Bosch & Erik Verkerk

Netherlands, 2020, 2 min 15 sec, Cert PG

In this short, we follow an octopus who is a clean-up neat-freak. But sometimes, even though you have so many arms, you still cannot reach what you are aiming for.

Sounds Between the Crowns

Dir: Filip Diviak

Czech, 2020, 14 min 29 sec, Cert PG

A movie about a homeless musician who was kicked out of the city after the queen saw his face. Even when the guards destroyed his instrument, he didn’t lose the motivation to fix it.


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