"No Words, Just Right"

Select Shorts: Suggested rating PG and up
Approximate Running Time: 65 minutes

Streaming as part of this year's Virtual Festival available from June 11-14 on Gumroad.com/FloridaAnimationFest

Break Down

Directed by Emmett Goodman

3.5 minutes | New York, NY | PG

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Break Down is an animated short film about two disparate characters trapped in an elevator. The two main characters, a manic wrestler and a calm elderly woman, each respond differently to the dire situation the find themselves in.  The film is created in a cartoon-inspired style tat combines both 3D and 2D animation. While much of the story is humorous, Break Down also touches upon topics such as anxiety, claustrophobia, and patience.

Butera

Directed by Anthony Muscarella, Emily Mai, Winnie Feng, and Lilly Chin-Hong

5.5 minutes | New York, NY | PG

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Butera is a princess who runs away from home after witnessing her father brutally hurt her mother. She spends the night in the forest, and wakes up to find a wild griffin trapped in the back of a stationary caravan. At first scared of it, Butera forms a bond with the griffin and sets it free. After struggling whether or not to return, Butera and the griffin take flight back home where she reunites with her mother. Before they're able to escape, the king finds them and draws his sword on the griffin. Butera jumps in front and courageously shields them before he's able to swing.

Albert & Josephine

​Directed by Tomasz Welna

7.5 minutes | Krakow, Poland | PG

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Albert is a teddy bear. Josephine is a white owl. They live together in a small house deep in the forest. One day Albert decide to go out and to begin a journey. When Josephine figures out that Albert disappeared, she begins to search for him.

A[CHRONO]mation

Directed by Bronwyn Horne

3 minutes | Johannesburg, South Africa | G

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An academic creative research project that explores Chronophotography as a medium for conceptual and aesthetic inspiration. The film uses and expands on the strata stencil animation technique that combines 3D animation; laser cutting/engraving and stop frame film techniques to produce the short film.

Sunset

Directed by Marcin Gizycki

5.5 minutes | Poland | G

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Four men are waiting for a tram. inspired by a painting by Zenon Wasilewski, the father of Polish animated film.

Chapped

Directed by Chelsea Rugg

8 minutes | New York, NY | PG

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His and hers chapsticks are separated by a seemingly insurmountable obstacle—a full size bed. After an unexpected fall, they must brave the elements in the room to find their way to each other.

A romance-adventure in stop motion by Chelsea Rugg.

Nua

Directed by Igamoto

4 minutes | Mexico and Argentina | PG-13

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The siblings enter the castle knowing well what they'll find. The magical connection that Edna, Ally and Po share with the creature living in this place compels them to face it. They will have to finally master their inner skills and join forces, if they are to succeed today.

Knitcromancer

Directed by Allison Rossi, Ida Zhu, and Becky Seamans

4 minutes | Sarasota, FL | PG

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A teenage boy named Aiden goes to his grandmother Pearl’s house for the day. When he’s repeatedly rude and ignores Pearl, her knit cats decide to take matters into their own paws and teach the boy a lesson.

PEARL DIVER

Directed by Margrethe Danielsen

9 minutes | Volda, Norway | PG

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Three couples drifting away.

Florian

Directed by Keshav Abrol, Lucas Londoño-Clayton, Pavel Loparev, and Alicia Velasco

4 minutes | Spain | PG

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Every day, a bearded man must complete a strange and difficult ritual to prepare himself for the day ahead.

Streets of Fury

Directed by Aidan McAteer

5 minutes | Dublin, Ireland | PG

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Max Punchface is only interested in two things - punching and kicking. His life takes a strange twist when he opens a portal to the peaceful world of Sheepland...

Intermission Expedition

Directed by Wiep Teeuwisse

9 minutes | Rotterdam, NL | PG

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During a sunny holiday, a flock of tourists struggle to let go of their busy city lives, and the absence of daily tasks leaves them lost in an uncomfortable and frightening place.
Once they learn to slow down, they may find some beauty in the here and now.

*This title is an official selection still in the competition, but is unable to stream as part of our virtual festival*

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