Young at Art

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All animators are under 17 years old!
Approximate Running Time: 70 minutes

Streaming as part of this year's Virtual Festival available only from June 10-27 on Gumroad.com/FloridaAnimationFest

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Life

Directed by Griffin Lapham

2:33 | PG | New York

In a desolate, post-apocalyptic world, a man risks everything to protect one of the last reminders of his old life.

Nursery Crimes...

Directed by Anne Ploegman

7:57 | G | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Detective Jacklyn Horner sets out on a journey to solve the greatest mystery in all of Nurseryville: The Case of Humpty Dumpty. Throughout her adventure, she encounters several challenges, suspicious suspects, and a shocking truth.

Seven Gifts

Directed by Creative Space

6:12 | G | Tallinn, Estonia

The father had 7 sons. They went to neighboring countries to look for brides. This is a story about how people find mutual understanding and peace in a place that have become their home. The film was the result of a project about the culture and life of Estonia. Created by a group of students under 18.

Sophie and Jacob

Directed by Max Shoham

8:49 | PG | Canada

Inspired by the true story of family, and finding home, no matter the circumstance. Sometimes home cannot be a place, and becomes simply a memory, a mindset.

System Error

Directed by Piotr Kaźmierczak

4:32 | G | Poland

A standardized society lives in the standardized world - everything goes in one rhythm, works like clockwork. Occasionally, there are mismatched units, such "errors of perfect system" that are quickly eliminated, thrown into "waste", and these system errors are starting to work .... - but see for yourself.

Trip to the Moon 1969

Directed by Samuel Ščerbák

0:51 | PG | Slovakia

The mathematician adds up calculations for a flight to the Moon in 1969. At the same time, however, he has to watch his son, that is bored of spending time with his father at work. When the mathematician falls asleep from fatigue, the son changes the number in the calculations, which changes the route of the rocket. During the flight, the Moon notices the rocket and after the negative experience from 1902, it gets frightened and closes its eyes. However, due to bad calculations, the rocket does not hit the Moon, which makes the Moon happy.

The Homo Sapien Virus

Directed by Andrew Wang

1:53 | PG | Buffalo Grove , Illinois, United States

Earth is very sick. It can't breath. It is balding fast. It is has a increasingly high fever. Earth must go to the doctor to see what is causing this illness.

It fits

Directed by Children of the FABIDO. day care center "Dürener Straße"

5:39 | G | Dortmund, Germany


In the triangle country it is very beautiful. Blue sea, sunny 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. Idea and implementation: 5 - 6 year old children of a day care center in a difficult social environment.

The Valley of the Aurotni

Directed by Graça Gomes

5:05 | G |Côa Museum, Foz Côa Village, Portugal

The animation workshop LEARNING IN MOVIES invades the Côa Museum. The inspiration for the young participants? The rock art present around the Côa Valley, of course!

The concert of the woods

Directed by Mariagiulia Morlacchi

5:26 | G | Nerviano

A music video for a local song

Alien Antics

Directed by Students of Toon Club

1:05 | G | Mumbai

The film tells the story of several aliens. An alien is resting after collecting a bucket full of shells. Another alien steels the shells while he is asleep. He wakes up disappointed but gets an idea. The next time the alien attempts to steal the shells he gets bitten by a crab. As his alien friend refuses to share his drink, the alien pulls out his own drink only to drop the glass later.

Monster Land

Directed by Students of Toon Club

1:16 | G | Mumbai

The film tells the story of several monsters. A monster grabs a glass of water which turns into a monster and bites him. A monsters morphs into a human and befriends someone he attacked earlier. A monster and a worm are fighting over a block of gold which falls on the monsters head as he grabs it.

Monster Mayhem

Directed by Students of Toon Club

0:48 | G | Mumbai

The theme of the film is monsters. A snake like monster saves his fellow traveler from being attacked by a falling black monster. A monster walking down a rainbow is run over by a car. A monster octopus gets hit by a submarine. In anger, he swallows the submarine. A red monster hits a yellow monster so hard that his eye falls off. The yellow monster retaliates by hit the ball back at the red monster. A rolling ball is kicked into the sky.. it hits a passing cloud and falls back on the ground. As it rolls, the ball reveals it’s monstrous eye. Another monster jumps up to escape the evil monster ball.

Global Cooling

Directed by Students of Toon Club

1:35 | G | Mumbai

‘Global Cooling’, is a short stopmotion cut-out animation film created by a team of seven young animators. This film was created under Toon Club’s supervision & creative training. The story, designs, characters and Props were designed by the young students. Students animated this film frame by frame under a static camera. Each child created one sequence of the film. Each sequence was based on Global Warming

You Spin Me Round

Directed by Students of Toon Club

2:28 | G | Mumbai

‘You Spin Me Round’, is a short hand-drawn animation film created on phonotropes. These are abstract looping animations with no specific theme or thought. More of an experiment by our young filmmakers on phonotropes. This film was created under Toon Club’s supervision & creative training.

Pika Boo

Directed by Students of Toon Club

1:44 | G | Mumbai

‘Pika Boo’, is a short stopmotion animation film created with a combination of long exposures photographs and torch lights. There is no storyline, just a series of abstract drawings created in air or against a black board with light. More of an experiment by our young filmmakers on PIKA PIKA (means sparkle/glitter in Japanese) animation technique. This film was created under Toon Club’s supervision & creative training.

Save Our World

Directed by Kabeer Bhinde, Vir Khurana, Anaya Koshi, Devdutt Patel

0:51 | G | Mumbai

‘Save our World’, is a short Hand-drawn animation film created by a team of four young animators. This film was created under Toon Club’s supervision & creative training. The story, background, characters and Props were designed by the young students. The students animated this film by drawing frame-by-frame on an animation light table applying Disney’s Classical Principles of Animation.

RUSALKA [MERMAID]

Directed by Creative Space

5:12 | G | Tallinn, Estonia

A sailor and a mermaid fall in love. And then the ship with the name "Rusalka" [Mermaid] sinks.

Something Fishy

Directed by Students of Toon Club

1:21 | G | Mumbai

‘Something Fishy’, is a short threadwork (cutout) animation film created by a team of eight young animators. This film was created under Toon Club’s supervision & creative training. The story, designs, characters, backgrounds and Props were designed by the young students. Students animated this film frame by frame under a camera. Each child created one sequence of the film.

Clean & Green

Directed by Students of Ecole Mondiale World School

2:22 | G | Mumbai

‘Clean & Green’, is a short cutout animation film created by a team of twenty six young animators of Ecole Mondiale World School. This film was created under Toon Club’s supervision & creative training. The story, designs, characters, backgrounds and Props were designed by the young students. Students animated this film frame by frame under a camera. Each group of 3 kids created one sequence of the film.

Magic Head

Directed by Anastasia Shinkarenko

3:49 | PG | Vishnevoye
Ukraine

The story of an amazing Magic Head that saved birds and animals from villains. She not only punished the villains, but also gave them kind hearts

Day of the Dead

Directed by Kerry Lum

3:00 | PG | Austin, Texas, United States

A young woman is taken into the land of the dead.

Side EFX

Directed by Students of Toon Club & Oberoi International School

1:35 | G | Mumbai

The film doesn’t have a story line. Students rotoscoped from a live footage of one of their fellow students dancing which was shot against a limbo background. The students interpreted this footage in a creative way and each student visualized the dancer in different avatars.

Hearth

Directed by Max Shoham

1:10 | G | Canada

Hearth is a sixty second animation that explores the connection between citizens in a village: it attempts to show the power of giving, and how each and every citizen can make a contribution to the greater good. When we all give a bit of ourselves, the entire village benefits. i
Hearth uses a metaphor of the village elder making a soup to warm the town, as a motif to show how the contributions of all make the town better. An homage to the fables of my childhood, most notably Stone Soup.