Select Shorts: This block is rated G - PG-13.
Surreal / Real
Approximate Running Time: 70 minutes
Streaming in this year's Virtual Festival available only from June 9-26 on
At the height of the Prohibition, an unorthodox detective takes the mafia head-on.
San Francisco, California
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The Dog Who Brought Home the Sun
Los Angeles, California
In the dead of winter with no food and resources, a dog seeks to catch the sun.
Inspired by a popular Chinese folktale, celebrating the vivid imagery from the culture.
Marsh and Moshki set sail on the hunt for the Gilbigat Berry, but to get there they must pass through the domain of the Sea Witch. Episode 2 of the webseries Marsh the Moshki-Mallow season 2.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Rentap is the son of an Iban tribal warrior in the Borneo archipelago where his father, Kanang was a respected warrior and held fast to the hereditary beliefs of his ancestors. When an accident occurred while hunting in the jungle, Rentap got the encouragement from the War God ‘Sengalang Burong’ who helped him identify his origins and led him to take responsibility as an Iban child who set an example to his people by holding the slogan ‘Agi Idup, Agi Ngelaban’.
Mary Kate Magyar, Cozette Mead and Kristin Camera
Following the gruesome death of Pear from a chest-bursting maggot, the young, terrified Apple must find a way to survive as she and her companions are hunted down, until she realizes that the only way to live is to fight back.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Gruf is a graffiti character that comes to life in animation. When he falls in love with the street artist who created him, Gruf desperately tries to find her in the shabby streets of Tel Aviv and discovers that inter-dimensional love is not easy.
The Third Lab
For the first time, a cute little creature will come outside to see the world. The creature will find surrounded itself by magic and adventures, but will everything be as beautiful as it seems?
The Dalang's Tale
Irwan Junaidy, Maizura Abas & Atiqah Abu Bakar
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
The Dalang's Tale is an animated short film about domestic violence with visuals inspired by Malaysian traditional wayang kulit or shadowpuppets.
Two stories intertwine: one of a workaholic father and his growing impatience with his young son as they make their way to watch a shadow puppet master or dalang's show and the other of a man who dotes on his son but secretly inflicts acts of abuse on his wife before he disappears after a violent incident.creature will find surrounded itself by magic and adventures, but will everything be as beautiful as it seems?
When the entire British Royal family tragically dies, the Queen's corgi finds himself next in line for the throne.
Amir B Jahanbin
Brooklyn, New York
Not included in virtual streaming.
Remains an Official Selection in Competition for overall awards.
A fuzzy, surreal animation exploring the human desire for fruit, the ways we consume it, and the ways it consumes us.