2021 VIRTUAL PROGRAM BOOK

Welcome!

We're excited to have you. Due to COVID-19, things are going to be a little different for our sixth year of the Florida Animation Festival...

 

It will be completely virtual and available to stream for just $5 per program OR $30 for the ALL access pass which includes access to all of the 150 films we will be streaming! 

 

We will also be hosting, for the first time in over a year, THREE in-person screenings at the cinema for the following categories: Rated G for Great, Era Animato, and Southeast Delights. Though we wish we could show you all these great films in person, an online format has allowed us to show even more animated films than ever before, which we love, so we aren't too mad about it ;)

Below you'll find each section of films involved in this year's festival with descriptions and further info

 

All films will be available for streaming only from June 10-27.

 

 

Interested in a clean list of our 2021 official selections? We have a page for that.

For more information, visit our FAQ, or shoot us a message!  

Oh... and we will try not to adjust the schedule buuuuut sometimes life happens and we need to pivot.

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A note about ratings: The ratings are based on our collective best judgement as a selection committee, our judges, and even asking the submitters to rate their own work. We refer everyone to the MPAA guidelines, however we're aware that perhaps we're a bit *too* conservative rating something as PG-13 when it could be PG, or PG for a G...  If you're curious about how ratings work, there's a great documentary on the subject from 2006, This Film is Not Yet Rated.

For more information, visit our FAQ, or shoot us a message!  

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Featured: A still from "I Want to Be the Ocean." A small community in the woods experiences a flooding. The people of the city recite a poem, admitting to their doubts. A meandering film about identity, uncertainty and the hope to escape it.

Who are we? What is our place in this world? Words have the power to explore, create, and transform, and this specially curated block of unique content showcases poetic, reflective, and philosophical content that deal with memory, time, and the universe, across all styles of animation.  

The introspective category has a suggested rating of up to PG-13 with one R.

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Running Time: Approx. 120 minutes

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Featured: A still from "SIAMÉS- Mr. Fear." They are from different species. Their worlds are separated. They don´t know each other, but their instincts lead them to be one. The force of destruction is what moves them, and despite their fears, they need to be together.

Adventure, intrigue, mystery, space, and more-- the Chills and Thrills block has it all. Jam-packed with action, tales of harrowing journeys, and science-fiction/fantasy realness, there is something here for every kind of movie-goer.​  With the vast imagination animation holds, who knows where these stories will take you?

This block has mixed ratings up to PG-13.

To find more info on these shorts,  click here!  

Running Time: Approx. 70 minutes

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Featured: A still from "Jack The Radio: Creatures." Jack confronts creatures both real and imaginary on an extraordinary animated visual rollercoaster. Jack emerges triumphant, reborn… and the lead singer of the best band around to boot.

We're excited to feature films from incredibly talented southeast-sourced animators, including a number of amazing student submissions from alma maters right here in Florida!  

 

Suggested rating for these films is PG-13 (with one R rating) 

For more info on these films,  click here  

Running Times:

Approx. 58 minutes (virtual)

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Approx. 72 minutes (in-person screening on 7/10 @ 7pm. Includes additional selections)

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Interested in attending our local screening? Look for tickets on the Tallahassee Film Society website (second row under "Now Showing & Coming Soon")

Featured: A still from "Only a Child." Severn’s speech is a child's desperate call to action aimed to those adults who can make a difference to the future of our planet.

Since their invention, films have acted as both an agent and reflection of social change. In this category, we highlight these passionate filmmakers who want to change the world for the better. All these animated shorts have something to say that involves something greater than ourselves, so let's listen! This collection of films dig deep and crafts poignant messages about a wide range of social issues including environmentalism, wildfires, pollution, abuse, gun violence, the climate crisis, and more.

TW: some language and imagery depicting domestic abuse, death, implications of sexual assault.

 

This fantasy and sci-fi category contains ratings G to PG-13.

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Running Time: Approx. 93 minutes

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Featured: A still from "The View From Here." A woman who uprooted her life in pursuit of true hapiness and passion tells the story of how she became a bridge operator and a moment that shaped her experience.

What do tales from far-off lands, legends and myths, and true human-interest stories have in common? You can find them all here! This carefully curated block is a collection of storytelling in all forms across all styles of animation. You won't want to miss this.

 

This block has mixed ratings up to PG13

Get more info on the films  here.  

Running Time: Approx. 62 minutes

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Featured: A still from "Ducky." A little girl tries to befriend a family of ducks, but Mama Duck is rather protective.

Our family and friends shape who we are, and our relationships with them are often the most impactful of our lives. This compilation of films showcases the complex, complicated, unbreakable bonds we form and the impact they have on us forever.

All the shorts in this block are rated G through PG13.

To get more details about the films,  click here!  

Running Time: Approx. 82 minutes

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Featured: A still from "Windup." A father tries to stay connected with his unconscious daughter through music. He plays a windup music box and hopes she can hear it while fighting with his own emotions to stay strong. Meanwhile, his daughter follows the melody in her dreams and looks for a way back.

Love and Loss are inescapably linked, but ultimately, enduring. Both have the ability to change us and how we see the world. This collection deals with the joy and pain that accompanies each. Both uplifting and tear-jerking at times, this block is a must-see!​

This block has mixed ratings up to PG13

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Running Time: Approx. 72 minutes

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Featured: A still from "Any Instant Whatever." A man in a room, in a film – it is the becoming of something and simultaneously becoming in itself. Nothing is as solid as we believe. 

To animate means to "bring to life" but these filmmakers went above and beyond to bring their work and those of others to life. In this block, you can expect stories of art, objects, literature, and tech coming to life and becoming aware. 

Ratings from G up through R.

Learn more here!  

Running Time: Approx. 60 minutes

(both virtual and in-person on 7/11 @ 7pm)

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Interested in attending our local screening? Look for tickets on the Tallahassee Film Society website (second row under "Now Showing & Coming Soon")

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES AN INTRODUCTION  BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COCA, AND OUR IN-PERSON SCREENING WILL FEATURE ARTWORK BY BRITESO!

Featured: A still from "Tricked." A thief is in for a rude awakening when he tries to steal from a magician but is sucked into the crazy and magical world inside his pocket.

You won't want to miss out on this family-friendly collection of animated shorts!  Bust out the popcorn and get comfy for these numerous films that are perfect for the family to enjoy!

The films in this block are all family-friendly!

To find out more about each film featured,  click here!  

Running Time: Approx. 45 minutes

(both virtual and in-person on 7/12 @ 10am)

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Interested in attending our local screening? Look for tickets on the Tallahassee Film Society website (second row under "Now Showing & Coming Soon")

Featured: A still from "Selection Process." A cat goes to a job interview where his aptitudes are assessed by three mice. As the interview progresses, the situation starts getting more and more awkward for everyone involved.

Fair warning: the films in this block may contain visual elements or themes considered a wee bit too mature for everyone's sensitivities. We have to give you a head's up! Now that you know, check out these thoughtful and well-made animated shorts— without any little ones, perhaps. TW: Adult themes, violence, sex, drugs, existentialism.

These films range from PG through R.

To find out more about each film showing,  click here!  

Running Time: Approx. 80 minutes

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Featured: A still from "Rusalka (Mermaid)." A sailor and a mermaid fall in love. And then the ship with the name "Rusalka" [Mermaid] sinks as they dance.

Who says you are too young to make a movie? In this category, we feature talented young animated filmmakers under the age of 17. Here's to supporting and listening to the smart and creative voices of the youth! 

 

These films range from a G to a PG rating.

 Click here to learn more about these shorts.

Running Time: Approx. 70 minutes

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A note about ratings: The ratings are based on our collective best judgement as a selection committee, our judges, and even asking the submitters to rate their own work. We refer everyone to the MPAA guidelines, however we're aware that perhaps we're a bit *too* conservative rating something as PG-13 when it could be PG, or PG for a G...  If you're curious about how ratings work, there's a great documentary on the subject from 2006, This Film is Not Yet Rated.

For more information, visit our FAQ, or shoot us a message!  

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