The Arlington International Film Festival is coming back to Villageworks! AIFF fosters an appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through the independent film — to nurture the next generation of filmmakers. The Festival is a means for recognizing that such diversity enriches our communities. This screening of AIFF’s 2018 Animated Short Films is co-produced by AIFF and Fugitive Productions and is made possible, in part, by a contributions from The Gallery at Villageworks.
ANIMATED SHORT FILMS OF 2018
TREJUR Thomas Kim | Concord MA | 10 min
2018 AIFF Best Animation Short | High School
A modern woman remembers her wretched, toy-giving grandmother in this dark, hand-made, fantasy, stop motion animation. Trejur (pronounced "treasure") is a story that questions how desperation can transform us into something we never thought ourselves to be.
OTHER ANIMATED SHORT FILMS
CAGE | Pengpeng Du | 5 min | USA — The life of a concubine was bound; she is consumed by her man through both dream and reality.
HAPPY | Alice Saey | 7 min | France — The Egyptian goose seduces us and the flocks of geese with their desire torn between individuality and the urge toward group behavior.
WOODY & WOODY | Jaume Carrio | 13 min | Spain — A modest tribute to a great filmmaker from New York, with frenetic and ironic dialogs and vibrant drawings that seem to move to the rhythm of jazz.
HEZAR AFSAN | Asghar Safar & Jalai Yekta Abbas | 7 min — The white ogre attacks the city and kidnaps the king. Rostam is sent to find and return him.
STANZAS | Alicja Jasina | USA | 7 min — Based on a poem by Aldous Huxley, a stubborn narrator slowly breaks free of their limitations, allowing more fluidity into their thought process.
LOOK | Meinardas Valkevicius | Lithuania | 4 minHuman activity does not always have a positive effect on our planet. Look explores natural cycles of exchange between humans and animals…dare to look and change the world!
CORP | Pablo Polledri | Argentina | 9 min — Ambition, exploitation of labor, environmental pollution, human degradation, surplus value, corruption and much more in the amazing world of a free market!
PEARL | Patrick Osborne | USA | 6 min — Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.
PANIC ATTACK | Eileen O’Meara | USA | 3 min — This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.
GOOD BOY | Rachel Beltran | USA | 7 min — Is there a crowd on a blind date?
Doors open at 7pm • Showing starts at 7:30pm
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