About the Film:
Canada / 14 Min / 2018
Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In 'Animal Behaviour', five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.
USA / 8 Min / 2018
An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.
Ireland / 10 Min / 2017
Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories.
ONE SMALL STEP
USA & China / 8 Min / 2018
Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.
USA / 15 Min / 2017
Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto.
PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:
Wishing Box – 6 minutes
Tweet Tweet – 11 minutes
Ratings guide: PG (themes dealt with in these shorts include Alzheimer’s disease, divorce and the death of a parent. Nothing offensive here, just slightly heavy themes. Suitable for children around 8-9 and up. Please note that there is some scary imagery in WEEKENDS that might not be great for much younger kids.)