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Matter Of Time
Directed by Ainsley Dye 5 minAnimation, Drama

A young girl must find a way to outsmart Death himself in order to save her aging pet dog.

The Abandoned Block
Directed by James Bourne 6 minAnimation, History

A useless, damaged, forgotten block of marble after years of neglect, emerges as one of the greatest and most beautiful works of art.

Planet Blue - Journey to Eco
Directed by Rickey Boyd 7 minAnimation, Action & Adventure

While Wizard the Blue Dart Frog tries to find his new home and searches for his friend Frazzie the monkey, Toucan Petey and Blinky the Tree Frog walk through the rainforest, now bare from deforestation and wildfires. Despite Frazzie’s directions, Blinky is certain they are lost! He hops onto Toucan Petey’s back and the two fly away, searching for Frazzie.

Star In The East
Directed by Katie Garibaldi 3 minAnimation

Folky songwriter Katie Garibaldi’s sweet and majestically produced original song “Star in the East” is the perfect match for such a creatively inspired music video. The claymation and stop motion video was made by artist Marc Morgan, which pays homage to the classic Christmas movies of the ’60s that we all know and love. Detailing the Biblical story of the three wise men’s journey following the Christmas star to Bethlehem, the video not only offers a fun spin on the traditional Christmas story, but also gives viewers a sense of nostalgia in the most enjoyable way. Garibaldi’s endearing and soulful vocals serenade, “Bright as can be, lead us to our king, star in the east,” as Morgan presents a unique personality to each character, including the magi’s devoted camel. This mini Christmas movie is a treat that participants watching of all ages can appreciate.

Journey
Directed by Hock Wong 11 minAnimation, Family

BEST ANIMATION SHORT

"Journey", a Taiwanese language short is based on the true story of a young Taiwanese painter, set in the 1930s. The Artist, Kuo Hsueh-Hu struggled to become an artist, at a time where the artistic profession was less respected and impractical. With support from his mother, a single parent, went against all odds, worked diligently, finally getting recognition for his work. He later went on to become a very successful painter. His works are collected all over the world. He died in 2012 at the age of 104. The short film was Executive Produced by Mr. Kuo's son and the Kuo Hsueh-Hu foundation. 

Q&A with "ANIMATION Block" Filmmakers
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

All event times are Pacific Time.

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