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Animated Shorts At SXSW


Animated Shorts At SXSW

The schedule has been released and the list of animated shorts is lengthy at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The animated short receiving the Grand Jury Award at the SXSW is eligible for a Best Animated Short Academy Award nomination for next year…


The Alligator
Director: Alexandra Barsky
Two creatures are trapped together in a swamp. Tension escalates between them when an alligator haunts the waters outside.

Cavierão (Brazil / France / USA)
Director: Guilherme Marcondes
Caveirão imagines the secret night activities of São Paulo’s spirits. Inspired by the darker side of Brazilian pop culture, the film crosses over genres and techniques. Fantasy, horror and cartoon meet through live-action and animation.

Director: Skyler Page
Clarence is an optimistic boy, who is excited by life. He wants to do everything. Because everything is amazing.

Coda (Ireland)
Director: Alan Holly
A lost soul stumbles drunken through the city. In a park, Death finds him and shows him many things.

Confusion Through Sand
Director: Danny Madden
A 19-year-old kid finds himself alone in a hostile desert, scared as hell and trained to react.

The Construction of ANSTALT3000 (Austria)
Director: Helmut Munz
The Construction of ANSTALT3000 is about the construction of ANSTALT3000.

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 2 – Time (UK)
Directors: Becky Sloane, Joe Pelling
Following up from the award-winning Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, the gang are back to discover the meaning of time.

Director: Allison Schulnik
Eager is a traditional, stop-motion and clay-mation film ballet by painter/animator Allison Schulnik.

Marilyn Myller
Director: Mikey Please
Marilyn maketh. Marilyn taketh awayeth. Marilyn is trying really hard to create something good. For once, her expectation and reality are going to align. It will be epic. It will be tear-jerkingly profound. It will be perfect. Nothing can go wrong.

Queenie (New Zealand)
Director: Paul Neason
An animated film following Danny, a university Geography tutor in his 30s, as he embarks on a cutting edge academic project which has nothing to do with his ex-wife.

Through the Hawthorn
Director: Anna Benner, Pia Borg, Gemma Burditt
Three characters, three perspectives, three directors: A session between a psychiatrist, a schizophrenic patient and his mother.

The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Aged 33 & 3/4 (Australia)
Director: Steve Baker
His name is Desmondo Ray, and this is his video dating tape.

Director: Bernardo Britto
A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.

The South by Southwest Film Festival is held in Austin, Texas, and runs from March 7-15, 2014.