Friday, March 6 – 7:00pm
These animated films — a “best of” compilation from the Conscious Cartoons International Animation Festival — aim to open eyes, hearts and minds through the transcendent medium of animation. This collection of 10 award-winning films from nine countries explores themes including climate, child abuse, gender equality and identity and the joys and sorrow of the human condition.
Short Films in this Program:
Hate for Sale
(Anna Eijsbouts, Netherlands, 2017, 2:39 min, English)
A film that calls out against hate, incomprehension, and dehumanizing emotions.
(Vanessa Sweet, USA, 2018, 3:41 min, English)
An animated plea for empathy to mankind which invokes current world issues such as drone-strikes and religious persecution.
(Cable Hardin, USA, 2018, 2:13 min, nonverbal)
A tale of agriculture and eco-culture, as told by a bee and its box.
(Ayce Kartal, Turkey, 2016, 8 min, Turkish with English subtitles)
While looking back on the “good old days”, dark, terrifying memories emerge and begin to make sense.
(Evan DeRushie, Canada, 2017, 10:52 min, English and nonverbal)
An exotic bird’s comically harrowing tale from capture to freedom.
The Fish Curry
(Abhishek Verma, India, 2017, 12:02 min, Hindi with English subtitles)
A young man decides to come out to his parents by cooking and serving his father’s favorite dish.
In a Nutshell
(Fabio Friedli, Switzerland, 2017, 6 min, nonverbal)
An attempt to capture the world in a nutshell. From a seed to war, from indifference to apocalypse.
Fruits of Clouds
(Kateřina Karhánková, Czech Republic, 2017, 10 min, nonverbal)
The story of a little furry creature who will make a great discovery by overcoming the fear of the unknown.
(Dusan Kastelic, Slovenia, 2017, 12:42 min, nonverbal)
Life in the box is boring and miserable until one day a new baby boy arrives to stir things.