Conscious Cartoons for Radolescents (Ages 13+ Short Film Program)

Friday, March 6 – 7:00pm

Ages 13+

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.

71 min.

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.

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Wild Woman

(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.

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Bee Box

(Cable Hardin, USA, 2018, 2:13 min, nonverbal)

A tale of agriculture and eco-culture, as told by a bee and its box.

Wicked Girl

(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.

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(Evan DeRushie, Canada, 2017, 10:52 min, English and nonverbal)

An exotic bird’s comically harrowing tale from capture to freedom.

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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.


(Radheya Jegatheva, Australia, 2017, 7:53 min, English)

A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone.

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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.

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The Box

(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.

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