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The Bigger Picture- Daisy Jacobs

You gotta love a film that has two brothers dealing with the aging of their mother, who obviously adores one child over the other. Director, Daisy Jacobs, has crafted a short that does portrays the very real lopsided nature of siblings in old age care-giving. It’s difficult to argue that the laughs and cringes we experience during the intriguingly animated feature (like paints and stop-motion all in one), aren’t derived from situations that we won’t experience, or haven’t experienced already.


Feast- Patrick Osborne

The lovable little pup of Feast has to learn that lives are shaken and defined by foods. When we’re in love, we try new and exciting (or dull) tastes, and when we’re alone we run back to the same, greasy, unctious flavors that help us recover with their comforting, heart-slowing calories. Osborne directs a film that has adds more life and drama to the food scene than some episodes of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. Without a doubt, this is one that will inspire a fascination with food, and leaving you loving the inspiration that keeps you cooking.


The Dam Keeper- Robert Kondo & Daisuke Tsutsumi

When friendship is scarce, but the echo of a lost father calls a son to duty, the life of a dam keeper can become lonely, tiresome, and unappreciated. Kondo and Tsutsumi tell the story of a pig who is shunned by the children who attend his school, until the day comes when the grime on the pigs face is made invisible by the grime on the hands of a friendly fox. The friendship that develops is nothing short of magical, the strange attraction becoming less strange with every passing second.


Me and My Mouton– Torill Kove

A few kids, a house, and a great job make up a pretty quirky and happy household. There are the envious longings of what the family downstairs has, but as Kove shows, not everything downstairs is as normal and perfect as it appears. All the kids want is a bike, and all the parents want is to make those kids happy, and the results are a deeply humorous peek at a unique household dynamic that proves even the most strange of circumstances can still result in a beautiful family, no matter how much you hate that mustache.


A Single Life- Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins & Job Roggeveen

Pizza, music, your own style, quiet–what else could a girl ask for? The directors of A Sinlge Life take us from the present, to the past, and then back to the future in a short even Doc Brown would appreciate. What happens when you skip a few beats in a song? Well you might just end up in a hilarious loop leaving you perpetually stuck in a wheelchair and a cast preventing you from getting out of your Groundhog Day experience.

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