1 part passion, 1 part determination, 1 part user error—100% human. This year’s program features two 2016 Academy Award Winners and offers a sometimes touching, sometimes funny, always entertaining look at the triumphs and travails of being human, with all the messiness and glory that entails.
Join us both evenings in the gallery and Moss Zone Sculpture Garden for complimentary refreshments, wine, cheese, and seasonal fruit.Directed by Jonny Madderson. On the west coast of Ireland, kids don’t dream about winning the World Cup — they dream about being championship jockeys. This is the story of one such youngster, tiny and cheerful 12-year-old Dylan. Will he be able make a name for himself at the Glenbeigh Races? 6 min.Vimeo Staff Pick; Short of the Week; Festival World Premiere.
Directed by Againstallodds. A lonely security guard who works the graveyard shift at a mannequin factory spends his nights arranging the mannequins to surprise and delight the employees who work the day shift. 4 min.Directed by Natalie Labarre. An eccentric inventor realizes he’s not a perfect father, so one day he builds one. 7 min.Best Animated Short Film, Olympia International Film Festival; Official Selection, San Jose International Short Film Festival.Directed by Paige Morrow Kimball. A bright young girl who has trouble getting her busy parents to notice her befriends a homeless woman and invites her inside for a playdate. 16 min.Best Short Film, Boston International Kids Short Film Festival; Best Short Film, International Family Film Festival.Directed by Wilfried Méance. Recently unemployed 55-year-old Jean anxiously awaits his interview at an employment center. Little does he know that Rémi, his lazy 30-year-old advisor, just wants Jean out of his office so he can go home for the day. 7 min.Best Short Film, Praxis Film Festival; Best Foreign Film, New York City Short Film Festival.Directed by Benjamin Cleary. A lonely typographer with a cruel speech impediment that obscures his eloquent inner voice must face his greatest fear: meeting the woman he loves. 13 min.2016 Academy® Award Winner.Directed by Jacob Frey. A boy receives a puppy as a gift but is dismayed to discover that it’s missing a paw. The puppy doesn’t seem to notice the missing limb, however. Will this happy-go-lucky present be able to win his sullen new owner’s heart? 4 min. Audience Award, Austin Film Festival; Best Foreign Short Animation, International Family Film Festival; Best Animation, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.