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18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 8:00 pm

Acme Filmworks, in partnership with SVA Theatre & SVA’s BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects department, presents….
Highlights include “About a Mother,” a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” Disney/Pixar’s sweet “Piper,” and the latest in 360º storytelling in Google’s touching father-and daughter-journey “Pearl” by Academy Award® winner Patrick Osborne. The show also features a late-night bonus of four provocative shorts exclusively for mature audiences.  This year’s show includes an expanded selection of fresh student films from leading animation schools in the U.S., Belgium, Canada, Korea and Russia.
Featuring techniques ranging from hand-drawn to stop-motion to the latest computer-generated imagery, the 16 extraordinary films in this program were created by animators from Belgium, Canada, France, Israel, Korea, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Scotland, the U.K., and the U.S. Their themes range from gay issues and civil rights, to deeply felt personal stories, to the wacky humor that animation does so well. Many have garnered awards from prestigious festivals around the world.
For 16 years, The Animation Show of Shows, founded and curated by Ron Diamond, has been presenting new and innovative short films to animation studios, societies, schools and festivals around the world. Over the years, 32 of the films showcased in the Show of Shows went on to receive Academy Award® nominations, with nine films winning the Oscar®.
Films include:
• Stems – Ainslie Hendersen (Scotland)
• Shift – Cecilia Puglesi & Yijun Liu (U.S.)
• Pearl – Patrick Osborne (U.S.)
• Crin-crin – Iris Alexandre (Belgium)
• Mirror – Chris Ware, John Kuramoto, Ira Glass (U.S.)
• Last summer in the garden – bekky O’Neil (Canada)
• Waiting for the New Year – Vladimir Leschiov (Latvia)
• Piper – Alan Barillaro (U.S.)
• Bøygen – Kristian Pedersen (Norway)
• Afternoon Class – Seoro Oh (Korea)
• About a Mother – Dina Velikovskaya (Russia)
• Exploozy – Joshua Gunn, Trevor Piecham, & John McGowan (U.S.)
• Corpus – Marc Héricher (France)
• Blue – Daniela Sherer (Israel)
• Manoman – Simon Cartwright (England)
• All Their Shades – Chloé Alliez (Belgium)
This screening is free and open to the public, and RSVPs are not required or accepted.  Please note, all films are unrated, and some might not be suitable for children.