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Timely, beautiful and poignant, The 22nd Animation Show Of Shows, a curated selection of the “best of the best” animated short films created by students and professionals around the world, returns to theaters across North America this fall. Featuring films from 10 countries, the 2022 edition of the program offers an array of highly imaginative, thought-provoking, and moving works that reflect the filmmakers’ unique perspectives and their relationship to the world.
This 22nd edition is especially timely and relevant. It comprises 10 films -- nine recent, along with one restored classic -- which deal with both the anxieties and hopes in a world faced with a seemingly endless series of existential crises.
“Animation is an incredibly versatile medium that allows artists to explore situations and ideas that you won’t see anywhere else,” says ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS founder and curator Ron Diamond. “From political and philosophical concerns, to the complexities of individual identity and personal relationships, animated short films are uniquely able to capture the many facets of human experience.”
With a run time of 88 minutes, this year's show is kid-friendly, life-affirming, funny, inspirational, purposeful and memorable.
THE 22nd ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS includes films which have qualified for Academy Award® consideration.
The complete lineup is:
Beyond Noh -- Patrick Smith/Kaori Ishida (U.S./Japan)
Empty Places -- Geoffroy de Crecy (France)
Beseder (Good and Better) -- Gil Alkabetz (Germany)
Zoizoglyph -- Jeanne Apergis (France)
Rain (Deszcz) -- Piotr Milczarek (Poland)
Average Happiness -- Maja Gehrig (Switzerland)
Aurora -- Jo Meuris (U.S.)
Yes-People -- Gísli Darri Halldórsson (Iceland)
Ties -- Dina Velikovskaya (Germany/Russia)
The Man Who Planted Trees -- Frederic Back (Canada)
Tue December 6, 7:30 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium