Best Animation Films from Palm Springs ShortFest 2007

The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles announced today that a screening of the Best Animation Films from Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Festival 2007 will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles as part of the Animation 21 Lecture Series. Selected Best Animation Films will be shown beginning at 6:30 PM in the BIG ROOM at 2900 31st Street, Santa Monica.

The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles appreciates the help of Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Festival for arranging this screening and looks forward to further collaborations.


THE NEEDFUL HEAD – U.S.A., 5 minutes, Director: Zeth Willie
Fed up with his lack of control over the things that come out of his mouth, a ghoulish character decides that the best solution is to simply get rid of it, in this twisted animated story about what can happen when you lose your head…

WINDOWS MASKS DOORS – U.S.A., 5 min., Director: Sarah Orenstein
An astounding example of experimental animation that is short, sweet and constantly surprising.

MADAME TUTLI PUTLI – Canada, 18 minutes, Directors: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski
Madam Tutli-Putli boards the night train and finds herself drawn into a desperate metaphysical adventure with an undertow of mystery and suspense.

YOURS TRULY – U.K., 7 min., Director: Osbert Parker
Film Noir takes an animated turn when classic movie footage is remixed into a new stop-motion-fueled story.

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT – Mexico, 7 min., Director: Miguel Anaya
Boy finds girl but loses his sight… Can the young couple in this wonderful Mexican animation see things right?

THE INTERIOR MONOLOGUE OF GILL THE GOLDFISH – Canada, 7 min, Director: Jim Goodall, Bob Warwick
A hysterically foul-mouthed goldfish gives a running commentary about the things that are wrong with living life in a fishbowl… starting with the lack of a female ‘fin’.

THE PEARCE SISTERS – U.K., 10 Minutes, Director: Luis Cook
From Aardman Animation (Creature Comforts, Wallace and Gromit) comes this twisted tale about two sisters, smoked fish, and a dead body.


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