Animated Short Contenders Focus on Friends, Family and Community

Animated Short Contenders Focus on Friends, Family and Community

7 Lbs 8 Oz

7lbs 8oz

7lbs 8oz

Courtesy of DP Ino Yang Popper

A young family from Asia moves to Jersey City, and finds beauty in the new community.


A potential pilot is a baggage handler to be close to the aircraft.


Clyde is facing trauma after his fiancee and handsome looks are taken from him in an accident.

The Boy and the Mole, Fox and Horse

The four unlikely friends that make up the title of the quartet embark on a relatable journey to discover their home.

La Calesita

A cheerful operator of a merry-go round finds joy in spreading happiness to his community.


A young boy watches over a canary in a coalmine. But, he complicates matters when he teaches it to play dead.

The Cave

In this stop-motion short, a boy longs for attention from his father, a stoic fisherman.

Christopher on Sea

A young man embarks on a transatlantic journey aboard a cargo vessel, where he confronts the repressed sexuality of his longing and struggles to find it.


This short tells the story of a love story between two cable cars that are about to be destroyed.

Do not Feed the Pigeons

Do Not Feed The Pigeons

Do Not Feed The Pigeons

Courtesy Of The New Yorker

A group of pigeons brings life to a desolated bus station and brings joy and peace to the area.

The Flying Sailor

After two ships collide, a sailor is launched into air.

Ice Merchants

Ice Merchants

Ice Merchants

Courtesy Of The New Yorker

A father and son live on a remote cliff, and they parachute to a distant village every day to sell ice.

Laika & Nemo

Nemo is constantly wearing a diving suit and a bulbous helmet wherever he goes and finds himself being marginalized. He meets an actual astronaut.

Love, Dad

A daughter finds letters from her father and decides to write them back.

More Than I Want to Remember

A young refugee sets off on a search for her missing family.

New Moon

Mother and son in West Philadelphia dream of their lives and dreams as the moon shines down on them.

The Originals

Union Street Boys are a tight-knit group of friends who reflect on growing up together.


A shipwrecked fisherman is looking for a mythical islandle when he meets a mysterious woman he believes could be divine.




Courtesy of Disney

A young ballet dancer struggles to see her body in the mirrors of the studio.

The Seine’s Tears

In October 1961, a cameraman takes to the streets to document Algerian workers protesting a mandatory police curfew.

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