18th Animation Show of Shows

  • Fri Mar 10
  • Sat Mar 11
    $5 / $4 kids
    12 & under
  • Sun Mar 12
    $5.50 all
18th Animation Show of Shows

The Animation Show of Shows returns for its second year in theaters with 12 charming family-friendly films. 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. This is not surprising, since the most interesting and groundbreaking work is being done at these hotbeds of creativity. 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.

Twelve films appropriate for ages 6+ will be shown on March 11th. When the program screens on March 10th & 12th, four additional films – Corpus, Blue, Manoman and All Their Shades – that approach their mature subjects in more graphic detail, will be shown. (Appropriate for ages 14+) Young patrons will be given the opportunity to leave before these films screen. Film descriptions can be found at animationshowofshows.com

  • 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.)
  • 5 minute intermission on March 10th & 12th
  • Corpus—Marc Héricher (France)
  • Blue—Daniela Sherer (Israel)
  • Manoman—Simon Cartwright (England)
  • All Their Shades—Chloé Alliez (Belgium)

The program is curated by Ron Diamond and presented by Acme Filmworks.

website: animationshowofshows.com

Ithaca premiere
DCP color
1 hour 30 minutes
release year/country