Creepy, crawly, and cute: these creatures open doors to our imagination.
– Selena Lee
Dir. Lily Sun* | Canada 2010 | 3:00
A girl struggles to revive her beloved dog.
Lily Sun is a graduate of Sheridan College, with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation.
Hang In There
Dir. Leslie Supnet | Canada 2009 | 3:20
A nightmarish short about a young couple and a troubled bear.
Leslie Supnet was featured at Reel Asian in 2009 and has shown internationally at festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Dir. Blair Fukumura* | Canada 2011 | 5:55
The playful journey of a paper boy who is rescued by a forgotten Japanese paper doll.
Blair Fukumura is a multimedia artist from Winnipeg. He has been featured at Reel Asian, LA Shorts Fest, and Inside Out.
Dir. Lena Hayoung Chun | Canada 2009 | 6:40
A composited animation about a young woman conflicted by the commodification of beauty.
Lena Hayoung Chun is an animator and multimedia artist. She is an OCAD graduate and has shown work in Toronto, Seoul, and New York.
Dir. Stefanie Wong | Canada 2010 | 4:26
As a young girl drifts through imaginary and real worlds, she encounters a mysterious creature in a closet of memories.
Stefanie Wong is a graduate from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Her diverse art practice combines textile, film, and animation.
Libangbang (Flying Fish)
Dir. Chia-Chi Tseng | USA 2010 | 4:37
The flying fish are creatures that connect the land, air, and people. This film is dedicated to the people of Orchid Island.
Chia-Chi Tseng is a multimedia artist who received her MFA from the University of Southern California.
Dir. Mirai Mizue | Japan 2011 | 5:38
Chaotic patterns emerge onscreen and a melody develops in this experiment to synchronize our visual and auditory senses.
Mirai Mizue was born in 1981 in Tokyo and studied animation at Tama Art University from 2002. His films have been shown in more than 100 festivals around the world.
Dir. Bum Lee | South Korea 2011 | 3:00
Who will prevail in this evolutionary race—the Swimmers or the Eaters?
Bum Lee is a graduate from Carnegie Mellon University and now lives in Seoul. He was the recipient of a Fulbright grant to South Korea.
Dir. Momoko Seto | France/Japan 2011 | 9:30
Plants rule on Planet Z and all seems harmonious and delicate until, little by little, a destructive fungus upsets the balance of the ecosystem.
Momoko Seto recently won Best Movie at the Festival International du Film Merveilleux in Paris and was in official selection at Berlinale 2011.
In a Pig’s Eye
Dir. Atsushi Wada | Japan 2010 | 10:10
Bizarre and captivating, this animation portrays a family’s interactions with a giant pig outside their home
Atsushi Wada was born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, in 1980. He studied at Osaka Kyoiku University, Image Forum Institute of Moving Image, and Tokyo University of the Arts.
Dir. Kei Oyanma | Japan 2008 | 16:00
A grotesque coming-of-age story that portrays the insecurities of an adolescent son who is obsessed with his body and his ill-at-ease family.
Kei Oyama is a graduate from the Image Forum Institute of Moving Image and Tokyo Zokei University.