Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

The Animation Show of Shows

2013-2015, Various filmmakers and nations, ca. 95 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Oct 16th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 16th 6:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 16th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 17th 3:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 17th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Oct 18th 5:00pm
  • Mon, Oct 19th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Oct 20th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 21st 6:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 21st 8:00pm
  • Thu, Oct 22nd 8:00pm
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Chicago premiere! Ron Diamond in person!

"One of the most profound cinematic experiences of the year." — Carlos Aguilar, SydneysBuzz

Now in its 17th year, this is the apex of animation compilation shows, prized by industry professionals, students, and fans (annually packing the 6500-seat theater at Comic-Con). It is curated by animation expert and producer Ron Diamond, who has scouted 37 eventual Oscar nominees and 14 winners among the many prize-winners culled over the years from around the globe. Also included are engaging short profiles of several of the animators. DCP digital. (MR)

This year’s crop of 11 films includes:

OCTOBER 16: Ron Diamond, producer and curator of THE ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, will be present at the 8:00 screening for audience discussion and Skype Q&A with participating animators TBA.

THE STORY OF PERCIVAL PILTS

THE STORY OF PERCIVAL PILTS

2015, Janette Goodey and John Lewis, Australia, 8 min.

A whimsical story about living an impractical life based on a childhood promise.

TANT DE FORÊTS

TANT DE FORÊTS

2014, Geoffrey Godet and Burcu Sankur, France, 4 min.

Based on a poem by Jacques Prévert.

SNOWFALL

SNOWFALL

2015, Conor Whelan, Ireland, 5 min.

An anxious young man has a moving experience at a friend’s house party.

THE BALLAD OF HOLLAND ISLAND HOUSE

THE BALLAD OF HOLLAND ISLAND HOUSE

2015, Lynn Tomlinson, USA, 5 min.

Animated clay paintings tell the true story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay.

ASCENSION

ASCENSION

2013, Thomas Bourdis, Martin de Coudenhove, Caroline Domergue, Colin Laubry, and Florian Vecchione, France, 8 min.

In the early years of the 20th century, two climbers make the traditional ascent, carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary to the top of the mountain. Their trip does not go according to plan.

BEHIND THE TREES

BEHIND THE TREES

2015, Amanda Palmer and Avi Ofer, USA, 3 min.

An imaginative animated short created from a found voice memo, “Behind the Trees” features Amanda Palmer’s reflections on the curious things her husband – Neil Gaiman – mutters while he sleeps.

WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS

WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS

2014, Konstantin Bronzit, Russia, 16 min.

Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream.

MESSAGES DANS L’AIR

MESSAGES DANS L’AIR

2015, Isabel Favez, Switzerland, 7 min.

A young woman has a secret: she is in love with her neighbor, a boxer. Thanks to her cat’s adventures, she will have closer contact with her love.

LOVE IN THE TIME OF MARCH MADNESS

LOVE IN THE TIME OF MARCH MADNESS

2014, Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambrano, USA/Australia, 10 min.

Melissa Johnson hit 6' 4" in 8th grade. This made her an instant basketball star, but...

STRIPY

STRIPY

2015, Babek Nekooei and Behnoud Nekooei, Iran, 4 min.

At a massive factory, the workers have all been given one simple instruction: paint stripes on the boxes. The work is getting done in the usual, monotonous way… that is until one of the workers decides to paint his boxes a little differently.

WORLD OF TOMORROW

WORLD OF TOMORROW

2015, Don Hertzfeldt, USA, 17 min.

A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

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