87 min / digital


How do you coax life out of thin air? Find out in this program dedicated entirely to the magical art of animation.

Some mature content. Cast and crew scheduled to attend.

Co-presented by: Art Institute, Platt College


  1. Death Buy Lemonade

    Kyu-bum Lee / Canada / 2010 / 2 min

    A little girl running a lemonade stand has a run in with Death.
  2. Vigour

    Chang Dai / Canada / 2011 / 2 min

    A celebration of joyful movement, aliveness, hand-drawn animation, and sheer Vigour.
  3. New Digs

    Martin Sen / South Africa / 2010 / 2 min

    A little hamster, feeling neglected and unloved by his owner, decides to leave his rotten home in search of a better one.
  4. Sketchi

    Lily Sun / Canada / 2010 / 3 min

    A girl struggles to revive her beloved dead dog.
  5. Defective Detective

    Avner Geller, Stevie Lewis / USA / 2011 / 4 min

    A washed-up detective's imagination runs wild as he tries to solve the most critical case of his career.
  6. Rubbuds

    Jan Chen / USA / 2009 / 3 min

    On a boring night, a motley crew of RUBBUDS embark on an unforgettable journey of ecstasy.
  7. Daisy

    Rohitash Rao / USA / 2010 / 2 min

    A little girl learns the dire consequences of pulling petals off a daisy.
  8. Enrique Wrecks The World

    David Chai / USA / 2010 / 4 min

    Enrique learns the hard way that actions speak louder than birds!
  9. Guard Dog Global Jam!

    Bill Plympton, David Chai, Perry Chen, et al. / 2011 / 5 min

    75 different artists combined their talents (and styles) for this crazy-quilt remake of an Oscar-nominated short.
  10. Seth & Maria

    Sam Chen / USA / 2011 / 4 min

    Seth & Maria are addicted to marijuana and they will stop at nothing to keep getting high.
  11. Sour: Tone Of Everyday

    Masashi Kawamura / Japan / 2009 / 4 min

    A global music video shot entirely using webcams by fans of the Japanese band Sour.
  12. Heart

    Erick Oh / USA / 2010 / 8 min

    An exploration into the meaning of life, what we fight for, and how we tend to destroy each other.
  13. Libangbang

    Chia-chi Tseng / USA / 2010 / 5 min

    Through the lens of poetry, this animated short is inspired by the flying fish of Orchid Island in Taiwan.
  14. Purpleman, A

    Tak Hoon Kim / South Korea / 2010 / 13 min

    Based on the true story of North Korean defector Hyuck Kim, who escaped prison to find safety in South Korea.
  15. No More Questions

    Rauch Brothers / USA / 2011 / 4 min

    Based on a real-life interview for StoryCorps, Kay Wang takes her son and granddaughter down memory lane before her death a few weeks later.
  16. Lighthouse, The

    Po Chou Chi / USA / 2010 / 7 min

    A poignant story about a father’s undying support of his son and his dreams.
  17. Lost Thing, The

    Shaun Tan, Andrew Ruhemann / Australia / 2010 / 15 min

    2011 Academy Award Winner for Best Animated Short. A boy finds a strange creature on a beach and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.


October 23, 2011 2:30 pm
Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas

October 26, 2011 6:30 pm
Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas