Doc Shorts: Animated Lives

74 min.

Bike Trip

Tom Schroeder

Two bikers travel 500 miles to ask a question about beer.

2017
11 min.
Dutch & English

Carlotta's Face

Valentin Riedl & Frédéric Schuld

A woman with face blindness uses art as a way to finally recognize herself.

2018
5 min.
German

Lotte That Silhouette Girl

Elizabeth Beecherl & Carla Patullo

A profile of underappreciated animator Lotte Reiniger, who ignited the screen with shadows, light, and her pair of magical scissors.

2018
10 min.

Maya Bdeg'a (Pelican Hill)

Dana Conroy

A heroic pelican takes shape on the banks of Lake Traverse as unwanted visitors approach.

2018
4 min.

My Grandfather's Memory Book

Colin Levy

A personal reflection about an unusual sketchbook that captures a lifetime of memories and connects three generations.

2018
4 min.

5 Years After the War

Samuel Albaric, Ulysse Lefort & Martin Wiklund

Growing up between an absent Iraqi father and an ever-present Jewish mother.

2017
17 min.
French

Marfa

Greg McLeod & Myles McLeod

Marfa: a town on the borderlands of Texas; a place out of time; a desert where strange lights dance in the night sky.

2017
9 min.

Story of Aishan

Hong Jia Bao

A woman uses light and animation to interpret what life is like for her blind friend.

2018
5 min.
Chinese

Hoan Alone

Aaron Johnson

Three people reflect on their experiences with a recognizable landmark and popular suicide location.

2018
9 min.