Doc Shorts: Animated Lives
A collection that demonstrates animation isn't just for fiction.
CountryU.S. Germany France U.K. China
Film CategoryAnimation Spotlight Art & Architecture Spotlight Asian Focus Chinese Spotlight International Spotlight Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Shorts Competition Women in Film Spotlight
SubjectArt Disabilities Food and Drink Jewish Native American Suicide Women's Issues
Two bikers travel 500 miles to ask a question about beer.
A woman with face blindness uses art as a way to finally recognize herself.
Lotte That Silhouette Girl
A profile of underappreciated animator Lotte Reiniger, who ignited the screen with shadows, light, and her pair of magical scissors.
Maya Bdeg'a (Pelican Hill)
A heroic pelican takes shape on the banks of Lake Traverse as unwanted visitors approach.
My Grandfather's Memory Book
A personal reflection about an unusual sketchbook that captures a lifetime of memories and connects three generations.
5 Years After the War
Growing up between an absent Iraqi father and an ever-present Jewish mother.
Story of Aishan
A woman uses light and animation to interpret what life is like for her blind friend.
Three people reflect on their experiences with a recognizable landmark and popular suicide location.