Filmmaker KOJER painstakingly rotoscoped characters and objects from Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and other Studio Ghibli films, then composited the animation over live footage. The scale is off at times, but we still want to live in that world.
Poignant and thought-provoking, Naghmeh Farzaneh made Scent of Geranium to share the universally relatable feelings of anxiety, alienation, and isolation she felt as a new immigrant to the United States, with a quirky yet intimate hand drawn style.
After isolating himself from the rest of the world in a extremely rural area, Brian finds companionship from an unlikely source in this amusing, emotional, and slightly odd 12-minute tale of loneliness and companionship in London-based Jim Archer’sBrian and Charles.
Winner of numerous sci-fi awards and accolades, Kurt Dettbarn’s poignant and charming Sad Monster gives us a glimpse into what life would be like for the imaginary monster living in his daughter’s closet, after she outgrows him.
Donovan Murdock loves his coin. Do not, under any circumstances, take it away from him. Or at least wear a GoPro when you do. A hyperbolic homage to Contra and numerous other video games by Exit 73 Studios.
Boston-based artist Jake Fried has created a very entertaining, minute long animation with ink, gouache, white-out and coffee, drawn by hand. You might want to watch it more than once – the details are rich and fleeting.