Featuring "Parade de Satie"; "My Life I Don't Want"; "The Italian Gaze"; "The Catcher" and "Java"
"Parade de Satie" - A parade
Animated Short - Japan, 14:12
Directed by Koji Yamamura
Koji was born on 1964 in Japan. He graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in 1987. In 1993, he founded Yamamura Animation, Inc. Mt. Head (02) was nominated for an OscarⓇ in 2003, and awarded the 6 Grand Prix include Annecy 03, Zagreb 04 and Hiroshima 04. Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor (07) awarded the Grand Prix at Ottawa. He is also an illustrator and several picture books are published. He is currently a sub-chairman of the Japan Animation Association (JAA) and a member of the board of directors of the Japanese branch of the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA). A visiting professor of Tokyo Zokei University and a professor of department of Animation, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts.
"The Catcher" directed by Jamie Brindle - Based on a true story: 1930's professional ball player, Moe Berg, is recruited by the burgeoning U.S. intelligence department known as the O.S.S. and sent on a mission that would impact the greatest war the world has ever seen.
Narrative Short -
"Java" - Handsome butch, Jet, has an odd hobby. She escapes by sketching the same woman every day: coffee addicted Diana. Diana doesn’t notice much, including Jet, until she is jolted awake by a traumatic vision. Diana confronts Jet and learns of this
Narrative Short -
Directed by Giovanna Chesler
Writer, Director, Executive Producer Giovanna Chesler directs films addressing the body, sexuality, and gender. Her fiction shorts “BeauteouS” and “Bye Bi Love” have screened at over 100 juried film festivals in 15 countries and won awards from Chicago International Film Festival and University Film and Video Association. Most recently, Giovanna produced the feature documentary “Out in the Night.” Nationally broadcast on PBS and LOGO, “Out in the Night” earned fifteen awards include Best Documentary (Jury and Audience) at Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and Audience Award for Best Documentary at New Orleans International Film Festival. As a documentary director, Giovanna’s feature “Period: The End of Menstruation” (Cinema Guild) facilitated an international discussion on pharmaceuticals when The New York Times made “Period” a cover story.
Giovanna is Associate Professor and Director of Film and Video Studies at George Mason University. She teaches fiction directing and holds an M.F.A. in Cinema from San Francisco State University (Most Distinguished Graduate). In 2016, she was named one of the top 31 Women in Film by Women in Film and Video-DC, and she awarded Most Distinguished Filmmaker by San Diego Women in Film and Video in 2006. Giovanna was selected as a Fast Track Fellow by Film Independent in 2013 with “Out in the Night.”
Not ready to update your web experience? Send your ticket requests HERE
"My Life I Don't Want" - A short animated film about the life of a Myanmar girl inspired by the true stories in Myanmar.
Animated Short - Myanmar, 11:54
Directed by Nyan Kyal Say (Mandalay, MYANMAR, 1994) is a Burmese freelance animation artist, as well as a house surgeon´. He makes animations, draw cartoons and illustration for edutainment for the people, especially in Myanmar, besides the medical career.
"The Italian Gaze" - An Italian artist who emigrated looks back at his native country through an animated film made with thousands of hand colored oil painted photographs.
Experimental Short - Italy, 13:39
Directed by Sandro Del Rosario
Born in Italy, with a background in Graphic Design and Photography, Sandro Del Rosario came to the U.S. in 1998 with a Fulbright Scholarship to study for an MFA in Experimental Animation at CalArts, in California.
His work has been awarded and exhibited in many festivals and venues worldwide, including at the Annecy Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Berlinale Talent Campus, the MoMa, the Lincoln Center and the Hong Kong Film Festival.
Sandro’s films and installations are inspired by places, feelings and memories of feelings, distilled through a labor intense process that transforms still images, photos, paintings and collages in moving, imaginary spaces.
Over the past ten years Sandro has been a fellow in residence with his work at a number of prestigious foundations in Europe and in the U.S, at the Bogliasco Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Santa Fe Art Institute among the others.
He also traveled extensively as an instructor, Visiting Artist and lecturer at non-profit foundations and universities across the States, and he is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Animation at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.