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BLOCK K - ANIMATION

SUNY Cortland - Sperry Center RM 106

Sunday, April 22nd at 1:30pm

Free & Open to the Public

BLACK BIRD

Directed by Haonan Wang

Runtime - 3:38

Synopsis:

The journey of a man escaping the concrete jungle of the modern city with help from spiritual black birds.

BRAINLESS AGENDA:

DAILY LIFE OF AN ACTRESS

Directed by Linnea Sage

Runtime - 1:00

Synopsis:

A satirical animation depicting what every actress that has ever lived has experienced at least once. It happened before the news of Harvey broke and it will keep happening!

CORKY

Directed by Ty Primosch

Runtime - 5:45

Synopsis:

A corkscrew with a screw loose battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs trapped inside.

ETHNOPHOBIA

Directed by Joan Zhonga

Runtime - 14:20

Synopsis:

The different skin colours of the multicoloured creatures cause their peaceful coexistence to gradually collapse under the weight of discrimination and jealousy – despite the fact that their similarities far outweigh their differences.

GLUTTONOUS SNAKE

Directed by Bijiao Liu

Runtime - 4:12

Synopsis:

A boy falls into a game world and begins his evil journey.

PINK BUBBLES

Directed by Pei Yao

Runtime - 2:51

Synopsis:

Pink Bubbles is a short 3D animation about a lonely whale looking for a companionship. Diving underwater, this whale has been ignored by other whales because their calls are on different frequencies. As he is a fighter, he never gives up on finding someone who can understand him. His longing leads him to a tragic end.

SEA-TECTIVES

Directed by Christopher Dobbs Jr.

Runtime - 10:55

 

Synopsis:

Sea-Tectives (2017) is a ten and a half minute animated short film about a duo of deep sea detectives in an underwater city. Fish are vanishing throughout the city and it is up to Charlemagne Clawes (a lobster) and Orville Sinclair (a clam) to save the day. This case, however, is more than what it seems and the duo will also be faced with the effect their growing celebrity has upon their friendship.

SUNNY & GERD IN SPRING CLEANING

Directed by DaCosta Bayley

Runtime - 5:35

Synopsis:

A whistle blows, signalling break time. Gerd sits in his favourite spot to enjoy his break and catch up on some reading. Unbeknownst to Gerd, his best friend Sunny is about to deny him any respite from the day’s grind. Things go from zero to “wha’-tha’?!” when Sunny finds himself in a tight spot and Gerd has to rescue his little buddy. Some quick thinking and a little hacking just might save the day.

THE GENESIS

Directed by Chaerin Im

Runtime - 3:32

 

Synopsis:

An Eastern and Feminine reinterpretation of the 7days of creation through tattoo, a primeval art itself.

THE LAST PORTRAIT

Directed by Hina Fujimoto

Runtime - 6:40

Synopsis:

The essential focus in this film is about a peculiar contemporary Japanese funeral ritual. As in many countries, a person’s death isn’t always just the concern of the immediate family. Totally unrelated people such as, funeral directors and photoshop editors are involved. We are all aware that we will die one day, however we can’t actually experience what happens to us after we die...

THE LONELIEST

Directed by Dan Azoulay

Runtime - 7:37

 

Synopsis:

"The Loneliest" is an animated series dealing with loneliness. Based on "An Existential Perspective On Loneliness" by Michele A. Carter, each episode deals with a certain aspect of the concept and illustrates it by telling the story of the loneliest something.

WILDER LIFE

Directed by Grace Evetts

Runtime - 3:30

Synopsis:

You don't have to think pink - even if you're a flamingo!

WOODEN CHILD

Directed by Joe Loftus

Runtime - 4:58

 

Synopsis:

On his way home a man hits a child with his car, the wooden child.

YIN AND YANG

Directed by Jing Yuan (Mavis) Huang

Runtime - 5:59

Synopsis:

Yin and Yang is a story about a boy who is running away from a bully. He accidentally runs into a lake and is saved by the ghost of a girl who lives under the water. In spite of his fear of the girl’s skeleton-like appearance, the boy realizes that she is kind and becomes friends with her. However, when they become friends, the secret of the girl begins to unfold.

YOU ARE HERE

Directed by Deb Ethier

Runtime - 0:59

 

Synopsis:

Inspired by a postcard and by the many summers spent at a remote Northern Ontario lake in my youth, this short animation is a dusk-to-dawn meditation on the crossroads between the seen and the unseen. From the one-person Seat of the Pants Film Lab, aka Deb Ethier.