BLOCK K - ANIMATION
SUNY Cortland - Sperry Center RM 106
Sunday, April 22nd at 1:30pm
Free & Open to the Public
Directed by Haonan Wang
Runtime - 3:38
The journey of a man escaping the concrete jungle of the modern city with help from spiritual black birds.
DAILY LIFE OF AN ACTRESS
Directed by Linnea Sage
Runtime - 1:00
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!
Directed by Ty Primosch
Runtime - 5:45
A corkscrew with a screw loose battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs trapped inside.
Directed by Joan Zhonga
Runtime - 14:20
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.
Directed by Bijiao Liu
Runtime - 4:12
A boy falls into a game world and begins his evil journey.
Directed by Pei Yao
Runtime - 2:51
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.
Directed by Christopher Dobbs Jr.
Runtime - 10:55
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
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.
Directed by Chaerin Im
Runtime - 3:32
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
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...
Directed by Dan Azoulay
Runtime - 7:37
"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.
Directed by Grace Evetts
Runtime - 3:30
You don't have to think pink - even if you're a flamingo!
Directed by Joe Loftus
Runtime - 4:58
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
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
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.