Short Films Three

Shorts | 75 min.

Recommended ages: 12+

Stoke your energy with this electric lineup, which includes the inventive Fired Up!, punching up a podium speech with animated inspiration. Tough-talking French teens broker high-stakes deals in The Geneva Convention, and The Fancies highlights the fun in fungi with a new breed of absurdly hilarious creatures from Cartoon Network.

Shorts in this lineup:

The Fancies (Episodes 1&2)

USA | Animation
Stephen Neary; 2017, 4 min.

The Fancies are brainless, peaceful prehistoric fungi with hollow bodies and an ability to "eat" through their feet. They enjoy singing, dancing, and living happily in an isolated place called Fancytown.

Fired Up!

Colombia, Israel, USA | Animation
Dan Fipphen & Elyse Kelly; 2017, 4 min.

Never underestimate the power of one voice to change things, as wittily illustrated by 14 artists from around the world in this animated speech by Barack Obama.

The Geneva Convention

France | Live Action
Benoît Martin; 2016, 15 min.

in French, with English subtitles

When tensions run high at the school bus stop, a budding diplomat steps up to broker peace.

Negative Space

France | Animation
Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata; 2017, 6 min.

The art of packing bags—and memories—is beautifully examined in this 2018 Oscar® nominee for Best Animated Short Film.

Old Bear

France | Animation
François Heiser; 2016, 11 min.

A girl and a bear share an apartment, and, like most roommates, they try to balance their own quirky habits to make harmony. But they may need to reexamine what’s polite and what’s way too wild in order to become true friends.

Poles Apart

UK | Animation
Paloma Baeza; 2017, 12 min.

Nanuk, a tough-talking polar bear, meets Aklak, an enthusiastic grizzly, when he encroaches on her own dwindling turf, and she’s understandably a little less than patient with his clueless cheer.

Scent of Geranium

USA | Animation
Naghmeh Frazaneh; 2016, 5 min.

When you are new to a country, even the simplest things can trip you up, until you learn that blossoming on your own time is just fine.


France | Animation
Chloë Lesueur; 2016, 9 min.

Are you a cut-out, or will you define the contours of your character and shape your own path?

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