NYICFF Rocks: Musical Shorts (2020)

Toe-tapping and seat-swaying are definitely encouraged in this spirited global tour of musical shorts. Bop alongside ShalaBonBon’s pop-inspired Japanese beat, swing with Cabaret-era jazz in the wacky I Have a Little Cactus, and get squirrely with excitement following Maestro’s lead. And we promise, no snoozy lullabies here! Full lineup to be announced soon.

shorts in this program:


Japan | World Premiere
Animation, Yoko Yuki, 2019, 2 min
In Japanese, with English subtitles

I Have a Little Cactus (The Musifants)

Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus
Germany | East Coast Premiere
Animation, Meike Fehre & Sabine Dully, 2019, 4 min
In German, with English subtitles


Animation, Illogic, 2019, 2 min
No dialogue

Angel’s Trumpet

Estonia | East Coast Premiere
Animation, Martinus Klemet, 2019, 3 min
No dialogue

C is for Cars

Canada |
Animation, Warren Brown, 2019, 1 min
In English

Like Sugar

United States |
Live Action, Kim Gehrig, 2018, 4 min
In English

My Brother Makes the Noises in the Movies (The Musifants)

Mein Bruder macht im Tonfilm die Geräusche
Germany | World Premiere
Animation, Meike Fehre & Sabine Dully, 2020, 4 min
In German, with English subtitles

Types of Triangles

United States | World Premiere
Animated Documentary, Drew Roberts, 2017, 4 min
In English

Kids for Kids

Kinderen voor Kinderen
Animation, Job, Joris & Marieke, 2019, 3 min
In Dutch

Running Up That Hill

United States | World Premiere
Animation, Jo Roy, 2019, 5 min
In English

I Haven’t Seen You in Forever (They Might Be Giants)

United States | New York Premiere
Animation, Todd Goldstein, 2015, 2 min
In English


United Kingdom
Live Action, Ewan Jones Morris, 2019, 5 min
No dialogue


United Kingdom | World Premiere
Animation, Joe Wood, 2017, 2 min
No dialogue


United Kingdom
Animation, , 2019, 5 min
In English

Lil Buck at Fondation Louis Vuitton

United Kingdom
Live Action, Andrew Margetson, 2016, 4 min
In English