ANIMATION/UNDER 5min. Festival

November 14, 2019

November 14, 2019


Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton Street, Toronto


Events Description

A showcase of the ANIMATION and Under 5 Minute Short Films from around the world today.


THE SPIRIT SEAM 15min., USA, Animation
Directed by Ashley Gerst
The Spirit Seam is a short animated film about a little girl, Pollywog, and her Pap-Paw. Located in an Appalachain coal-mining town in the 1950s, the film takes the audience through the daily life of both characters.

Directed by Suraya Raja
We’ve all had thoughts of what might happen should we jump from a high place, drop the baby, or stab someone with a fork. Usually we can dismiss them without a care – but what if we couldn’t?

THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING, 22min., Canada, Animation
Directed by Arna Selznick
The Most Magnificent Thing is an inspirational story about a little girl with a creative spirit, determined to make great things. Joined by her best friend, her pet dog, the two happily explore the world, doing absolutely everything together. When she receives her very own tool kit, the little girl sets out to make the most magnificent thing for her best friend – but it’s not as easy as she thinks! The Most Magnificent Thing is a timeless tale about learning through perseverance and hard work, the power of love, and selflessness.

MI DI WORM no. 10, 1min., Switzerland, Animation
Directed by Barbara Peikert
The starting material is a frame-to-frame animation art of 2-Stop motion: A production with visual effects. Of the type related to a stereoscopic recording, the flickering wiggling-picture ramifications of the yellow color animate strokes on a red background.

IN AN EMPTY WOOD, 2min., USA, Animation
Directed by Chia-Hsin Lee
This is a poetic animation film on the jealousy of seeing someone succeed in a path you once considered.

EPIPHANY, 4min., Egypt, Drama
Directed by Luai Akl
It all begins while the 11 years old main character is lying down alone with his childish and emotional imagination on the floor waiting for an unrecognized punishment from his father while locking him up in a room.

SAND IN THE SKY, 4min., USA, Drama
Directed by Dana Saint
Traveling with a baby is an interesting thing. They add all sorts of challenges to any trip you do. Long flights, strollers, nap schedules, and car seats all seem to pile up and complicate what is supposed to be a relaxing vacation. Sometimes, you may even find yourself wondering…is all this effort worth it for a baby who won’t even remember the trip? All these experiences and memories will eventually disappear, like a fading dream. So is it worth it?

ONE TWICE A DAY, 3min., USA, Drama
Directed by Sofia Streisand
During a routine health check a doctor discovers that there’s something terribly wrong with his patient….

IN SEARCH OF A MOMENT, 4min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Jake Davis
Join wildlife photographer Jake Davis in the wilderness as he reflects on time, nature, and the magic of encountering animals in the wild.

THUNDERBIRD, 3min., Canada, Documentary
Directed by Erin Collins
Thunderbird is a short documentary exploring the story of Steven Collins, an international Olympic ski jumper. Using archive footage and photos, Thunderbird gives a genuine look at Steven’s story.

CROSSING: 2036, 4min., USA, Action/Sci-FI
Directed by Max Kleinman
After a long journey through the desert, a young woman finds herself suddenly alone, and in the enemy’s sights.

Who is it for?

All ages


Tickets : Free

How to get tickets?

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Date: Thursday November 14, 2019 | 7pm to 9pm

Venue & Address

Carlton Cinemas, 20 Carlton Street

Wheelchair accessible

Free Parking

Street Parking

Paid Parking

Accessible by Public Transport

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