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Animation Show of Shows

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Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 90 min.

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The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, a curated selection of the best animated short films created by students and professionals around the world, is coming to Vimeo. With theaters shuttered due to the COVID-19 virus, this special online presentation of past editions of the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS offers viewers an unprecedented opportunity to experience the joy, creativity and inspiration of the world’s best animated shorts.

More than simply a collection representing the unique visions of leading international artists, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS is specifically designed to highlight the universality of shared ideals and remind us of the indomitability of the human spirit. Thus, it’s a particularly appropriate form of entertainment for these challenging times, providing welcome relief and reassurance.


20th Annual Animation Show of Shows

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“The best short-form animation — like the most memorable short stories — is daring in perspective and malleable in interpretation. [The Animation Show of Shows includes films that are] wonderfully original… dazzling… provocative.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

Including 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny films from around the world, this curated collection of the year’s best animated shorts is both first-rate entertainment and a timely reminder of the universality of human experience and shared ideals. From the poetic musings of precocious preschoolers to the joys and heartbreaks of familial relations, this exceptional program is an exploration and celebration of what it means to be human.


19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

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“An exceptional program that starts off strong and only gets better as it goes, the 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows overflows with charm, while containing more provocative observations about the nature of existence than most prestige feature films.” John Defore, – The Hollywood Reporter

These 15 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world present compelling ideas about individuality, civil liberties, and our place in society and in the universe. Thoughtful, profound, and often very funny, this compelling and entertaining collection includes a newly restored version of the acclaimed classic short “The Hangman.”


18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

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“Providing a welcome reminder of the tradition of animation as a vehicle for artistic expression, the Animation Show of Shows brings the more personal and experimental films from the international festival circuit to larger audiences.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times
The 18th Show features an expanded selection of student films from leading animation schools in the U.S., Belgium, Korea, Canada, and Russia, this curated program includes some of the most interesting and groundbreaking work being done in animation today. From deeply felt personal stories about gay identity and parent-child relationships, to the wacky humor that animation does so well, this entertaining, provocative and sometimes risqué show has it all.PARENTS ADVISORY: This show contains mature themes, nudity, and sexual content that may not be appropriate for children.


17th Annual Animation Show of Shows

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“The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows‘ is One of the Most Profound Cinematic Experiences of 2015. Constructed of 11 fantastic animated shorts showcasing a wide range of techniques within the medium’s spectrum, plus four documentary portraits on selected filmmakers, this feature-length festival of wonder overflows with sublime craftsmanship.” – Carlos Aguilar, Indiewire

Ranging from hand-drawn and stop-motion to the latest computer-generated imagery, these beautifully crafted films reflect a broad range of perspectives, while universally celebrating artistic excellence and the resilience of the human spirit. The program includes documentary portraits of four directors, who shed light on the motivation, process and experiences that led to the making of their films.