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Los Feliz 3 | Q&A with filmmaker Jo Meuris (Aurora). Moderated by Animation Show of Shows curator Ron Diamond.
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Home / Now Showing / The 22nd Annual Animation Show of Shows
The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS returns to theaters and campuses across North America this fall, comprised of 10 films — nine recent, along with one restored classic — which deal with both the anxieties and hopes of a world faced with a seemingly endless series of existential crises. The nine new films come from Europe, Asia, and North America. The program culminates with a striking restored 4K digital remaster by the Academy Film Archive of Frederic Back’s classic 1987 Oscar-winner, “The Man Who Planted Trees.”
“Animation is a natural medium for dealing with abstract ideas and deeply felt concerns, and the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS has always strived to scour the world for the most affecting and engaging films,” says founder and curator Ron Diamond. “While the recent films were conceived and some finished, before the Covid lockdowns, all but the most abstract display a concern with the ways in which we are all interconnected…or sadly alienated from our sense of human connection.”
BEYOND NOH (2020) / US & Japan (Patrick Smith/Kaori Ishida) – Stop Motion Animation.
Empty Places (2020) / France (Geoffroy de Crecy) – 3D computer animation.
Good and Better (Beseder) (2020) / Hebrew with subtitled English, (Gil Alkabetz) – 2D hand drawn animation.
Zoizoglyphe (2021) / France (Jeanne Apergis) – 2D hand drawn animation.
Rain (Deszcz) (2020) / Poland (Piotr Milczarek) – 2D Hand Drawn Animation.
Average Happiness (2019) / Switzerland (Maja Gehrig)- 2D Hand Drawn Animation.
Aurora (2020) / US (Jo Meuris) – 2D hand drawn animation.
Yes-People (2019) / US (Gísli Darri Halldórsson) – 3D computer graphics animation.
Ties (2019) / Germany/Russia (Dina Velikovskaya) – Stop Motion replacement animation.
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