Up to the Sea

Narrative Shorts: Animation 3

122 minutes 17 Films

A third helping of animated shorts.
In this program
Distance

Distance

Directed by
Wei Zhang
2021
2 minutes
No Dialogue
A man discovers that what he perceives to be broken isn't always the case.
First Breath

The First Breath

Directed by
Yueling Zhou
2021
3 minutes
English
Three different characters prove a small change can make a big difference.
First Light

First Light

Directed by
Amy Lee Ketchum
2020
8 minutes
English
A young woman’s ghost leads her grieving sister to acceptance.
Know you Well

Know You Well

Directed by
Micheala Wadzinski
2021
10 minutes
English
Four isolated college students find one another and form a bond that will help them through almost anything.
The Monkey

The Monkey

Directed by
Lorenzo Degl´Innocenti & Xosé Zapata
2021
17 minutes
English & Spanish
A shipwrecked member of the Spanish Armada is captured on a beach in Ireland, tried, found guilty, and hanged — despite the fact that he's a monkey.
My Grandmother

My Grandmother Is an Egg

Directed by
Wu-Ching Chang
2021
8 minutes
Mandarin
Like an egg, this grandmother is fragile and tough at the same time.
Skindeep

Skindeep

Directed by
Edi, Youth & Yuca
2021
8 minutes
English
After winning a swimming competition, Dom experiences a racist situation that brings her deepest traumas to the surface.
Still with You

Still With You

Directed by
Ryan Livesay
2021
8 minutes
English
After his canine best friend goes missing, Ollie the cat must journey through the Lake Tahoe wilderness to find her.
Tango

Tango Through Life

Directed by
Zsofia Opra-Szabo
2021
7 minutes
English
Life is like a dance for which we do not know the steps.
Thanks Again

Thanks Again!

Directed by
Yifan Jiang
2021
5 minutes
Japanese
Melody and memory collide in this homage to the vending machines common in the Japanese Shōwa era.
Thunder Rises

Thunder Rises

Directed by
Evan Curtis
2021
4 minutes
English
In a vanishing wilderness, man silences the freedom of the wolf.
The Tulip King

The Tulip King

Directed by
Chloé Chapart Agnès Dejean, Dorian Douaud, Flavien Duramé, Audrey Rioux & Alexis Rousseau
2020
7 minutes
French
A humble king finds joy when he discovers a tulip in his garden.
Turtle Bird

Turtle Bird

Directed by
Daniel Houghton
2021
3 minutes
English
Two people living at the seaside explore the kind of love that lasts a lifetime.
Up to the Sea

Up to the Sea, She Weaves a Dream

Directed by
Maryam Khalilzadeh
2021
9 minutes
English
Women weave a dream while waiting for soldiers to return from war.