May we present to you, the animations and animators of the second annual Detroit International Festival of Animation (in alphabetical order…the screening order will be posted by March 31st):
“Adam” – Evelyn Jane Ross (2016 New Mexico 2:27)
In the beginning of them, She created us.
“BAMF” – Carmine LaMorte,Daniel Scheg,Francisco Dias (2016 New York 4:02)
Having finally come of age, a young adventurer sets off to conquer the Dungeon of Doom.
“Cube” – Jun Yang (2016 New York 1:48)
A story of a little boy try to finish his drawing assignment.
“Detroit Quattropus” – MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO (2015 Michigan 0:57)
Detroit Extraterrestrial in a Alien World.
“Extrapolate” – Johan Rijpma (2016 Netherlands / Japan 2:00)
A straight ahead animation beyond observation.
“Hum” – Tom Teller (2015 California 8:30)
A solitary dish washing robot living out his life in the back room of a restaurant is enlightened to the world that exists beyond his four walls.
“Icky” – Parastoo Cardgar (2017 Iran 5:55)
In the world of people with Rubik’s cube head, there is a kid who is different from the others…
“Inside Job” – Qi DENG (2016 New York 1:30)
Machines have taken over so many human jobs. Every occupation, however, has its hazards.
“Living With Dog” – Johanna Oswald (2016 Michigan 2:01)
A film about a dog, two cats, and life together.
“Luscious” – Xuecheng Xu (2016 New York 1:30)
A look at human nature, human instinct and the power of imagination.
“Monk of Milkweed” – Harrison Schaeffer (2017 Michigan 3:24)
Milky monk makes meek marks in muck.
“Oh, Those Kittens!” – Joel Benjamin (2015 Illinios 2:46)
A close examination of life as a cat.
“Panic Attack!” – Eileen O’Meara (2016 Florida 3:20)
A hand-drawn animation exploring anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.
“Papa Pasquale” – JC Little (2015 Canada 4:23)
A young man dreaming of adventure, Pasquale leaves his family in the olive groves of southern Italy, and heads to Canada to build a new life.
“Poochini” – Max Colson (2016 New York 3:40)
A man has a mental breakdown in the shower when his deepest fear confronts him.
“Projection” – Beryl Allee (2016 Oregon 5:40)
Everyone projects their biases onto others. Danny just does it literally.
“PUSH IT 4000!” – Yugo Limbo, Omar Romolino (2016 Michigan 3:38)
16 CARTOON DANCERS! 16 ANIMATORS! ONE MUSICAL JIGGLYMAN! PUSH IT 4000!, A FUNKY FLOWIN’ DANCE ANIMATION JAM!
“Raising A Nuisance” – Stevie Quigley, Jason McCullough, Justin Hoffman, Danielle Raymond (2016 Michigan 2:16)
A Necromancer tries to raise an army of the undead, but unwittingly only revives one campy skeleton.
“Satellite ” – Sungwon Moon (2016 New York 2:59)
An astronaut named Ema struggles between the harshness of reality and the emptiness of a virtual world.
“Say What!: A Geriatric Proposal” – Aaron Weinstein / Rescue Dog Films (2016 New York 5:31)
At a post-concert reception, a young jazz musician tries to survive aggressive grannies and other terrifying beasts.
“Scary story” – Joseph Paone, Midrell Fitzgerald (2016 Texas 1:00)
A little girl tells us her idea of a scary story.
“Schirkoa” – Ishan Shukla (2016 India 13:31)
In the city of bag-heads, a senate member faces a tough choice between political career, brothels and love for a mysterious woman.
“The Moment” – Karis Oh (2016 New York 2:29)
An artist learns about the importance of things unseen as she gets to draw a stranger’s portrait.
“Treasure Nest” – Joy (Meng-Chwen) Tien, Allison Botkin, Mike Bourbeau (2014 New Jersey 5:09)
The adventures of Blue and Peanut in search of hidden riches.
“Unmasked” – Alice Gavish, Christina Faraj (2016 New York 4:47)
A young boy who embarks on a journey after the sudden loss of his father.
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Detroit International Festival of Animation 2 (DIFA)
Fri April 07 2017 – Expo 6p-midnight, Showtimes 7p & 9p
Sat April 08 2017 – Expo 4p-midnight, Showtimes 5p, 7p & 9p
Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, 715 E Milwaukee, Detroit