Emery Community Arts Center to host 21st Annual Animation Show – Daily Bulldog


FARMINGTON – The UMF Emery Community Arts Center is pleased to offer a special screening of the 21st Annual Performance Show. This traveling selection presents 10 of the “best of the best” animated short films of the year created by students and professionals from around the world.

These original, stimulating and moving works will be screened on Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public. Some topics are mature in nature and are not intended for young children.

Hosted and presented by Acme Filmworks founder Ron Diamond, the annual animated film series began in 1998. In its first 20 years, 40 of the films featured in the Animation Show of Shows received award nominations. Oscars, with 11 films winning the Oscar. .

“Animation is an incredibly versatile medium that allows artists to explore situations and ideas that you won’t see anywhere else,” says Diamond. “From political and philosophical concerns to the complexities of individual identity and personal relationships, animated shorts are uniquely able to capture the many facets of the human experience.”

The full lineup for this year’s show includes:

Children – Michael Frei, Mario von Rickenbach, Switzerland
Rubicon – Gil Alkabetz, Germany
Portrait of Gil Alkabetz (Rubicon) – Marta Trela, Germany
Five minutes from the sea – Natalia Mirzoyan, Russia
Self-story РG̩raldine Charpentier, Belgium
Flowing through Wonder – Joanna Lurie, France
Dogs – Amit Cohen, Ido Shapira, Israel
Portrait of Amit Cohen and Ido Shapira (Hounds) – Shlomi Yosef
The fox and the bird (The fox and the bird) – Sam & Fred Guillaume, Switzerland
Daughter – Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic

The program also includes two mini-documentaries on the creative process with Alkabetz and Amit Cohen & Ido Shapira. The Animation Show of Shows is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and is supported by leading studios, companies, schools and hundreds of animation enthusiasts around the world.

Masks are mandatory for all indoor events on the UMF campus. All visitors to the Emery Community Arts Center will be screened for symptoms of COVID and must register with their name and contact details (phone number or email address) upon entry. This information will only be used if the university needs to conduct a contact tracing for confirmed exposure to the coronavirus.

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