See the World Through 15 Animated Films

20th Animation Show of Shows UICA short screenshot

Yes, you can be a kid again.

Even if it’s just for a few minutes, you can revert to your childish ways and take in the 20th-annual “Animation Show of Shows” downtown.

There will be screenings of the 98-minute film — featuring 15 “thought-provoking, poignant and very funny” animated shorts from around the world — today through Feb. 7 at the UICA, at 2 W. Fulton St.

The curator and producer of the film is The Animation Show of Shows, an L.A.-based nonprofit.

“Animation is such a flexible and open-ended medium that it lends itself to exploring the innumerable aspects of what it means to be human,” said Ron Diamond, founder, The Animation Show of Shows.

“And this year’s program, as much as any of our past presentations, really illuminates human strengths and foibles and the bonds that unite us across cultures and generations.”


Tickets to the film are $5 for UICA members and $10 for non-members. UICA said pre-sale tickets are not available for films screening on more than one date.

Tickets can be purchased at the guest services desk beginning at noon on the date of each screening.

The 15 shorts in the “Animation Show of Shows”
(in order of appearance in the film; director)

“The Green Bird”: Maximilien Bougeois, Quentin Dubois, Marine Goalard, Irina Nguyen, Pierre Perveyrie, France

“One Small Step”: Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas, U.S.

“Grands Canons”: Alain Biet, France

“Barry”: Anchi Shen, U.S.

“Super Girl”: – Nancy Kangas, Josh Kun, U.S.

“Love Me, Fear Me”: Veronica Solomon, Germany

“Business Meeting”: Guy Charnaux, Brazil

“Flower Found!”: Jorn Leeuwerink, the Netherlands

“Bullets”: Nancy Kangas, Josh Kun, U.S.

“A Table Game”: Nicolás Petelski, Spain

“Carlotta’s Face”: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld, Germany

“Age of Sail”: John Kahrs, U.S.

“Polaris”: Hikari Toriumi, U.S.

“My Moon”: Eusong Lee, U.S.

“Weekends”: Trevor Jimenez, U.S.

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