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21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

A DIVERSE SELECTION OF EXCEPTIONAL SHORT FILMS
CONGRATULATIONS TO DARIA KASHCHEEVA AND HER FILM “DAUGHTER’ FOR IT’S ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATION!
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21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

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21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

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21st ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS

The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, a curated selection of the “best of the best” animated short films created by students and professionals around the world, returns to theaters across North America this fall. Featuring 10 films from seven countries, the 2020 edition of the program offers an array of highly imaginative, thought-provoking, and moving works that reflect the filmmakers’ unique perspectives and their relationship to the world.

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

Kids
Michael Frei, Mario von Rickenbach
Switzerland

Rubicon
Gil Alkabetz
Germany

Portrait of Gil Alkabetz (Rubicon)
Marta Trela
Germany

Five Minutes to Sea
Natalia Mirzoyan
Russia

Récit de soi (Self-Narrative)
Géraldine Charpentier
Belgium

Le jour extraordinaire † (Flowing through Wonder)
Joanna Lurie,
France

Hounds
Amit Cohen, Ido Shapira
Israel

Portrait of Amit Cohen and Ido Shapira (Hounds)
Shlomi Yosef

The Fox and the Bird (Le renard et l’oisille)
Sam & Fred Guillaume
Switzerland

Daughter – 2020 Academy Award® Nominee
Daria Kashcheeva
Czech Republic

Personal relationships are at the heart of several of the films in this year’s program, including Daria Kashcheeva’s International Student Academy Award-winning puppet animation Daughter, a deeply moving exploration of the ties between a father and daughter. Charting a very different, but related, course, “The Fox and the Bird” by Sam & Fred Guillaume, is a beautifully observed fable about an unlikely friendship between the two eponymous characters. Filmmaker Michael Frei and game designer Mario von Rickenbach provide a more clinical view of human behavior in their mesmerizing KIDS, which explores the nature of group dynamics.

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

For 21 years, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS has been presenting a highly selective, “best of the best” program of new and innovative short films to appreciative audiences at animation studios, schools and, since 2015, theaters around the world. During its first 20 years, 40 of the films showcased in the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS went on to receive Academy Award® nominations, with 11 films winning the Oscar®. The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS is a 501(c)(3) not for profit and is supported by major studios, companies, schools and hundreds of animation lovers around the world.

Learn more about the films in current and past Animation Show of Shows and their makers by joining our mailing list at www.animationshowofshows.com/pages/sign-up.