Animated Shorts – Program One

Titles in this program include: 7 lbs, 8 oz; Death and the Winemaker; Dream That I Had; Home Sweet Home; Invisible Monsters and Tomato Soup; Mistral; Memento Mori; More Than I Remember; My Grandmother is an Egg; Peek-A-Boom; and Prosopagnosia.

Sponsored by: Zaloo’s Canoes

7 LBS 8 OZ

Directed by: Yoo Lee
When a young mother moves into 8th Street, Jersey City, NJ, she learns about the value of the community and how her own perception determines her own experiences.
7 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: MT

Death and the Winemaker

Directed by: Victor Jaquier
A young winemaker devotes himself to creating the best wine in the world to win the hand of his beloved Mathilde. He creates a wine so exquisite that even Death demands to taste it. As he learns the awful truth about Mathilde’s fate, he captures Death in a barrel, ignoring the consequences on the natural order of things.
19 min / Switzerland / 2021 / French
Rating: MT

Dream That I Had

Directed by: Evelyn Lee
An animated interview from Dave Sardy about his rise to becoming a rock ‘n’ roll producer.
4 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: MT

Home Sweet Home

Directed by: Lauren Carr
A young gingerbread couple is searching for their dream home on a hit TV show, but the experience threatens both their relationship and their lives.
2 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: MT

Invisible Monsters and Tomato Soup

Directed by: Stevie Borrello, Marcie LaCerte & Meghan McDonough
One batch of mushy sourdough. Two radioactive lizards. Three cans of Campbell’s tomato soup. When COVID-19 lockdowns began in 2020, individuals around the world began reporting more vivid dreams. We interviewed over 20 people from five continents and found a handful of themes common to their dreams during the pandemic.
5 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: MT


Directed by: Nico Bonomolo
A man goes to work and sees a boat for sale. He dreams of leaving his life behind. He leaves, and the dream gives way to memory; the mistral forces him to a makeshift landing. A woman, another story, a new beginning? As in an Escher drawing, everything starts again where it seemed to have ended.
10 min / Italy / 2021 / n/a
Rating: MT

Memento Mori

Directed by: Paul O’Flanagan
A storm brews over Victorian Dublin as post-mortem photographer Mr. Huxley returns to his hallowed practice within the gloomy townhouse in which he resides. His latest subject is a recently deceased young woman, whose presence conjures the demons of Huxley’s character—compelling him to confront the narcissistic life he has chosen to lead.
9 min / Ireland / 2021 / English
Rating: MT

More Than I Remember

Directed by: Amy Bench
One night at her home in southeastern Congo, 14-year-old Mugeni awakes to the sounds of bombs. As her family scatters to the surrounding forests to save themselves, Mugeni finds herself completely alone. From there, she sets out on a remarkable solo journey across the globe, determined to reunite with her lost loved ones and lift up the Banyamulenge people.
14 min / USA / 2022 / English
Rating: MT

My Grandmother Is an Egg

Directed by: Wu-Ching Chang
As a child, my grandmother was given to another family to be raised and taught all her traditional roles as a future wife to their son. Through representing the unjust tradition in the long past, the film aims to reflect women’s oppression and struggles for freedom.
8 min / Taiwan & UK / 2021 / Mandarin Chinese
Rating: MT
Directed by: Maya Zankoul & Toni Yammine
Surrounded by her loving family on her birthday, an event occurs that shapes Mira’s life forever.
5 min / Lebanon / 2021 / Arabic
Rating: TN


Directed by: Steven Fraser
Prosopagnosia uses expressive animation to investigate intimacy, communication, and memory. Prosopagnosia means face blindness and to understand this neurodiverse behavior, the contents of a memory box are intricately explored. Sketchbooks, photographs, and diaries unravel to tell a unique and personal story.
10 min / UK / 2021 / English
Rating: MT
program total runtime 93 min



3:30 PM — Reynolds Place Theatre

5:00 PM — Hanesbrands Theatre




RUN TIME: 93 Minutes