Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Nov. 15: 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows at AFI Silver Theater
The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows is coming to the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Md., Nov. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. It will feature 16 animated shorts from eight countries.
• CAN YOU DO IT by Quentin Baillieux
• TINY BIG by Lia Bertels
• NEXT DOOR by Pete Docter
• THE ALAN DIMENSION by Jac Clinch
• BEAUTIFUL LIKE ELSEWHERE by Elise Simard
• HANGMAN by Paul Julian & Les Goldman
• THE BATTLE OF SAN ROMANO by Georges Schwitzgebel
• GOKUROSAMA by Aurore Gal, Clémentine Frère, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, & Romain Salvini
• DEAR BASKETBALL by Glen Keane
• ISLAND by Robert Löbel & Max Mörtl
• UNSATISFYING by Parallel Studio
• THE BURDEN by Niki Lindroth von Bahr
• LES ABEILLES DOMESTIQUES by Alexanne Desrosiers
• OUR WONDERFUL NATURE - THE COMMON CHAMELEON by Tomer Eshed
• CASINO by Steven Woloshen
• EVERYTHING by David OReilly
Below is what's posted on the show's Facebook page:
With the work of 9 women directors featuring Niki Lindroth von Bahr's Annecy Grand Prix winning "The Burden," David OReilly's "Everything," and Glen Keane's interpretation of Kobe Bryant's "Dear Basketball" poem, this collection offers an incredible array of beautiful, funny, insightful, inspiring, powerful and thought-provoking shorts. Woven in the show are Pete Docter's 1990 CalArts student film "Next Door," restored by the Academy Film Archive, and Paul Julian and Les Goldman's 1964 "Hangman," restored by The Animation Show of Shows, Inc. with grants from ASIFA Hollywood and The National Film Preservation Foundation.
This past year we played in over 70 theaters across North America and are working to more than quadruple our reach to colleges and universities in North America and around the world. Alums, students, faculty, contact us right away so we can arrange screenings on your campuses. We can play it in classrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums and theaters.
Last year we had invaluable volunteers like Debra Solomon who handed out postcards at an ASIFA East Awards and rode her bike across Manhattan to hang posters for our first NYC showing; the enthusiastic members of San Jose State's Shrunken Head Man Club handed out postcards around town and on campus; SMC Professor Jim Keeshan's students distributed postcards and mini posters throughout the greater Los Angeles area; and Brown University's Professor Barbara Meier's TA rallied students to stop into all the local coffee houses, bookstores, dorms, and school halls in Providence to make our two week run at the Cable Car Cinema a huge success.
This is the year for animation fans to help increase the attendance at showings of the Show of Shows in all cities by encouraging friends to attend in distant cities where we play. Be a part of this success story: help get the word out there and sign up on our mailing list so we can update you on our upcoming showings; complete our survey to tell us that you want to help and we'll all benefit from our fans' participation. Let's get the word out and spread the joy of brilliant animated shorts!