I’ve loved animation my whole life, so creating this program each year is always so much fun!
This beautifully diverse and artistic group of films were originally screened as part of SXSW 2016 Animated Shorts Competition. Now, some of them are available for you to watch below! Check out more great short films from past editions of the event on our SXSW Film Festival Vimeo Channel.
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2016 SXSW Animated Short Film Selections
ACCIDENTS, BLUNDERS AND CALAMITIES
Director: James Cunningham
A father possum tells his kids a story about the most dangerous animal of all – humans!
DAVID GILMOUR – “THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW DRESS”
Director: Danny Madden
Paris, 1961—The “it” girl walks into a jazz club, imaginations run wild.
Director: Nina Gantz
A funny and dark story of a man with cannibalistic urges who travels back through his life, looking for the root of his unhappiness.
Director: Alex Sherwood, Ben Harper, Sean Mullen
A shipwrecked fisherman is led to a dark secret within this short thriller.
Director: Spencer Susser, Daniel Cloud Campos
A damsel in in distress gets undressed when a man from the mid-west puts to rest a world that’s obsessed with the priceless, also known as, “The Shiny”.
Director: Kelsey Goldych
A cat that likes to knock over trash cans.
Other animated shorts that were part of the SXSW 2016 program, but are not yet available to watch online include:
DEER FLOWER Directed by Kangmin Kim
GLOVE Directed by Alexa Lim Haas, Bernardo Britto
LOVE Directed by Réka Bucsi
POMBO LOVES YOU Directed by Steve Warne
SNOWFALL Directed by Conor Whelan
THINGS USED TO BE HIDDEN Directed by Tara Mercedes Wood
VOCABULARY 1 Directed by Becky James
HEILA ORMUR Directed by Rose Stark
Accidents, Blunders and Calamities teaser photo courtesy of filmmaker