The Phoenix Film Festival is opening its doors in just a few shorts weeks. As part of the festival’s lineup, there will be a selection of animated shorts screened that any Valley of the Sun animation fan definitely won’t want to miss.
There are ten animated shorts scheduled for screening at this year’s festival. There will be two screenings of these shorts: Friday, March 27 at 9 a.m. and Saturday, March 28 at 4:55 p.m. Each screening will run for a total of 85 minutes.
You can check out a preview of each short below, including a brief plot synopsis and trailer (if available).
Director: Alvaro Garcia
My Big Brother
The Earth’s ionosphere has weakened, perishing all plant and animal species down to one small group of humans living in an isolated city. A young boy lives alone close to the surrounding walls and while observing the desert from a rooftop, he sees something resembling a blue feather floating in the air…
Director: Jason Rayner
The reflections of a boy sharing a room and a childhood with his twenty-foot tall brother.
Director: Jacob Frey
. Speed Dating
Jake spends most of his time playing video games indoors until his mom decides to give him a present.
Director: Meghann Artes
Desperate to find the man of her dreams, Ava attends a night of speed dating. After the cast of characters she encounters, she wonders if being single isn’t so bad after all.
Director: Teresa Hooper
What if a battery powered toy bee was shocked into action to try to attract the ladybug of his dreams? Would he get her?
Love in the Time of March Madness
Directors: Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambrano
Hold My Handle
Melissa Johnson hit 6’4” tall in 8th grade. Although this made her an instant basketball star, what follows is a series of hilarious and awkward misadventures in romance as she dates shorter men.
Director: Ethan Barrett
Two cups imprisoned by a cruel, sloppy owner fall in love. When one of them is discarded they have no choice but to escape, though they will not get away without making huge sacrifices.
In Capricious Hands
Director: Stephan Larson
Living in a box, life is pretty bleak and boring. And then a window opens…
Director: Christopher Romano
A scientific expedition travels down the dark Amazon, searching for a mythic creature.
Director: Lucas Martell
After the seas have disappeared, a courageous young female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds.
The Phoenix Film Festival runs March 26 through April 2 at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 (7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
). The Animated Shorts screenings will be Friday, March 27 at 9 a.m. and Saturday, March 28 at 4:55 p.m. Tickets range in price from $13 for a single screening to $300 for a platinum pass. You can buy tickets here
or in person at the Phoenix FilmFestival
Ticket Center next to the theatre.
For more information call 602-955-6444 or go to www.phoenixfilmfestival.com.
Which animated short are you most looking forward to? Will you be attending the Phoenix Film Festival this year?
Edited by: Hannah Wilkes