Best of the Fest 2017

Sept 15 • PORTLAND..|..Sept 23 • EUGENE..|..program


Program

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1...Stems
by Ainslie Henderson | United Kingdom | 2:25
“What I love about stop-motion puppets is that they have this inherent sadness about them. They’re like little actors that only ever get to play one role. Everything they do is their swan song.”
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2...The Alan Dimension
by Jac Clinch | United Kingdom | 8:47
Alan Brown uses divine powers of precognition to foresee the fate of humankind… And breakfast. Meanwhile, Wendy has had enough of being married to “the next step in cognitive evolution.”
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3...Spring Jam
by Ned Wenlock | New Zealand | 5:35
A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, knows he needs to improvise sweet music if he’s to have any chance during the mating season.
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4...Life Inside ‘Islamic State’
by Scott Coello | United Kingdom | 16:47
A former activist shares his diary entries, which recount a firsthand experience of the IS take over in Raqqa, Syria.
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5...Our Wonderful Nature: The Common Chameleon
by Tomer Eshed | Germany | 3:33
The common chameleon’s design is a marvel of evolution. Yet, it retains one fatal weakness: an untamed sense of appetite.
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6...Fired on Mars
by Nick Vokey, Nate Sherman | United States | 6:43
After taking a one-way trip to Mars, Jeff suddenly finds himself unemployed.
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7...Summer Camp Island
by Julia Pott | United States | 8:43
Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog just got dropped off at Summer Camp. Once all the parents leave the island, all of the strangeness lurking beneath the surface starts to come out. Aliens exist, horses become unicorns, and there are monsters under the bed.
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8...I Am Billy
by Moshe Gilboa | Israel | 4:01
Billy, a joyful and optimistic nomad, makes his way to a mysterious orchard. There, he discovers the forbidden fruit and loses his sanity.
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9...Résistance
by Alex Chauvet, et al. | France | 7:14
Dominated by a totalitarian regime of giant insects, the staff of an elegant restaurant enact a plot to topple their oppressors.
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10...The Bald Future
by Paul Cabon | France | 5:37
Being a bald man sucks. Knowing you’ll become one is worse.
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11...Birdlime
by Evan DeRushie | Canada | 10:52
“Birdlime” is the name for a sticky substance, usually made from holly bark or mistletoe, which is spread on branches to trap wild birds intended for export or trade.
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12...Pussy
by Renata Gasiorowska | Poland | 8:23
A girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to indulge in a sweet solo-pleasure session. But it seems her body has a mind of its own.
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13...Glove
by Bernardo Britto, Alexa Lim Haas | United States | 5:46
The true story of an astronaut’s glove that has been floating in space since 1965.
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