NW Animation Fest 2014

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May02/Fri 6:30pm   Kill All Festivals! @ Zoomtopia   free
May10/Sat 7:00pm   Animated Type @ IPRC   free

PORTLAND: May 12-18

See it all with a Portland All-Festival Pass – only $60!
May12/Mon 7pm   SIGGRAPH Computer Animation   $8
9pm   EFF’N Animation! Experimental Show   $5
May13/Tue 7pm   Expanded Frames – Rose Bond   $8
9pm   DMTV3 – Floating World Psychedelic   $5
May14/Wed 7pm   Billygoat Live Music/Animation   $8
9pm   Gridlords #22   $5
May15/Thu 7-10pm   Oregon Animation Industry Showcase
  incl. BoxTrolls presentation by LAIKA
May16/Fri 7-11pm   Short Films 1 – Opening Night Gala   $15
11:15pm   after-party: ASIFA Drink & Draw   free
May17/Sat 10-1pm   Animate It! workshop (ages 7-11)   $65*
1-5pm   Short Films 2 – All Ages Show   $10
7-11pm   Short Films 3   $15
11:15pm   after-party: Let’s Play The Neverhood   free
May18/Sun 12noon   Meet the Animators panel   free
1-5pm   Short Films 4 – incl. “Strange & Sexy”   $10
7-11pm   Short Films 5   $15
11:15pm   after-party @ Moon&Sixpence   free
* Pre-registration required. Not included in festival pass.

EUGENE: May 23-25

May23/Fri 7-11pm   Short Films 1   $15
May24/Sat 1-5pm   Short Films 2 – All Ages Show   $10
7-11pm   Short Films 3   $15
May25/Sun 1-5pm   Short Films 4 – incl. “Strange & Sexy”   $10
7-11pm   Short Films 5   $15

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    appetizer     short films     morning/noon
    guest show     special event     after-party

Short Films Schedule

The heart of the festival is our weekend-long celebration of International Short Films. Our multi-national team of 62 jurors spent the better part of the past year combing through 826 submissions, ultimately selecting 174 for festival viewing. To find out when a particular film is playing, please check the Short Films Schedule.

Each Short Films show includes three 1hour blocks, with two 15-20min intermissions. With regret, there are no repeat screenings (unless you attend again in Eugene). Pizza and beer are available in the lobby, or walk to one of several nearby restaurants in less than 5min. The Hollywood Theatre typically opens 30min before the first show of the day.

There are no formal age restrictions. Most shows include some mature content, such as minor nudity and cussing, probably equivalent to a PG rating. Saturday is our All-Ages show, which is intended for both independent adults and younger children. The final hour of Sunday afternoon is “Strange & Sexy,” which includes overt sexuality and more extreme situations — perhaps ranging from R to NC-17, but not “sick&twisted”. Not your thing? If you leave at second intermission, you’ll still have seen two hours of great animation.

(top to bottom)
Premier Automne by Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset
Hollow Land by Michelle & Uri Kranot
The Wanderer of St. Marcel by Rony Hotin
But Milk Is Important by Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen & Anna Mantzaris
Jazz That Nobody Asked For by Rune Fisker & Esben Fisker
Rollin’ Safari by Kyra Buschor, Anna Habermehi, Constantin Paplow

The biggest animation show

in the United States

This year’s festival runs May 12-18 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The heart of the festival, our juried selection of 174 amazing international shorts, repeats one week later at the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene during Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25.

The NW Animation Fest is a variety show that celebrates the best new work from independent animators around the globe. We showcase the breadth of this art form, screening films that are in turn hilarious, dramatic, strange and inspiring.

Portland’s schedule will include many additional special events, including after-parties, thematic programs by guest organizations, animated installation art in the theatre’s lobby, the Oregon Animation Industry Showcase and a presentation by LAIKA about their upcoming stop-motion feature film, The BoxTrolls.

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