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- ANIMATED SHORT FILMS                                                             

Animated short films are narrative or abstract motion pictures, running less than 40 minutes, in which movement and characters’ performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique. Includes, but not limited to the following techniques: hand-drawn animation, computer animation, stop-motion, clay animation, pixilation, cutout animation, and drawing on the film frame itself. 

Scout is delighted to share the official selection for this category.

A Flea In A Jar by Vicky Carr

(United Kingdom)


A female character dreams of becoming a violinist yet is always put down. The obstacles of her mind are hindering her from success.


Age Category: 19-24

Abuela's Cafe by Andrew Ordieres, Luca Buonocore, and Julen Herrerias

(United States)


Ralphie gets an inside look into his grandmothers kitchen.


Age Category: 18 and Under

AN EYE FOR AN EYE by Phoebe Wong

(Hong Kong/United States)


We are different, but not so different.


Age Category: 19-24

Between by Aneta Siurnicka

(Poland)
Produced By University of Arts Poznan
NOMINEE

A short puppet animation that explores the relationship between the world of imagination and reality.

Age Category: 19 to 24

Contre champ by Clara Ludinant, Ombeline Bernadet, Lucile Pledan, and Marco Liang

(France)
Produced By Vincent Chiarotto


In the 70's, a movie star is losing sigh of reality and found herself confronted with her imaginary double in a fight to take back her own image.


Age Category: 18 and Under, 19-24

Fen by Rubén Gallardo

(Ecuador)
Produced By Rubén Gallardo


Fen is a trans man that longs for love and support from his conservative family and his friends.


Age Category: 19-24

Fishbowl by Afrida Mehzabin, and Faria Begum Riya

(Bangladesh)
Produced By Afrida Mehzabin, and Faria Begum Riya
NOMINEE

Fishbowl depicts the effect of a toxic relationship on a woman and her child. The story of the family is seen through the eye of a fish which itself is trapped in a fishbowl.

Age Category: 18 and under

Fragments by Adekemi Roluga

(United Kingdom)
Produced By Adekemi Roluga


Fragments is a short film which documents a young girl’s journey to understanding her biracial identity, broken home and the effects this has on her.


Age Category: 19-24

Good Boy by Valiantsina Tsedzik, and Anastasia Rodionova

(Russian Federation)
Produced By Valiantsina Tsedzik, and Anastasia Rodionova


A dog is the last alive creature on our planet destroyed by pollution. In the pile of trash it finds a bone and brings it to the house of its owner. We can see that the dog puts together the skeleton of its late owner.


Age Category: 18 and Under

Hell on Earth! by Dewald de la Rey, and Jason Anderson

(South Africa)
Produced By E.I.E Productions, Dewald de la Rey, Dylan Souter, and Jason Anderson


Bune, the son of Satan and heir to Hell's throne, along with his demon cat best friend called Botis, embark on a set of adventures on earth in an attempt to prove to his dad that he's evil enough to rule Hell. 


Age Category: 19-24

Hug Me by Sebastián Jaiovi

(Mexico)
Produced By Sebastián Jaiovi


A little girl notices changes around her family, with love and innocence she’ll keep up the happiness in the midst of the pandemic.


Age Category: 18 and Under

I AM A BOX by Hanns Winald P. Scheewe

(Phillipines)


A short, experimental, animated film created about my reflections on my own identity.


Age Category: 18 and Under

I'M A FISH by Daria Melnikova

(Russian Federation)


A girl lives in an apartment with a creepy monster who constantly violates her personal boundaries. 


Age Category: 19-24

Ice Ceiling by Milly Campbell

(United Kingdom)


Ice Ceiling is about the direct manifestations of an unwell mind, producing auditory hallucinations that manipulate the protagonist.


Age Category: 19-24

In the Wind by Ferdinand Ehrhardt, and Oscar Jacobson

(Germany)
Produced By Ferdinand Ehrhardt, and Oscar Jacobson


A human longs for drifting in the wind.


Age Category: 19-24

JOURNEY by Andrés Amat García

(Ecuador)
Produced By Andrés Amat García


Ero is a man who lives in a world full of technology and ephemeral pleasures. After moving into his new apartment, he develops symptoms of depression which he evades through videogames, television and other gadgets.


Age Category: 19-24

Kenya's Symphony by Carlos Douglas Jr

(United States)
Produced By Carlos Douglas Jr


Kenya, a bold five-year old girl, is reluctantly dragged to a symphony by her mother. Through the power of the orchestra, the young girl's passion for music blossoms before her own eyes.


Age Category: 19-24

Left Unsaid by Mei Lian Hoe

(United Kingdom)


Left Unsaid is an experimental animated film about cultural dysphoria and the disconnect between grandfather and grandchild caused by an ever-growing language barrier.


Age Category: 19-24

Obervogelgesang by Ferdinand Ehrhardt, and Elias Weinberger

(Germany)
Produced By Malin Krüger
NOMINEE

A teenager is confronted with a fresh rightwing extremist graffiti on the train and also with a grimace of her homeland.


Age Category: 19-24

Phantom by Gabi Bania

(Poland)


Phantom is an adaptation of the Polish poem by Adam Mickiewicz under the same title. It is a touching story about an unhappy love stronger than death.


Age Category: 18 and Under

Pizza Panic! by Elizabeth Eaton, Danny Silva, Cassandra Parker, Mark Anthony Quiban, Miguel Ventura, Cindy Alice Yu, Yushan Li, Caroline Lorch, Michaela Groves, Wan Yue Zhao, Kyle Bullock, and Nell Alexander

(Canada)


Pepper, a pizza delivery girl, crosses paths with a demon-summoning cult during a delivery.


Age Category: 19-24

Please, Stay by Evangelina Sarett

(Russian Federation)
Produced By Evangelina Sarett


A young man realizes that even when he is feeling low, he is still able to help someone.


Age Category: 18 and Under

Quoi qu'il arrive by Mathilde Cotillon

(France)
Produced By Vincent Chiarotto


This film shares the message to always stand strong despite the ravage, and no matter the events, to strengthen foundations, grow up, to rise above the sky.


Age Category: 19-24

Sophie and Jacob by Max Shoham

(Canada)
Producer Max Shoham


Inspired by a true story of family, and finding home, no matter the circumstance. Sometimes home cannot be a place, and simply becomes a memory, a mindset.


Age Category: 18 and Under

Story of a Beginning by Balaram J

(India)
Producer Balaram J
NOMINEE

Aisha said it was the endless rain, Ambadi insisted it was the sea. In the course of their childish bickering, they embark on a quest to see the beginning of their village stream.

Age Category: 19 to 24

Strange by Cameron Carr

(United Kingdom)
Produced By Cameron Carr

Strange is an autobiographical story told in a visual journal style, a glimpse into an autistic author’s life exploring friendship, trials and the use of unique coping strategies.

Age Category: 19-24

superwarriorbros: corona exterminators by Aarav Warrier, and Shrey Warrier

(India)
Produced By Sajit Warrier


Stuck in a Mumbai home twin boys defeat the corona virus.


Age Category: Middle School - 11 Years Old

The execution of memory by Gai Bania

(Poland)
NOMINEE

The film is a screen adaptation of Jerzy Ficowski's poem under the same title, that is devoted to the subject of the Holocaust and World War II. The poetry was published on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Age Category: 18 and Under

The Night Of Men by Raquel Arias, Begoña Moret, and Manuel J. Martínez

(Spain)
Produced by Raquel Arias


Alex will have to avoid the threats of the night to get back home.


Age Category: 19-24

The Organized Life by Patrick Yu Wang, and Nguyet Nghi Duong

(United States)
Produced By Patrick Yu Wang
NOMINEE

"The Organized Life" is a 3D animated short film that presents the relationship between mother and son through the perspective of the son learning to understand he can't control and organize everything in life.

Age Category: 19 to 24

The pigeon by Zahra Ebadi

(Islamic Republic of Iran)
Produced By Zahra Ebadi
NOMINEE

The world is filled with various puppets. They are born. They grow up and become puppets. This is how they live. They're all the same... But you... I know what you are.

Age Category: 18 and Under

The set for creating a mouse by Ivan Khanzhin, Vasilisa Makshakova, and Anna Isakova

(Russian Federation)
NOMINEE

A young man receives a mysterious letter in which he finds the set of things that can turn any object into a mouse.

Age Category: 19 to 24

Warm Home by Zeyu Liu

(China)
Produced By Zeyu Liu
NOMINEE

Warm Home tells the story of a man, NianXiao, who had changing understanding of home in his life. These are the confessions belonging not only to NianXiao, but to the audiences, and millions of families in the world.

Age Category: 19 to 24

Why I Prefer Showers by Alia Sallam, and Hend Wahdan

(United States)
Produced By Alia Sallam


A short film that tells the story of a young woman who sits in her shower thinking back to the time she took her very first bath; one filled with trauma and pain, reminding her of why she now prefers showers.


Age Category: 19-24

Winner by Samuel Chovan

(Slovakia)
Produced By Samuel Chovan
NOMINEE

An artful attack made with love.

Age Category: 19 to 24

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