Bao – Domee Shi and Becky Neimann-Cobb, USA, 8 minutes
An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.
Late Afternoon – Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, Ireland, 10 minutes
Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories.
Animal Behaviour – Alison Snowden and David Fine, Canada, 14 minutes
Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In 'Animal Behaviour', five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.
Weekends – Trevor Jimenez, USA, 16 minutes
Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto.
One Small Step – Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, USA, 8 minutes
Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.
Plus a selection of additional animated shorts.