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 LIVE

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2022

Encore Presentation

The #MoStopMo - Stop Motion Shorts Festival 2022

December 23rd to the 25th, 2022 

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Made Home - USA
DIRECTOR: Merritt Hill
Run Time: 2:00

One of my earliest memories is that of the record player that would play music while my twin brother and I danced around the room. I always wondered where the music went next, once it left our house.
https://www.instagram.com/merritt.pamela.art

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Education Equality - USA
DIRECTOR: Sara Caldwell
Run Time: 1:43

A short stop motion animation encourages kids to support equal opportunity for all, especially in parts of the world where education is denied based on poverty, war, or discrimination. It's part of a series of stop motion PSAs on #education4girls
https://www.houseofgoreyproductions.com/

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DUDE - Switzerland
DIRECTOR: Sara Caldwell
Run Time: 1:43

Sören and Melchior got lost in the woods. While Sören desperately looks for a way out, Melchior enjoys the fresh air and the drive. At a lonely gas station, the two get into a heated argument and Melchior takes off. Left on his own, Sören drives through the increasingly surreal forest which becomes denser and denser and finally invades his mind. Through the overwhelming trip, Sören finds back to his inner self. 

https://www.instagram.com/dude_stop_motion/

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Sweet Mango, Short-Grain Rice - USA
DIRECTOR: Justin Lacy
Run Time: 2:32

The Beekeeper, a bumble bee, and Hazmat are all stuck on a raft, caught in a loop. Justin Lacy's odd stop-motion music video, Sweet Mango, Short-Grain Rice, is part of a series of animations synched to his upcoming album, Carousel.
 http://justinlacymusic.com/

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Frog In My Throat - USA
DIRECTOR: Sofia Catherine Spinelli
Run Time: 3:19

Catherine lives with an anxiety disorder that has taken on the appearance of frogs. On a bus ride Catherine meets her breaking point with a frog induced panic attack. However difficult she finally musters up the courage to reach out for help. 

 

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TULPA - USA
DIRECTOR: Paris Baillie
Run Time: 7:00

The Baillie family process the powers of their Tulpas. Paris Baillie materializes them in this stop-motion short.
http://parisbaillie.com/

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Still Life - Chile
DIRECTOR: Fran López
Run Time: 5:31

An abandoned house comes to life and turns into a landscape inspired by dreams and nightmares. Still Life is an animated stop-motion film that intends to portray the remembrance of a feelings. Taking the idea of trauma and childhood memories as the main theme, it constructs an autobiographical journey that invites the spectator to understand in a sensorial way.  
https://www.instagram.com/gatosirenafilms/

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Unsung Women - Ida Pfeiffer - France
DIRECTOR: Julie Gavras, Mathieu Decarli
Run Time: 3:08

Ah, the imagination of Jules Verne! Abseiling down volcanoes, going around the world in 80 days... If you look closely, don't you think there are some similarities with the adventures and writings of Ida Pfeiffer?  Part of the Unsung Women stop motion series which points out with humor the invisibility process that women have undergone through History. It's time to women the recognition they deserve!

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Thou Shalt Dance - Iran
DIRECTOR: Abtin Yaghmaian
Run Time: 8:54

In a normal day a normal man finds an abnormal solution for his problem.

https://mubi.com/cast/abtin-yaghmaian

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Hardboiled - USA
DIRECTOR: Peter Sluszka
Run Time: 27:38

Food and felonies are inseparable in Hardboiled, a stop-motion animated satire of the classic urban American crime drama. Gritty, noir-ish, and absurd, the story follows the exploits of tough-talking detectives Harry and Callaham (an egg and a slice of ham) as they frustrate their boss, an irascible knish, shake down a sleazy bacon pimp, and tangle with a megalomaniacal strawberry.
https://www.hardboiledfilm.com/

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Cancerslug: Blood on Satan's Claw - USA
DIRECTOR: Fran López
Run Time: 5:31

Music video
https://www.circle-ent.com/

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