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2020

Thanksgiving Saturday  

November 28th, 2020

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We thank our fans for your support as we transition to an online format for our inaugural festival, and give a special thanks for the patience of  all of the Stop Motion Artists listed below who submitted to our 2020 Festival!!  

David Rocco Facchini

#MoStopMo Festival Director

The Cookie Cutter - PREMIERE
Director: David Rocco Facchini
Country: United States

Run Time: 7:40

https://www.mostopmo.com

With bathing suit season just around the corner, Steve needs to put his sweet-tooth for cookies in check! But when an ambitious Cookie Scout darkens his doorway, dead-set on the sale, it becomes the ultimate battle of the bulge!

TellTale
Director: Fu Yang
Country: United States

Run Time: 3:09

https://fuyang.wixsite.com/fuyang/telltale-thesis-film

A man who holds too many secrets goes to confess to a sacred tree...

Goodnight, Mr. Sandman
Director: Nathania Zaini
Country: United States

Run Time: 3:30

https://www.nathaniazaini.com/animation

An exhausted writer working to catch a deadline, and the Sandman, who is determined to help him sleep. 

Merlin Jones - Wizard in Training
Director: Daldy Dingle
Country: United States

Run Time: 3:29

https://vimeo.com/267654147

A young boy is learning to be a wizard. The basics bore him. He yearns to learn the good stuff and he finally gets his chance!

The Silly Duck Wizard
Director: Terry Ibele
Country: Canada

Run Time: 1:28

https://terryibele.com

Hi there! I'm a wizard, but I only know dumb spells about ducks.

MIX
Director: Kotoko Nakamura
Country: Japan

Run Time: 6:40

https://new.kotoko-animation.com/

A “lie” hidden within a happy-looking family.
For what, for whom is this secret kept?
What is important to you in this “mix” of a world? Fact or fiction? Right or wrong?

In the city of paper, experiencing anything other than what is in the colorless city walls is forbidden and highly punishable. When one citizen returns to the homeland, marked with the spectrum of colors, they are faced with their family's wrath as they struggle to accept this new reality.

Medina Papel
Director: Samah Damanhoori
Country: United States

Run Time: 7:56

https://madinapapelanimation.com/

Dark Star Universe - Resistance Hangar: Outer Rim
Director: Korise Jubert
Country: United States

Run Time: 3:50

https://www.darkstaruniverse.com

Just beyond the large asteroid belt sits the Andaluz outpost, a floating fortress and the first line of defense of the Resistance movement during the looming uncertainty of an enemy strike.  Dark Star Universe is a project geared toward creating narratives of black self-determination for youth.

Faust
Director: Marianna Atłas
Country: Poland

Run Time: 6:45

https://vimeo.com/user104768599

An interpretation of the legend of Faust, based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Faust", where an alchemist trying to find a meaning of life signs a deal with the devil. Animation refers to German Expressionism movement.

Wound-Up
Director: William Davies
Country: United Kingdom

Run Time: 11:13

https://williamanimations.weebly.com

It is an ordinary morning for a retired colonel and his troop of clockwork gnomes.

The Hole in the Sky

Director: John Akre
Country: United States

Run Time: 3:29

http://www.johnakre.com

Somewhere up there is the hole in the sky. It is necessary, so that all our bad intentions can leave the earth, but we don't exactly know where it is.

Illuminated Abi

Director: Nickolas Kardos
Country: United States

Run Time: 6:40

https://nickolaskardos.wixsite.com/nickstopmo

The story of Abi, an illuminator in training learning how to make words fly off of her page. As she studies under Abbot Thomas, she goes on a self reflective, spiritual journey to discover what makes these words come to life.

Egeria

Director: Mario Kreill (aka Mario Cirillo)
Country: Italy

Run Time: 4:18

https://www.facebook.com/mariuskreill

It is dawn in Rome. The Tiber flows silently. From its waters Egeria is born, the nymph loved by Numa Pompilio, second king of Rome. This experimental short film was created combining Pixilation and long photo exposures.

Lifespans

Director: Alex Zajicek, Mike Sweetland
Country: United States

Run Time: 11:29

Everything is relative in this semi-animated dark comedy about life, time, space, humanity, and a tuba playing nordic ski jumper.

The Ephemeral Orphanage

Director: Lisa Barcy
Country: United States

Run Time: 15:00

https://lisabarcy.squarespace.com

A group of tattered paper dolls daydream alternate realities and surreptitiously explore the hidden lives of their strict and secretive caregivers. Created with found paper dolls cut from a 1920’s newspaper and found in an attic, the film explores the adults attempt to dictate what girls learn, and the children’s talent for discovering forbidden knowledge.

honeyhart

Director: Alice Langlois
Country: United States

Run Time: 5:57

Nestled in her cozy tree trunk home, a bird is going about her day when a wild honey bee flies into her house. The small but startling encounter unfolds into an intense, tumultuous journey of anxiety, fear, and self-acceptance.

Washed

Director: Michael Bartolomeo
Country: United States

Run Time: 8:41

https://www.trianglefilmsnyc.com

In this Stop Motion / Pixilation horror short, a couple enlists the aid of a mysterious figure to help them with their seemingly insurmountable laundry problem.

FireFlower

Director: Stephan Leeper
Country: United States

Run Time: 6:00

https://www.facebook.com/FireFlowerFall2016

A nun, four orphans and a glitchy robot on a quest for beauty. . . what could possibly go wrong?

F.L.O.O.R.B.O.

Director: Kieran Quinn
Country: United States

Run Time: 4:44

https://kieranquinn618.wixsite.com/portfolio/f-l-o-o-r-b-o

F.L.O.O.R.B.O is a Stop Motion animated film about a small vacuum who is usurped as the head-honcho cleaner of the room by a scary high-tech state-of-the-art cleaner. When their friend's job security is threatened, the rest of the electronics band together to restore the room to its former glory.

S.O.S. - A Stop Motion Music Video

Director: Jeremy Mowery
Country: United States

Run Time: 4:51

https://www.jeremymowery.work/

A young punk band grapples with the decision to pursue their passion for music in order to escape the horror found within their own video game.

An Ungodly Mess  Director: Eric Cerisano Country: U.S.

Billy the Elephant  Director: Michelle Morgan Country: U.S.

The Monkey Business  Director: Michelle Morgan Country: U.S.

Restaurant Industry  Director: Karla Mellett Country: U.S.

Titan Force  Director: Daniel Frevert Country: Italy

Yeasty Escape  Director: Karla Mellett.  Country: U.S.

Geometry is Murder Director: John Akre.  Country: U.S.