Local Sightings Film Festival 2021

Coloring Beyond the Lines: Animated Shorts

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14 films in package
The Rind
Questions about human nature, time, and reality are answered as the last hole in the fabric of the universe is discovered.
Augmented Reality Still Life
Augmented reality breathes rhythmic, pirouetting life into a diorama-like world.
Set to a poem read by Tjawangwa Dema, this surreal, vivid mixed media animation ponders memory, reality, and loss. ** Cadence: Video Poetry Festival 2021 Award Winner **
Her Resolve
A young woman uses the lessons left behind by her father to help herself accept his passing, find closure, and reconnect to the creativity that he had helped her foster in life.
Closed captions available
Form and pattern flow and syncopate throughout this glowing, kinetic visual mixtape of abstract digital painting, photo imagery, texture, and brilliant color.
Trash Birds
A seagull becomes consumed by a monstrous appetite for junk food, forsaking all birdly ties in this darkly fantastic, playful collage animation.
Barry the Bearable Bear Is Lost
A humorously hapless bear finds himself lost in the woods, beset by absurdism at every turn, as he searches for his way home.
Closed captions available
Mary Olson Farm
Animated using both found objects from the farm and illustrated digital overlays, the fabric of the Mary Olson Farm’s history in this textured multimedia portrait.
Closed captions available
Solar Forests
A delicate yet powerful visualization of the lifespan of a tree, crafted using a dramatic cross-sectional animation.
Good Mourning
A man experiences the stages of grief, in an animation scored to the tune of a song whose algorithmically created melody is based on the shape of ovarian cancer DNA.
Sci-fi stop motion animation creates hilarious and endearing one-of-a-kind characters who seek to understand each other's true intentions while embroiled in a backroom deal.
When a street artist develops a social media obsession and starts to do what his online personality wants, he is pushed into dark and dangerous scenarios.
What We See in the Clouds
Over the phone, friends of the filmmaker tell her what they see in cloud photographs that she sends them. Their visions are then animated over the clouds in a loving study of imagination and long-distance friendship.
Golden from the Get Go – Hey I Know You
An alternate ecosystem of mysterious eggs and ectoplasmic entities becomes a meditation on the self in society, set to the swinging sounds of Golden from the Get Go.

Innovative animated works offer new perspectives on the world, by incorporating technological augmentation, found objects, stop-motion, and colorful display of stories to reimagine our reality.

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Augmented reality breathes rhythmic, pirouetting life into a diorama-like world.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    1 minutes
  • Language
    nonverbal, with no subtitles or captions
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Seattle Premiere
  • Director
    Kayla Kane