Thirteen animated shorts will screen at the South by Southwest Film Festival 2014. From Brazil to Australia and New Zealand, the SXSW list of animated shorts blurs geographic and art borders, blending computer-generated animation with stop motion, live action, and hand-drawn films. This is the full list of all animated shorts with trailers. Scroll down to watch in full length 3 of the movies: Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 2—Time, Eager, and The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Aged 33 Years & 3/4. Make sure you follow filmslie.com on twitter to stay tuned on news, info, and complete coverage of SXSW animated shorts competition.
The Alligator by Alexandra Barsky
The Alligator is an animated horror short by New York-based filmmaker Alexandra Barsky. The film has a very distinct visual style with prevalent dark colors, Gothic-like look, and menacing sound effects.
Caveirão by Gui Marcondes
Caveirão is an animated short that mixes live-action and animation like Michel Gondry’s Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? It tells the night story of the city of Sao Paulo, when at 3:33 a.m. time stops and the spirits of the city come out to play.
The Brazilian director Guilherme Marcondes lives in Brooklyn. His best-known film is Tyger, which has won more than 20 international awards. Here are the trailers for Caveirão:
And here is Tyger, also set during night-time:
Clarence by Skyler Page
Skyler Page created the Clarence series for Cartoon Network. As the director explained (interview below), Clarence is “about this chubby pink boy Clarence and his adventure and trying to make friends but being really awkward at it.” Here is the pilot episode for season 1:
The interview with Skyler Page:
Coda by Alan Holly
Coda is about a drunken man’s meeting with death. Alan Holly is an Irish animator based in Dublin.
Alan Holly’s short Togtha is a critique on modern society and industrialism:
Confusion Through Sand by Danny Madden
Confusion Through Sand is a hand-animated short that follows a scared man lost in the desert. Danny Madden used recycled paper to create the film.
The Construction of ANSTALT3000 by Helmut Munz
As the Austrian director Helmut Munz descriptively explained, the film is about the construction of ANSTALT3000. What more is there to add?
Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared 2—Time by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling
The short examines the existential question of time in flippant yet horrifying way. The film is an eerie psychedelic experience. It is the sequel to the first part, which examined creativity and became a viral hit on YouTube:
And part 2:
Eager by Allison Schulnik
A stop-motion clay animation that avoids a narrative structure and celebrates movement. Watch the entire film:
Marilyn Myller by Mikey Please
Marilyn Myller is struggling to create something profound and perfect in Mikey Please’s new movie. In 2011, the British filmmaker won a BAFTA animation award for his short The Eagleman Stag. The trailer for Marilyn Myller:
The Eagleman Stag:
Queenie by Paul Neason
The New Zealand filmmaker Paul Neason created the stop-animation short from paper and cardboard. The film is tragicomedy that follows a teacher named Danny. No trailer is available.
The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Aged 33 & 3/4
Directed by Australian filmmaker Steve Baker, the mixed media film follows the awkward Desmondo who is lonely and looking for love. He is just an ordinary man who likes peeing in the rain and does not like magicians because the lie. Watch and review the full Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray.
Through the Hawthorne by Anna Benner, Pia Borg, Gemma Burditt
Through the Hawthorne examines a man’s illness through the vision of three different directors. This is the London’s trio first collaboration. No trailer is available.
Yearbook by Bernardo Britto
Planet Earth is about to blow up and a man has to write the complete human history.