Animated Shorts Competition at SWSW 2023

by | Mar 10, 2023 | Blog, Shorts | 1 comment

The SXSW Animated Shorts Competition is an assortment of stories told using traditional animation, computer-generated effects, stop-motion, and everything in between. After we see them all, we’ll let you know which one is our favorite. Is there one that stands out to you

Ashkasha (Argentina, Spain)

Director/Screenwriter/Producer: Lara Maltz

Ashkasha is a living being guided by curiosity. This causes her to lose her head and get trapped in the depths, where she is submerged on a discovery journey. (U.S. Premiere)

A Tiny Man (France)

Directors: Aude David, Mikaël Gaudin, Screenwriters: Mikaël Gaudin, Aude David, Producer: Jérôme Blesson

With a delicately penciled animation style, A Tiny Man tells a moral tale of nefarious schemes gone awry. As a husband faces the consequences of his actions, he perhaps begins to realize that maybe size does in fact matter. (Texas Premiere)

Beyond the Fringe (Spain)

Directors: Han Tang, Costanza Baj, Screenwriter/Producer: Han Tang

A story about a little paper figure’s journey of finding the strength to leave its home, the notebook where it was born, to explore the great world beyond. (World Premiere)

Christopher At Sea (France, UK, USA)

Director: Tom CJ Brown, Screenwriters: Tom CJ Brown, Laure Desmazières, Producers: Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron, Amanda Miller, Hanna Stolarski, Nick Read, Emily-Jane Brown Christopher goes to sea. (Texas Premiere)

The Debutante (UK)

Director/Screenwriter: Elizabeth Hobbs, Producer: Abigail Addison

A spirited young woman persuades a hyena from London Zoo to take her place at a dinner dance being held in her honor. (Texas Premiere)

Ice Merchants (Portugal)

Director/Screenwriter: João Gonzalez, Producers: Bruno Caetano, Michaël Proença

Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground far away where they sell the ice they produce daily. (Texas Premiere)

Remove Hind Legs Before Consumption (Switzerland)

Directors: Lukas Wind, Finn Meisner, Leslie Herzig, Producer: Gerd Gockell

In an insect food farm, one lucky cricket survives its certain death. (International Premiere)

Sandwich Cat (Spain)

Director/Screenwriter: David Fidalgo, Producers: Daniel Rodriguez, Laura Doval

David lives alone with his kitty, Sandwich Cat. It seemed like an ordinary day, but an unexpected visit will lead him to a crucial reflection to humanity. (International Premiere)

Spring Roll Dream (UK)

Director: Mai Vu, Screenwriter: Chloe White, Producer: Thijme Grol

Linh is a Vietnamese single mother who’s successfully forged a life for herself and her son in America. But she is confronted with the past and culture she left behind and the question of where it belongs in her family’s new life. (Texas Premiere)

Director/Screenwriter/Producer: Zora Kovac

After an agoraphobic scientist accidentally creates a baby-like plant creature, their connection threatens to upend his reclusive way of life. (World Premiere)

1 Comment

  1. MarQuis

    Maybe an anime short should be submitted to SXSW 2024 for Orphans of Pyrah, or Mascot PD, js


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