California Institute of the Arts is a world leader in animation education, known for both character-based and experimental work. This screening includes recent animated films by women in the Experimental and Character Animation programs.
Curated and presented by Maureen Furniss
Heather Bursch, 2006, 2´00´
Four deer hunters journey into the forest. Instead of finding big game, the hunters begin to obsess on their own movements, becoming increasingly disconnected from their environment.
Sahar Alsawat, 2007, 4´00´´
It is remarkable to see how the Iraqi people continue living life each day. I never realized the impact and devastation of war until it hit me personally.
Marina Budovsky, 2006, 7´00´´
The story of a girl whose mother is eaten by a monster.
Jovanna Tosello, 2007, 2´00´´
A 35mm scratch film self-portrait.
Song E Kim, 2006, 2´00´´
An inner look at a woman’s psychological state as a couple is having dinner on an ordinary day.
Lauren Duarte, 2007, 6´00´´
The story of a little dog and his friends, made from cutouts of cashmere fabric.
Debralee Shelby, 2004, 2´00´´
Rorschach is a moving ink blot test. The abstraction of hands moving lends itself to many other images.
Miwa Matreyek, 2006, 4´00´´
A science fiction future where machines are organic and organisms are machine.
Norma V. Toraya, 2004, 5´00´´
Mixed live-action/animation about a vacant, dry, ill-libido desert wasteland of female bounty hunters and rock-formed males.
Leah Chun, 2006. 3´00´´
The film is a visual poem, a surreal journey through inner organisms. "The fish in a fish tank makes bubbles. A tree makes flower seeds out of the bubbles. The flower seeds wake up the doll…"
Amanda Spalinski, 2004, 2´00´´
Skippy is a story of the family dog, a cute little critter with a unique ability that impresses the whole family.
Jihyun Song, 2004, 7´00´´
A multimedia animation incorporating documentary footage, depicting difficult family relationships during holidays.
Una Lorenzen, 2007, 4´00´´
A fantastic world created for “It Goes Without Saying,” from the album Speaks Volumes by Nico Muhly.
Evelyn Lee, 2006, 3´00´´
How can one be bad at being racist? In this lyrical animation, a Korean American girl educates a snarling old woman about the finer differences of racist terminology in a dirty Port Authority bathroom.
Lauren Fisher, 2006, 1´00´´
A new play on the thaumatrope, an important antecedent of animation.
Danielle Ash, 2007, 2´00´´
A playful look at the world of pigeons and the materials of animation, set to a Dave Brubeck composition.