5@5 Poet

  • Borrowed Time Borrowed Time
  • Chad Gadya Chad Gadya
  • Clouds Clouds
  • Daewit Daewit
  • Father and Daughter Father and Daughter
  • Honky Cat Honky Cat
  • Splotch Splotch
  • Stardust Serenade Stardust Serenade
  • Stems Stems


Rafael 3 Fri, Oct 7, 2016 5:00 PM
Rafael 3 Fri, Oct 14, 2016 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:5@5 / Shorts
Note Writer:Amanda Todd


“My only weapon is my pen. And the frame of mind I'm in. I'm a songwriter. A poet.” Hand-drawn, CG, and stop-motion characters, both dramatic and comedic, evoke life in this year’s animated shorts program. In Dan McHale’s Splotch (US 2015, 4 min), coffee takes on many morphing forms, while in David Jansen’s Daewit (Germany 2015, 15 min), a man raised by wolves learns to forgive. A mash-up of interstellar dimensions is the focus of Kathleen Quillian’s Stardust Serenade (US 2014, 4 min), and in Nina Paley and Theodore Gray’s Chad Gadya (US 2015, 3 min), spinning matzah dances with animated embroidery. Puppets are raucous in Tamara Hahn’s Honky Cat (US 2016, 5 min), and found objects create cadence in Ainslie Henderson’s Stems (UK 2015, 3 min). In Michael Dudok de Wit’s Oscar®-winning Father and Daughter (Netherlands/UK/Belgium 2000, 9 min), a girl matures while longing for her missing father. Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj’s Borrowed Time (US 2015, 7 min) portrays a sheriff haunted by a childhood memory, and in Diego Maclean’s Clouds (Canada 2016, 11 min), a villager interprets the skies to ominous effect.

Guests in attendance 10/14: Andrew Coats, Lou Hamou-Lhadj & Amanda Deering Jones (Borrowed Time);

Dan McHale & Valerie Boulbes (Splotch); Kathleen Quillian & Gilbert Guerrero (Stardust Serenade)

Included Shorts

Borrowed Time (7min) More
Chad Gadya (2min) More
Clouds (12min) More
Daewit (15min) More
Father and Daughter (9min) More
Honky Cat (5min) More
Splotch (3min) More
Stardust Serenade (3min) More
Stems (3min) More