93 min.

From magic candies to disappearing frogs, this year’s animated shorts take us on unexpected journeys from the otherworldly outer reaches to the inner depths of one’s mind.

Please note: The short Magic Candies is is not available for streaming.

  • Running Time: 93 min.

Packaged Films

Is This Now the Time I Should Let You Go?

Taiwan | 2023 | 9 min. | Yi-Chin Tsai

Like the scenery from a running train, memories are beautiful, blurry, and ever-changing in this experimental animated documentary.

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Magic Candies

Japan | 2023 | 21 min. | Daisuke Nishio

The other kids never ask Dong-Dong to play, but he’s fine just playing marbles on his own. Until one day, he buys a bag of colorful candies and begins to discover new voices and perspectives.

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Peeping Mom

France | 2023 | 15 min. | Francis Canitrot

Nostalgic for her unbridled youth, Eli’s mother Marie is obsessed with “the sex” and wants her son to have the same sexual fulfillment as she had in her youth. Eli resists, until one fateful night…

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Pipe Dreams

USA | 2023 | 7 min. | Christina Woo

June takes us through a typical day of what it takes to run Chouinard Dormitory and oversee the building’s wacky residents.

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Play Again

USA | 2023 | 13 min. | Zen Pace

Grieving their father's untimely death, Javi unearths the video game they used to share, embarking on an odyssey to repair the darker moments of their relationship.

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Tennis, Oranges

USA | 2024 | 11 min. | Sean Pecknold

A robot vacuum quits its job and sets out to find community and a greater purpose.

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The Waiting

Germany | 2023 | 16 min. | Volker Schlecht

A researcher briefly leaves the Costa Rican cloud forest after several years observing frogs, only to return to find them gone….

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When We Sleep

USA | 2023 | 3 min. | Alanna Johnson

A voice calls out in the darkness—“What do you dream about?”—awakening the Star Child, who shifts to coincide with each answer.

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