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The Animation Showcase has unveiled their 2022 Best Shorts Collection, with seven must-watch animated short films that have been widely acclaimed during animation & film festivals in the last few months.
You can watch this collection for free! Registration instructions are available at the end of this article.
A wide range of short films
This is the 7th year of The Animation Showcase Best-Of Collection. This year’s collection include fewer titles than the previous ones, but a wide range of topics and visual styles are featured. You will find below the full list of shorts included in the collection, as well as their trailers.
- Ice Merchants by João Gonzalez: “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.”
- My Year of Dicks, by Sara Gunnarsdóttir: “Hilarious and genre-mashing, an imaginative 15-year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90’s.”
- Steakhouse, by Špela Čadež, explores toxic masculinity.
- Christopher at Sea by Tom CJ Brown: “Christopher embarks on a transatlantic voyage as a passenger on a cargo ship. His hopes of finding out what lures so many men to sea sets him on a journey into solitude, fantasy and obsession.”
- Pasajero (Passenger) by Juan Pablo Zaramella: “A journey through the conflictive relationship between a man, his social environment and codes.”
- The Flying Sailor by Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby: “A bold blend of comedy, suspense and philosophy, The Flying Sailor is an exhilarating meditation on the wonder and fragility of life.”
- Black Slide by Uri Lotan: “A young boy sneaks into the scariest waterslide in the world.”
How to watch these shorts for free
You can watch this collection for free (and yes, it’s legal!), on one condition: you must be part of the animation or motion pictures industries (students are welcome). This is due to the fact that shorts that are available without any restriction usually can’t be screened in festival afterwards.
Click here to access the registration form and join The Animation Showcase. You will be asked to provide a proof that you are indeed part of the animation industry, such as a LinkedIn profile or a demoreel on Vimeo. If you already have an account, head over to The Animation Showcase directly.
Last, but not least, The Animation Showcase shared their plans for the future.