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November 20, 2021 · 11:30 am$10 – $12
Saturday, November 20, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Key West Theater (location)
Audience Award Winners and celebrity cameos highlight the 2021 lineup. Imaginative and visionary animation from around the world lands here at the Key West Film Festival.
Length of Program: 90 minutes
Directed by Kristian Mercado. 16 minutes.
Winner of Best Animated Short, South By Southwest Film Festival. A brother and sister stumble upon a celestial secret that changes their lives forever and propels them into Reggaetón stardom, but they soon discover that their newfound fame comes at a deep price.
Directed by Joe Cappa. 10 minutes.
In this Sundance Film Festival selection, a family’s new rescue pup is terrorized by deceased pets in this mind-bending horror. Directed by Denver filmmaker Joe Cappa.
THE DISASTER DREAMS
Directed by Lianne Becker. 12 minutes.
Gen Z teens recount their dreams and nightmares, brought to life through vivid animation and the voices of Emmy winner Edie Falco, Judith Light, Bobby Cannavale, Phylicia Rashad and more.
Directed by Geoff Hecht. 8 minutes.
In this tour-de-force from San Francisco animator Geoff Hecht, today is an important day for Zak, but everything is going horribly wrong. During his adventurous bus ride, Zak goes through a deeply personal metamorphosis.
OEIL POUR OEIL
Directed by Thomas Boileau. 6 minutes.
A one sighted pirate captain keeps going on a journey to get a treasor, everytime with a new crew of pirates as one sighted as he is.
Directed by Justin Bruce Lee. 6 minutes.
Determined to gain favor in his family’s eyes and match his sister’s status, a boy must prove his worth and show his potential in an upcoming martial arts competition.
Directed by Gabrielle Tougeron. 2 minutes.
In a fantasy world, where nature is barely holding on, a little girl enjoys the flight on a swing carried by a magnificent creature. With her head in the clouds, she doesn’t realize what is going on behind this beautiful scene. Directed by French animator Gabrielle Tougeron.
THE TRAIN DRIVER
Directed by Christian Wittmoser and Zuniel Kim. 5 minutes.
Throughout his professional life, driver Bernd Ziegler has killed six people because they threw themselves in front of his train. How does a train driver handle this? From German filmmakers Christian Wittmoser and Zuniel Kim.
Directed by Cinzia Angelini. 19 minutes.
Inspired by World War II stories from the director’s mother, the character of Mila represents the best of humanity. Although she has lost everything – her family, her house, her peace – she still clings to hope.