Tribeca Fest Revives Animated Short Program

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The Tribeca Film Festival has announced an animated shorts program — its first in several years.

The shorts program, titled All You Can Eat, includes the following films:

  • A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation. Directed by Martin Wallner and Stefan Leuchtenberg, written by Martin Wallner. New York Premiere. A man’s journey through grief is revealed. (Germany – 15 minutes)
  • The Beaufort Diaries. Directed by Alex Petrowsky, written by T Cooper. New York Premiere. A polar bear in Hollywood has trouble going with the “floe.” (USA – 4 minutes)
  • Harmonium Mountain. Directed by Clifford Ross. New York Premiere. It’s a ravishing ride through an imaginary animated landscape. (USA – 5 minutes)
  • Just That Sort of a Day. Directed and written by Abhay Kumar. New York Premiere. Follow the lives of seemingly random characters. (India – 13 minutes)
  • Not Over Easy. Directed by Jordan Canning, written by Jody Richardson and Jordan Canning. New York Premiere. Love isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. (Canada – 6 minutes)
  • Preferably Blue. Directed by Alan Dickson, written by Wayne Ching. New York Premiere. A lonely and bitter Easter Bunny hatches a plan to steal the spotlight from Santa Claus. (New Zealand – 11 minutes)
  • Year Zero. Directed and written by Richard Cunningham III. World Premiere. A sole survivor battles the zombie apocalypse in New York City. (USA – 24 minutes)

Of note is these films include voice overs from such renowned actors as David Duchovny, Ian McKellen and Joseph Fiennes, while Philip Glass composed the music for Harmonium Mountain.

Also, Year Zero will be showing in the Tribeca Online Film Festival. Here’s a look at the trailer for that one:

“In programming the festival this year we had to make some incredibly difficult decisions, but we are excited about the quality, ingenuity, risk-taking and diversity of this year’s program,” says David Kwok, director of programming. “We believe the competition this year is one of our most diverse yet — it includes countries and genres never before represented and highlights the spectrum of world cinema out there today. We can’t wait to share them with our audiences.”

The Tribeca Film Festival will hold its 10th edition from April 20 to May 1 in Manhattan. Dates, times and locations of screenings for the animated shorts can be found here.