Animation Show of Shows
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The Animation Show of Shows

May 07, 2023

This event occurred as part of the 22/23 Hop Film Event season. This is an archived view.

This annual collection of wondrous, poignant and very funny animated shorts from around the world is back by popular demand. A virtual Q&A follows.

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22nd Annual Animation Show of Shows Theatrical Trailer


After a three year hiatus, this curated selection of the "best of the best" animated short films by students and professionals around the world returns to theaters across North America this spring. Featuring films from 10 countries, the 2022 edition of the program offers an array of highly imaginative, thought-provoking and moving works that reflect the filmmakers' unique perspectives and their relationship to the world.

This 22nd edition is especially timely and relevant, dealing with both the anxieties and hopes in a world faced with a seemingly endless series of existential crises. Comprised of 10 films—nine recent, along with one restored classic—this year's show is kid-friendly, life-affirming, funny, inspirational, purposeful and memorable. 

Total runtime: 1h30m

Stay for a post-screening virtual Q&A with the filmmakers.

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Beyond Noh
D. Patrick Smith & Kaori Ishida, US/Japan, 3m55s

Empty Places
D. Geoffroy de Crecy, France, 8m49s

Beseder (Good and Better)
D. Gil Alkabetz, Germany, 4m23s

D. Jeanne Apergis, France, 7m44s

Rain (Deszcz)
D. Piotr Milczarek, Poland, 5m13s

Average Happiness
D. Maja Gehrig, Switzerland, 7m3s

D. Jo Meuris, US, 5m15s

D. Gísli Darri Halldórsson, Iceland, 8m35s

D. Dina Velikovskaya, Germany/Russia, 7m36s

The Man Who Planted Trees
D. Frederic Back, Canada, 30m8s

“The smorgasbord of creativity and artistry presented once again succeeds at showing animation’s limitless modes of expression.”

Carlos Aguilar, Animation World Network
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