2017 SXSW Film Festival Selections: Animated Shorts [Video]

This week we’re highlighting the 2017 Animated Shorts Competition. Featuring an eclectic array of styles, each film is sure to inspire.

You can view our SXSW 2017 Best Animated Short Award Winner, Wednesday With Goddard directed by Nicolas Ménard, and many more on Vimeo.

Check out more great short films from past editions of SXSW on our SXSW Film Festival Vimeo Channel.

2017 SXSW Animated Short Film Selections

Tough directed by Jennifer Zheng

Somethings can only be understood with maturity. New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British- born daughter speak as adults for the first time.

Glucose directed by Jeron Braxton

Glucose is sweet, marketable, and easy to consume, but its surface satisfaction is a thin coating on the pain of many disenfranchised people.

Wednesday With Goddard directed by Nicolas Menard

A personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.

Hot Dog Hands directed by Matt Reynolds

This woman can’t stop growing fingers.

It Should Be Easy directed by Ben Meinhardt

What happens when your mom calls for help with the computer?

Other Animated Shorts that were part of the SXSW 2017 program, but are not yet available to watch on Vimeo include:

Catherine directed by Britt Raes
Summer Camp Island directed by Julia Pott
Bloop’s Birthday directed by Julian Glander
Birdlime directed by Evan DeRushie
Pussy directed by Renata Gasiorowska
Loudirected by Dave Mullins

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By Claudette Godfrey




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