11 Eclectic International shorts, Including stand outs such as Sundance and SXSW winner 'WORLD OF TOMORROW' by Don Hertzfeldt, and recipient of 40 festival awards, WE CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THE COSMOS by Konstantin Bronzit.
The first ever theatrical release of THE 17th ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS. This exciting feature length program features eleven short animated films curated by veteran animation producer Ron Diamond. For over sixteen years, Ron has handpicked unique, innovative, animated films from around the globe and presented them around the country exclusively to studios, societies, schools and festivals. Twenty-nine of the films showcased in previous Animation Show of Shows to receive Academy Award® nominations with nine films winning an Oscar®. This full length feature program will premiere on SEPTEMBER 24TH at the ArcLight Hollywood, and continue to numerous cities nationwide. For current list of cities and theaters visit the website here.
For 16 years, The Animation Show of Shows has been created curated and presented by Ron Diamond to introduce new and innovative short films exclusively for animation studios, societies, schools, and festivals around the world. Each year over 3,000 animated shorts are created, some of which take years to complete, but only a handful are seen outside the inner circles of the animation community. The Animation Show of Shows is Ron’s vision to heighten the exposure for this extraordinary art form and entertainment platform and to allow international audiences to experience these in a theatrical environment with other peers that share the same passion for animation.
In THE 17TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS these beautifully crafted, unique films are also paired with documentary portraits featuring four of the directors as they shed light on the motivation, process and experiences that lead to the making of their films.
The techniques of these innovative films range from hand-drawn, paint on glass and stop-motion, to the latest computer-generated imagery, with its ability to conjure entire worlds with astonishing verisimilitude. Together these films capture, in the words of Andrew Stanton, director of Finding Nemo, “ all the wit, cleverness, integrity, warmth and humor that humanity is capable of,” and have a universal appeal that makes them ideal for sharing with family and friends.
THE 17th ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS will be distributed theatrically this fall across the US and will feature the current top animated shorts from around the globe. This extraordinary program of 11 films is created by animators from Australia, France, Ireland, the US, Russia, Switzerland, and Iran, with 7 films with women directors or co-directors, and many of which have garnered awards from distinguished festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Berlinale. This will be the first theatrical release of this annual program, finally sharing these animation talents with a wider audience.
Acme Filmworks Presents THE 17TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS features the following films:
THE STORY OF PERCIVAL PILTS, created by Janette Goodey & John Lewis, Australia
TANT DE FORETS, created by Geoffrey Godet & Burcu Sankur, France
SNOWFALL, directed by Conor Whelan, Ireland
BALLAD OF HOLLAND ISLAND HOUSE, created by Lynn Tomlinson, USA
BEHIND THE TREES, created by Amanda Palmer and Avi Ofer, USA
WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT THE COSMOS, created by Konstantin Bronzit, Russia
MESSAGES DANS L’AIR, created by Isabel Favez, France/Switzerland
STRIPY, Written and directed by Babak Nekooei & Behnoud Nekooei, Iran
ASCENSION written and directed by Thomas Bourdis, Martin de Coudenhove, Caroline Domergue, Colin Laubry, Florian Laubry, France
LOVE IN THE TIME OF MARCH MADNESS, directed by Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambrano, USA
WORLD OF TOMORROW, directed by Don Hertzfeldt, USA
The Animation Show of Shows, Inc.
is an IRS registered 501(c)3 non profit created for the expressed purpose of expanding awareness of exemplary animated Short Films and Animated Short Film restoration and preservation. This program is being distributed exclusively by The Animation Show of Shows, Inc. a non-profit group. Earnings from the distribution of the Animation Show of Shows will be used for the sustainability of the mission and compensate the participating animators/rights holders. More information is available at
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