MinnAnimate 7 Independent Animation Program

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Big Women

by Robert Jersak

Listen up, literature lovers: your nerd dad is here to to mansplain the classics. As Louisa May Alcott says, “Beware the eyes of March!”

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Heartbreaker

by Dean Hatton

In 1979 Pat Benatar released “Heartbreaker” and it became a big hit. Not many people know that British singer Jenny Darren was the first to record it a year earlier.

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An Index of Pouts

by Sarah Urquhart Evenson

A bunch of lips and sweet kisses, produced with screenprinting.

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Let x Equal x

by Colin Stanhill

A sequence of hand-drawn experiments.
Constants: visualist, technology, run time.
Independent variables: musician, drawing materials, theme.
Dependent variables: you tell me!

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Tersely Menders

by Trevor Adams and many others

If you were take the path of no resistance, you might land here: a gulag of animators chained to light tables, hovering over a sharpied-out 16mm print, scratch animations borne out with a needle, forever dreaming of freedom.

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Thursday Night in Rancho de Las Rocas

by Mike and Wendie Owens

There’s nothing like a cowpoke’s campfire harmonica to soothe the savage… um, big shadowy thing.

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HARMony

by Patrick Schwalbe

This is a full 3D/CG short film. Harmony is meant to be elegant, artistic, and expressive. I “hand-animated” the hands and did the special effects all inside of 3D Software.

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ASTROKNOT!

by Joel Erkkinen

This is a short film I made about love that knows no bounds and breaks barriers. After landing on the moon, an astronaut discovers a curious green and sparkly being with a single red eye. The intrigued astronaut inspects the properties of the extraterrestrial in a very non-scientific manner of poking, slapping, and tickling, the being seems to react… and the universe will never be the same.

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Why the Birds

by Adam Loomis

In a pet store after hours, a sentient computer ponders love.

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Beebox

by Cable Hardin

A story of agriculture and a need for change, as told by a bee and its box.

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Blob’s Adventure

by Beth Peloff

Blob explores the world against his better judgement.

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Feygel the Pigeon Keeper

by Emily Fritze

16th century Prague: the Golem, a mythical creature brought into being by Rabbi Loew to protect and defend the Jewish community, reflects on his purpose and his mortality.

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Kassandra and The Bus

by Julie JAO

When a chance meeting at a remote café upsets the plans for two travelers they must decide whether to help a stranger or leave her stranded. Yet mysterious forces suddenly transform the situation calling into question the nature of reality. This animation is based on a dream.

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“Now I am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds”

by Kelley Meister

“Now I am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds” is a hand-drawn animation that explores the realities of living in the nuclear age.

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Big City

by Buko

Anthony is constantly looking for ways to make the most out of his situations. In Big City he embarks on another adventure to do that.

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A Community Media Kit Show

by John Akre

How do you build a picture of a place, an understanding of a community? I explore this idea through film and video I shot over 25 years ago and animation created by many hands.

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I Live Differently Today

by Wayne Nelsen

Tom Cassidy guides us through the phases of his life.

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Bike Trip

by Tom Schroeder

The third and final film in Tom Schroeder’s “Bike” animated documentary series. Two bikers travel 500 miles to ask a question about beer.

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