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MinnAnimate 6 Independent Animation Program

Here is the program that will play at 7 pm on September 14th.


Creation Myth

by Lea Redding

A boy playing on the river bank helps a turtle get back into the water, and sees something incredible.


Kidtasia: A Fantasy in 5 Beats

by Robert Jersak

The kid took my tablet and messed around with GarageBand, so I decided to animate some of her beats and tracks. A very short electronic riff on Fantasia.

Fulfillingness’ Rebirth

by chamindika wanduragala

A shadow puppet stop motion animation dealing with losing/regaining creativity and sense of self after childbirth.


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by Colin Stanhill

A series of exercises in synthesized silliness. A formalist offering of fabricated frivolity. A procession of ocular oddments. A capricious cartoon. A geometric jaunt.



by Emory Allen

A humorous take on the dangers of over-working. Made for Hellavision Television Animation Show.

All My Heroes

by Adam Loomis

Music video for Minneapolis-based band, Double Grave.

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Maureen and the Ice Queen

by Beth Peloff

A young girl discovers there’s more to her favorite food than meets the eye.


Sleigh Runner

by Andy Lefton

A modern approach to an age old legend.



by Josh Stifter

Every snowflake is different, right?

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Magic Season

by Wayne Nelsen

Tom Cassidy talks about his brother, mentalist extraordinaire, Bob Cassidy.



by Susan Shay Brugger

Getting toothpaste back in the tube isn’t a problem for an animator.



by Eve Hernandez

A series of compositions created to offset a high anxiety inducing lifestyle.

Thursday’s Child

by Maret Polzine

Thursday’s Child has far to go. As I gazed into the storm, I was never more receptive to the vast journey ahead of me, never more aware of my smallness. But it was also in this meditative state that I found I was not afraid of the void, but soothed by it. Thursday’s Child has far to go, and what a comfort that is.


8500 v2.0

by Trevor Adams

A/V remix of an IMP classic.

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Self Portrait

by Cody Greene

Self Portrait is a short about the healing properties of the creative process; Using art as a means of coping with inner turmoil such as depression and anxiety.


PEEN Zine – Mature Warning

by Simeon Kondev

ISSUE #1 of self-published animation


Manfred’s my Friend

by Edward Heyl

Manfred the vampire lord discovers the meaning of true friendship… and the gamezone club.

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A Pitiful Mind

by Ian Lueck

In this sequel to “C.A.T. Scam” and “Hoppity Quack”, Mr. Cat is forced to attend therapy, and clashes with Dr. Rabbit, who keeps entering his life at the most inopportune times.

Science Movie

Science Movie

by Sue Grant

Spoof on Gravity


Science Today: The Trump Particle

by John Akre

Dr. Hubert Zork presents his research on the Trump Phenomenon.


The Dames – “Head of State”

by Brian Barber

Music video for Duluth-based band The Dames, produced as part of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival.



by Mike Owens

The cat of a terrified man performs an act of cathartic kindness the morning after a shocking presidential election.

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The Message

by Julie JAO

The Message is a short film of an experimental creative ritual. The performer creates, breathes life into the creation and sends it with a message to the spirit world.

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Dead Birds

by Emily Fritze

After a tragedy occurs in a remote desert town, a boy sees his world through a new, more sinister perspective. With a fairybug as his sidekick, he sets out to unearth the truth behind what happened.


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MinnAnimate II Program

MinnAnimate Jr. – animation created by youth

The Three Little Pigs in a Different Kind of Story – Created by first and second graders during Art Camp in Halllock, MN this summer.

Cheat – created by youth at Animation Camp at IFP MN this summer.

The Princess Knight – created by Iris and Emma at Animation Camp at IFP MN this summer.

Rise of the Pepperoni – created by Max, Jonah, and Marcus at Animation Camp at IFP MN this summer.

Art Changes Everything – created by youth at Animation Camp at Intermedia Arts this summer.

Revenge of BunnyFish – created by Levi, Delia, Bea and Chavez at Animation Camp at Intermedia Arts this summer.

The Story of Steve – created by Sarah and Maxine at Art Camp in Halllock, MN this summer.

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French Movie – Scott Wenner

French Movie is an all-animated short film set to a poem by Best American Poetry Editor David Lehman.  The film deconstructs passages from the poem and from classic French cinema resulting in storytelling through scenes of singular objects and environments.

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Ship of Fools – Emily Fritze

“Ship of Fools” is a story based on the Renaissance notion of casting off the town lunatics by putting them on a boat to sea. On their aimless journey, these characters are pursued by a monster that gains powers with each person it devours.

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Over Your Shoulder – Brian Barber

This was a music video done for Duluth’s Homegrown festival. For 5 years, filmmakers have been given a random song from a local band and then they make a video for it. The first year, we only had a weekend, but after that the timeline has stretched to a couple of months. This is my 4th contribution to the Homegrown Music Video Festival. I’m lucky the Keepaways were willing to play along and have some fun with this, they really made it come together.

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The Trip – Adina Cohen

It follows a man, Jim Bob, as he tries to not be late for his flight to Bona Bona. But there are many obstacles in Jim Bob’s way, including a clown who wants immediately to get into Jim Bob’s Pants.


18˚N 65˚W – Dane Cree and Claire Strautmanis

18˚N 65˚W is a stream of consciousness, collaborative hand drawn animation. Inspired by a two week period spent on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Animated by Dane Cree and Claire Strautmanis


Finding (A)way – Lora Madjar

“Finding (A)way” is a short stop-motion animation about a young woman’s escape from her oppressive life and country. She lands in a different version of her past and realizes that she holds the power to transform her life wherever she is by creating and becoming part of a supportive community. The current version is part one of the complete story.

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Spaceman Jones – Wolfgang Wick

A spacemen tries to take a photo of a space animal with tragic consequences.


Uproot – Oanh Vu

Uproot, is the second video in a series about Xuan Nguyen and Hiep Vu, immigrants from Vietnam to New Ulm, Minnesota.  In this video, Xuan shares her struggle to bring her children to the U.S. after being forced to leave them behind when she escaped Vietnam.


Climate Conference  – Dave and Mary Sandberg

A surprise guest arrives at the Climate Conference.


Famous People. Fast Food – Greg Bro

At the Burger Buddy, you never know who might stop by for a burger & some fries. Written, voiced, and animated by Greg Bro, “Famous People. Fast Food.” debuted at the 2013 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival.

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Life Under the Dome: Series I – Mahieu Spaid

Life Under the Dome enters the world of muffins, cupcakes, and sweet sushi. The short animation takes place in a pastry shop where the creative confections are shaped like sushi, pets, and other classic characters. They come to life when no one is eyeing their frosting or sugar coated sprinkles. All they can do is observe the world through their cake dome.


The Uncle Mike Show – Cable Hardin

An unfortunate tv show host is troubled by the program’s sponsors.

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Unpop: The Story of Lenny Halwar – John Akre

A forgotten celebrity artist is remembered and then forgotten again.


Worm – Caleb Wood

Bilaterally Symmetrical Invertebrate.

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Transplant – Trevor Adams

Transplant is a cosmic dream of the origins of the universe as projected through the sounds and life-flashes of bicyclists, puppeteers and posers in Minneapolis. It was hand-scratched onto previously exposed 16mm film.


Thoughts of an Artist – Cole Behrends, Evyn Erickson, Sabrina Jenema, Shelby Vongroven

The classic tale of muses, fears, and inspirations as told from four different young artists’ perspectives.

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Street Animation Station at Central Avenue Open Street – John Akre

Public animation with people on the street at this summer’s Central Avenue Open Street event.

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Treebellion – Beth Peloff

What happens when nature decides it has had enough?

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Bird Shit – Caleb Wood

A closer look at bird shit.

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Migration and Murmuration – Lisa Erickson/Karen Kopacz

The song “Bits and Pieces” written for this animation describes the dots and arrows that represent starlings flying in their habitual murmuration form. As the hawk chases them they band together and chase back, taunting and teasing and finally succeeding, settle down to the ground as an exhausted hawk flies off to find a less protagonist contender.

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Marcel, King of Tervuren – Tom Schroeder

Marcel survives the bird flu, alcohol, sleeping pills and his son Max.  Though blinded in one eye, he remains the King of Tervuren.  Greek tragedy as acted out by Belgian roosters.


Leonard – Michelle Brost

A lumberjack with possible anger problems meets an unexpected friend.


The Mysterious Arrival of an Unusual Letter – Scott Wenner

A lonely old fellow receives a mysterious letter from his long deceased father. Based on a poem by Mark Strand.

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Dear Twin Cities, – Peter Kirschmann

I’ve lived in the Twin Cities for a decade, and in that time it’s become my home. In the fall of 2013, I’ll be moving away to go back to school. This short was made as an open letter to the cities I’ve grown to love, a litany of the places I will miss. This was originally produced for MNKINO38: Arrivals and Departures at Northern Spark 2013.


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