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MinnAnimate 9 Lineup

Animation made by youth

From FilmNorth July 2020 Stop Motion Animation Camp

Food Fight, by Kaitlin

Crumbs Vs. Mouth, by Charlie

Attack of the Cheeseburger, by Nolan

From FilmNorth August 2020 Stop Motion Animation Camp

Dragon in the Woods, by Netta

Promo for the Empire, by Gabriel

Relentless, by Bennett

Student Animation



Daveed Her

An adventurer goes on a journey in search for diamonds in a cave.


The Red Jewel Thief

Alex Kern

Lego Stop Motion: Someone steals a red jewel and tries to get away but is apprehended soon after!



Wong Xiong

The main character and second character are fighting in a deserted landscape. When the main character loses, he wakes up.



Andrea Lindler

A young boy finds a unique way to get back at some neighborhood bullies.


The Grand Story

Kate Toriseva

This short film is a summary of my grandparents’ story together, based off of pictures/videos/stories I’ve been seen or been told about growing up.


Spike and Melody

Amabelle Johnson

In this world, Paleco is a product that allows children to have customized dinosaurs as pets. Our main character, Melody, wants one for her birthday but her mom can’t afford it. However, Mom ends up finding a bootleg version, DinoGo, instead. But something doesn’t seem quite right when the egg finally hatches…

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Baby Food

Kai Dranchak

Baby Food is an animated short film about a feisty baby who’s sick of eating baby food; he wants adult food.



Jordan Schulz

A robot’s quest takes him up the face of a precarious mountain and pits him against an even stronger foe.

Independent Animation

Hit the Road Jack

Hit the Road Jack

Scott Ferril

A lip sync team gets burned, original is stereo 3D



Joseph Dutra

What happens when you mix Mickey Mouse and Deadpool together? You get DeadMouse!!

My Northeast and Yours FINAL

My Northeast and Yours

John Akre

A collaboratively-created stop motion animation project about the sense of place, created during shelter in place and animated over several livestreams.

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Ink Ode

Colin Stanhill

Slapstick psychedelia meets analog glitch film in a love poem to the blotty, bleedy, supersaturated splendor of ink on paper. Ever-morphing imagery crackles with artifacts and oddments that recall the unique textures of film reels, video tapes, and digital files. Created entirely with brushed ink on 35mm paper.


Us – Chapter 1

Garden Greene

“Us” is planned as a four part coming of age story aimed to navigate the themes of gender, sexuality, and queer identity.

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How Not to Be Seen

Beth Peloff

A woman takes extreme measures to avoid small talk at a wedding.


The Perfect Dress

Marla Goodman

A woman dreams of a perfect dress and works to create it. The result of her efforts takes her on a journey which ends in a photo taken in her front yard. This project was the outcome of a July 2020 FilmNorth online workshop.



Wayne Nelsen

Japanese artist, Yuya Negishi, takes us on a tour of his home in the era of COVID-19.



Joel Erkkinen

Enjoy my short film about the selflessness of the children we raise. All of us parents are stuck at home with our delightful offspring. They will be good citizens… eventually. Stay safe! Room Layout by Mike Owens Room Background by Ching Thao

Lessons During Covid-19

Lessons During COVID-19

Scott Ferril

Simple lessons to remember during lockdown.

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Quarantine Horror Routine

Robert Jersak

Walks with my daughter by day, binging vintage horror films by night – it’s all part of a COVID-19 quarantine horror routine. Frames of gothic cinema and cycles of personal fears all bleed together in this short film about living day-to-day during a pandemic.

MinnAnimate Late


The Coolest Wife

Sam Selvaggio

An incredibly tolerant wife hears about another gnarly card game from her husband.


Aliens & Milk

Wayne Nelsen

A distant planet, fueled by milk, runs out. Story and art by Hamil Griffin-Cassidy.


Twurkey 2 Point OH!

Joel Erkkinen

The sequel to “The World’s First Twurkey” is FINALLY here!!!

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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.

pitiful mind

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 6 Youth/Student Program

This is the program that will show at 6 pm on September 14.

new frontier

New Frontier

by Samantha Ballis

In the future, the only frontier left to explore is space.



by Kai and Sam

Recycling Gone Wrong

by Elyse and Ellen

These two films were created during the IFP MN Stop Motion Animation Camp in June 2017.


Theng’s Animation

by Pao Thao Theng

SPNN youth detail their trip to Detroit and recite their bonding experiences and lessons they’ve learned from the Allied Media Conference in Detroit.


Welcome to Hell

by Henry

Matt and Ollie

by Leon

Final Project (Flower Movie)

by Vidhya H.

These three short films (and the MinnAnimate trailer) were created during the IFP MN Photoshop/Animate Camp in August 2017.


by Jennifer Rosario

This film shows the relationship between an old dog who just wants to sleep and a baby who just wants to play.


I’m Happy – Teen Nostalgia

by Jim Belden

“I’m Happy” was produced by students in the Animation @ The Station class at CTV North Suburbs, as a culminating project for a class that explored various types of animation styles. It is an abbreviated music video for a song of the same title by teen musician Teenage Nostalgia.



by Joseph Dutra

A bored student experiences a frightening wake-up call.

The Love Bug

by Jennifer Rosario

Two chameleons find love through the help of a metaphoric match-making butterfly.

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The Star Shepherd Parts 1 and 2

by Mary Kippley

A little girl transforms into the keeper of the stars, but grows lonely. Finding something unidentifiable floating in the distance, she goes off to investigate.



by Sklyer Swender

Drawn charcoal stopmotion accounting the events of the 1914 Christmas truce from soldiers diaries and journals.



by Emily Downes

A dissection of a macroscopic view of individual constitution or actualization is interpreted through symbols and abstraction. “Astrodynes” is a representation of an astrological birth chart where physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual tendencies endowed at birth are realized through animation.

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2016 MinnAnimate Youth/Student Animation Program

This is the program that will show at 6 pm on September 8 for MinnAnimate 5.



Mission Star

The Big Bang

by students at Talahi Community School

These three stop motion animated films were created by 4th and 5th graders at Talahi Community School in St. Cloud working with COMPAS Teaching Artist John Akre.


Why? The Movie

by Jacob and Ruby

Mint Ice Cream

by Martin and Susan

These two shorts were created during the IFP Photoshop/Flash Animation Camp in August 2016.


Gerald the Gerbil

by Macario

The Cupcake

by Elizabeth and AJ

These two shorts were created during the IFP Stop Motion Animation Camp in July 2016.

la frontera

Love, Fire, Home

by Raices Youth Program

La Frontera

by Yaneli, Lillibeth, Oscar, Remigio, Vicky, Marilyn

The Darkness that Brought Love

by Star, Ricardo, Jessica, Vanny, Leslie

These films were created by youth in the Raices Youth Program at Centro Tryone Guzman with Teatro del Pueblo.

6 Second Films

by SPNN Youth

This short video is a compilation of short (6 second long) pieces that were created during the 2015 SPNN Youth Intern Program. The pieces were submitted to the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s Really Short Film Festival, who asked people to submit videos about what summer looks like to them.


by Breon Jones

This video was created as part of the #GuerrillaTeens project at SPNN, a partnership with the Guerrilla Girls and other local arts organizations. Through this project, youth participants had the opportunity to explore the problems affecting their communities and create media for a collaborative public art project.

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by Misha Ardichvili

A young man is haunted by his dream in this live-action/rotoscope animation hybrid film.

How Does It Feel

How Does it Feel

by Noah Lawrence-Holder

A short animation exploring the complexity and erasure of black identity.


The Little Ships

by Marcie LaCerte

A visual music animation created to the tune of “The Little Ships” by Jean-Jacques Perrey. Inspired by the work of Oskar Fischinger, Norman McLaren, and Christopher Hinton.

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The Sail

by Anna Taberko

A dream of falling. MCAD graduation film.



by Lukas Anderson

The film Ecdysis is a visual representation of the process of moulting.


Under the Bed

by Lea Redding

A young girl hears mysterious noises in her room at night, she believes it’s just her cat, but it is so much more.


This Is It

by Adam Dargan

Everyone has their own path. A path can rush with acceleration or slow to a crawl. A path can grow large and unpredictable or small and uninteresting. Only a person on their path can change it.

The path does not care if you are invested in it. Whether you love it or hate it, praise it or ignore it. The path moves onward with or without you. You can allow the path to fly under the radar or you can examine it by finding your breath for the present moment. You are the path and the path is you.

We are often so caught up with distractions that we forget to take a breath and experience the ‘now’. Remember, This Is It.

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2016 MinnAnimate Independent Animation Program

Here is the program for the 7:30 pm Independent Animation Showcase in MinnAnimate 5


“Water Cycle” by The Bazillions

by Eric Kreidler

Set to the fantastic music of Minneapolis kindie rockers The Bazillions, this video uses animated watercolor (analog and digital) to tell the story of precipitation, accumulation, evaporation, and condensation that makes the water cycle go!



by Leo Winstead

“PRIME” is a science fiction tale set in the distant future. It concerns mankind’s search for a cure to a virus that has caused near extinction of the human race. A scouting vessel lands on a remote planet and retrieves a humanoid that resembles one of man’s early ape-like ancestors. Could he be the answer to the cure they have been searching for?

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Wingardium Furiosa

by Edward Heyl

Hermione discovers a new variation of a favorite spell and Furiosa takes care of business.


Piracy is Not a Victimless Crime

by Cody Greene

Piracy Is Not A Victimless Crime tells the story of a young boy developing an unhealthy nostalgia for the glue of envelopes after his dad is placed on death row for pirating Disney movies.


The Between of Tin Visions

by Mara Zoltners

We live in unsettling times, and the images of disruptive incidences and occurrences are now transmitted live, and the viewer has the opportunity to watch an event unfold in real time. I take photos during these live transmissions with the intent to gather through imagery the ‘totality'” of news events and to re-present them. The images have taken form in an ongoing animated work titled THE BETWEEN OF TIN VISIONS. The title takes inspiration from the term ‘tin ear’ which in musical circles means a lack of ability to distinguish musical tones in subtle and sensitive ways. Vision and understanding can take on this similar kind of insensitivity. THE BETWEEN OF TIN VISIONS aims to organized the images as a metaphor for the insensitivity of vision within the cascade of news spectacle.


Minneapolis Beneath the Asphalt Pt. 4 – Open Streets East Lake

by John Akre

During the Open Streets event on East Lake Street, people visited the Sloppy Films Animation Station to create stop motion animation and talk about what is beneath the surface of Minneapolis.


Playtime for Monsters

by Olubukola Laditan

Playtime For Monsters is a parody about monsters. Instead of monsters being angry they are just having fun.

Food Time

Food Time

by Robert Jersak

Is it time to eat yet? Food Time is an animated, channel-surfing collage of experiences with, and without, food.


Orange Soda

by Adam Loomis

2D animation music video for local Minneapolis fuzz-punk band, Ego Death.


Silverware Force

by Ian Lueck

Silverware Force: It began with a video game, then spawned an entire media franchise.

Dad Movie

10 Things You’ll Learn in the First Year of Being a Dad

by Josh Sifter

Being a dad is hard. Here are some thing’s you’ll learn to help you be the best dad you can be!
Created for Z-fest Film Festival.

Jack’s Life

by Jack Quincey

Just another day in the life of a lazy cartoonist wannabe fast food worker.



by Cable Hardin

They’re everywhere and often hard to get rid of.


The Exorcism of Jack O’Lantern

by Susan Shay Brugger

Eek A Spyder must exorcise Jack O’Lantern only to face and even more sinister enemy.


Truthful Innards

by Margaret Polzine

Truthful Innards is an exploration of the complex layers that form around the body after trauma. Depersonalization, isolation, anger, and finally, healing.


Olympic Park

by Wayne Nelson

Tom Cassidy remembers the traveling performers at Olympic Park.

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by Trevor Adams

The inevitable progression of time presses on faces, bodies, and vision, leaving behind only music and nature in this image poem hand scratched on 16mm film.

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Moving Up

by Beth Peloff

After the death of her husband, an elderly women tries to come to terms with her new life.


Old Gene

by Brian Barber

Rich Mattson and the Northstars – “Old Gene.” Music video done for the 2016 Duluth Homegrown Music Festival. Filmmakers are assigned a random song from a local band and they make a video.


The Sparrow’s Flight

by Tom Schroeder

A last collaboration with my dead friend Dave Herr.


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