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Saturday, August 26 • 12:20pm - 2:02pm
Family Shorts

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I'm not afraid
Directed by Marita Mayer
7 minutes • Norway
During a game of hide and seek Vanja leaves the bright living room and enters a dimly lit courtyard, which has far too many dark corners, weird shadows and strange noises. To overcome the fear, Vanja turns into a dangerous tiger!

Addie & Lightning Bugs
Directed by Alexander Jeffery
17 minutes • USA
Starring Cailey Fleming from The Walking Dead and The Force Awakens. In the damp heat of a southern summer, a young girl finds out that her family is moving to a new city. As Addie hatches a plan to stay put, she seeks solace in the mysterious lightning bugs in her backyard.

Brown Sugar
Directed by Ruhi Radke
13 minutes • USA
On the day of her 12th birthday, Rue starts questioning beauty standards and how they apply to her.

Directed by Parker A. Yarborough
1 minutes • USA
A bird travels through a strange world. Animated using photos of real birds and illustrations from old books.

The Struggle for Inner Peace
Directed by Jacob Mitchell Dew
5 minutes • USA
The Struggle for Inner Peace is a story about a small dragon boy, named Rhogar. The piece follows Rhogar on a journey of self-discovery throughout different stages of his life. At a young age we see Rhogar is ruthlessly bullied by the people in his town, so he seeks a way to defend himself. This leads him to the Master, a wizened instructor in martial arts who teaches him how to fight and protect himself. During his training, Rhogar learns to find his own inner peace and move beyond the pain of his past.

Directed by Da'Vanah McDaniels
6 minutes • USA
Micro-Aggression is an animated story about an evil scientist, Doctor Vyle, and his obnoxious next door neighbor, Tommy Joe. After Tommy Joe is caught red-handed stealing pizza out of the villain's refrigerator, he tries to deter Vyle's rage with a challenge to fix a defective microwave. Doctor Vyle soon comes to realize that he can only turn the microwave into weapons of dastardly doom.

TikTok Challenged
Directed by Ivan Rome
9 minutes • USA
Claretha, a soap opera-loving grandmother, has always dreamed of being a star, and she's finally got her chance. TIKTOK. She's gonna go viral baby! BUT, she needs a little help from her grandson, Daryl, who didn't plan to spend the day teaching his grandma how to do a TikTok dance. Will they be able to successfully make a TikTok? Maybe. Will their TikTok go viral? Who knows! But, watching the two of them struggle through this challenge together will be a fun ride filled with peach cobbler, Hollywood dreams, and a whole lot of funky dancing.

Directed by Kelsey McGee
23 minutes • USA
Three dancers with disabilities find freedom through movement.

Directed by Jaime Sunwoo
9 minutes • USA
After discovering old diaries and notebooks, artist Jaime Sunwoo examines her shapeshifting penmanship and wonders why she's never had a consistent style. Through playful paper puppetry and animation, she reflects on what handwriting means to her personally, its significance throughout history, and its relevance in our computerized world.

The Life and Times of Schrodinger's Cat: A Quantum Tale of Love and Entanglement
Directed by Ron Noble
12 minutes • USA
Physicist Erwin Schrodinger's famous thought experiment comes to life in this quantum mechanical adventure as the iconic Cat quests for his heritage, his identity, and his creator. For anyone who has ever pondered the mysteries of life and death, time travel and eternity, and the paradox and possibility of parallel realities, this brilliantly animated pilot and subsequent series will offer viewers of all ages light-hearted insight and hope.

Saturday August 26, 2023 12:20pm - 2:02pm CDT
First Church Birmingham