The 3rd Annual Detroit International Festival of Animation
DETROIT, MI - On April 6th and 7th 2018 at Detroit's Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, the 3rd annual Detroit International Festival of Animation (DIFA) will celebrate and showcase a wild diversity of animations from animators and filmmakers local and international. DIFA will feature 90 minutes of animated shorts ranging from experimental to quirky as well as more sophisticated mini features.
Also within the same venue, you will find an expo of local artists, animators, zine publishers and comic creators. There will also be a full bar for pop, beer and mixed drinks purchases, as well as hot food and popcorn.
Admission is $10 ($5 matinee Sat 5pm). This event is 18+ due to some mature film and art content.
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Fri April 06 – Expo 6p-midnight, Showtimes 7p & 9p
Sat April 07 – Expo 4p-midnight, Showtimes 5p, 7p & 9p
Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, 715 E Milwaukee, Detroit
(In title alphabetical order and not in order of screening*)
"As The Light Fades" - Justin Simonetti (2017 United States 3mins) An animation exploring death, the pain of loss, and the fear of meeting nothingness on the other side.
"Blow Job" - Robert Hemlich (2017 United States 4mins) An inflatable tube man vies for the attention of his lady love.
"Clay vs Animation" - Alako Myles (2017 Australia 5mins) A group of four friends accidentally unleash an unwanted creation...
"Cocoon, Cocoon" - Ori Goldberg, Ilai Margulies (2018 Israel 7mins) A fat, smug caterpillar doesn't want to become a butterfly. In song and rhyme, the horrors of metamorphosis are revealed.
"Duel " - Alex Morgan (2017 United Kingdom 3mins) A duel-crazed nobleman strives to uphold his honor by taking on the ultimate opponent - a starving orphan child.
"Eggs With Legs" - Harrison Schaeffer (2017 United States 3mins) An egg, a leg, another egg, another leg, a man, a dream, and an egg.
"Eon" - Nick Zweig (2017 United States 6mins) Rise and fall.
"Framed" - Marco Jemolo (2017 Italy 7mins) A noir animated short-film which explores the sensitive subject of alienation in society.
"Glorious Victory" - Will Kim (2017 United States 2mins) A watercolor animated short about two beetles intensely fighting over a fig fruit.
"KOMØD" - Annick Buhr, Janina Schmidt, Annika Saum (2017 Germany 4mins) Ole the Hotdog has bought a new commode but after assembling something is not as expected.
"Obah-chan" - Paul Thurwachter (2018 United States 4mins) A compilation of animated shorts revolving around the daily life of Obah-chan, a Japanese grandma.
"Outside" - Laura Norris (2017 United States 5mins) When a lonely little boy finds a strange creature in the woods, he must keep it a secret from his mom.
"Pokey Pokey" - Junjie "Jake" Zhang (2016 United States 7mins) A father attempts to figure out the best way to protect his son from seeing filthiness of the crime-ridden city.
"Ready to Fight" - Natasha Cánepa (2017 United States 2mins) A princess's desperate call for help is soon answered by a hero who is not prepared to defeat the enemy.
"Rose on the Moon" - Panna Horvath-Molnar (2017 Hungary 2mins) Hidden by the depth of night, small creatures roam the forest.
"Stroke" - Jiani zhao , Emanuele Romano (2017 United Kingdom 5mins) An old man recalls his experience of having a stroke with peculiar visions regarding himself and the reality around him.
"Stuck" - Whitney Walters (2017 United States 6mins) A blob tries to get a job in its respected, creative field.
"The end of the line" - William Côgo (2016 Brazil 3mins) Based on an awarded picture book, the story is about Brazilian animals standing in line. What is at the end of the line?
"The Perm" - MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO (2017 United States 1min) No longer Natural, this Monster is a Cold Wave of Destruction (and that's No Lye)!
"TIS" - Chloë Lesueur (2016 France 9mins) Here is our hero, TIS, as he struggles to free himself from the sheet of paper.
"When Comes the Rain" - Brian Giovanni (2017 United States 2mins) The local birdbath is empty and the hot sun won't let up, so one ambitious bird decides to tamper in God's domain.
"Why We Want a Dog" - Alison Locricchio (2017 United States 2mins) Max and Paulie are siblings yearning for one thing only: a pet dog, and decide to make a home video to show their parents that they do, indeed, deserve a dog.
*Actual screening schedule will be released by April 1st.
2018 DIFA EXPO ARTISTS
Andre Batts - Comics, posters and tshirts.
Damon Chamblis First Born Art - Prints, drawings and live caricatures.
Matt Feazell - Self-published minicomics, posters, books, DVDs, hand-drawn artist trading cards and related merchandise based on The Amazing Cynicalman comic strip.
MCR Electric Otto - Comics, animation/indie film DVDs, music and art.
Ren Fracture - Mini comics, zines and prints.
Shayauna Glover - Comic inspired art, both original and digital prints.