Computer Animation Festival - Electronic Theater

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Screening Dates/Times Online:
The Electronic Theater will be accessible online from 14 – 17 December 2021. All registered attendees with the CAF ET access will receive an email to access and watch on eventive.

Screening Dates/Times Onsite:

  • 14 December, Tuesday (3:00pm – 5:00pm)
  • 15 December, Wednesday (4:00pm – 6:00pm)
  • 16 December, Thursday (3:00pm – 5:00pm)
  • 17 December, Friday (1:00pm – 3:00pm)

Venue: Hall C (4F, C Block)


Creator(s): Nata Metlukh
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): individual
Country(s) of Origin: United States of America
Synopsis: Awkward is a short film featuring social awkwardness.


Creator(s): Joe Mateo
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Skydance Animation
Country(s) of Origin: United States of America
Synopsis: After an asteroid knocks his spaceship off course and he crash-lands on a desolate dwarf planet, a stranded horticulturist-astronaut’s chances for survival dwindle with each breath. But when an ethereal visitor arrives, the once-lone traveler discovers the joy in building a new life and realizes the universe has delivered astonishing salvation. The inaugural Short from Skydance Animation, Blush, from Emmy Award-winning filmmaker JOE MATEO (storyboard artist of Prep & Landing, head of story of Big Hero 6), shares the storyteller’s deeply personal journey of healing, hope and the undeniably human moments of being rescued by love.

Julian Tuwim: To Everyman

Creator(s): Cezary Albinski
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Platige Image
Country(s) of Origin: Poland
Synopsis: To Everyman is a visual rendition of Julian Tuwim’s poem of the same name and a manifesto seeking to expose the techniques and tactics of political propaganda. The film uncovers the array of manipulations that paint war as necessary and make it palatable for society. This animated short shows a never-ending circle and can be seamlessly looped. It begins with a spark igniting the conflict and seems to end with a remembrance of the fallen. If played continuously, however, the story simply moves to another hotbed of tension.

Le Retour des Vagues

Creator(s): Manon CANSELL
Hortense MARIANO
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Miyu Distribution
Country(s) of Origin: France
Synopsis: Coming back to his hometown in hopes of reconnecting with his past, a young man encounters the place completely stopped in time. Moving through the familiar streets, memories disorient him as he faces what he once left behind.

Les larmes de la Seine

Creator(s): Yanis Belaid
Eliott Benard
Nicolas Mayeur
Etienne Moulin
Hadrien Pinot
Lisa Vicente
Philippine Singer
Alice Letailleur
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Je Regarde, Pôle 3D
Country(s) of Origin: France
Synopsis: 17 october 1961, "Algerian workers" get down the streets to manifest against the mandatory curfew imposed by the Police prefecture.

Monster Pets: A Hotel Transylvania Short

Creator(s): Jennifer Kluska
Derek Drymon
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Sony Pictures Animation
Country(s) of Origin: United States of America
Synopsis: Drac's loveable, monster-sized puppy, Tinkles, has more energy than ever and just wants to play ball! Unfortunately, Drac is too busy juggling his hotel duties, so he is determined to find a monster pet companion for his huge furry friend. After a series of mismatches, Drac's plan is upended when Tinkles chooses a very unlikely companion! "Monster Pets: A Hotel Transylvania Short" is directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon, the directors of the upcoming "Hotel Transylvania: Transformania," coming to Amazon Prime Video January 14th, 2022.

Moon Keeper

Creator(s): Axel ALVAREZ
Michael RAUX
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Miyu Distribution
Country(s) of Origin: France
Synopsis: Carl is the janitor of the moon and he has always taken care of it. He is annoyed by cleaning the trash of the lunar american missions sent by the Earth. One day, when a new type of galactic traveler comes to his moon, he quickly understands that a cohabitation won’t be possible...

Mum is pouring rain

Creator(s): Hugo de Faucompret
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Laïdak Films
Country(s) of Origin: France
Synopsis: Jane is a tenacious 8-years-old. Her mother Cécile, however, is going through a little depression. Jane thought they’d spend Christmas together, but instead she’s sent to her Grandma’s in the snowy countryside. Against all odds, her holidays turn out to be a real adventure. Jane meets new, unexpected friends, and learns that Life can be a feast, after all.

My Grandmother Is an Egg

Creator(s): Wu-Ching Chang
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Aco Creative Ltd.
Country(s) of Origin: Taiwan
Synopsis: The animated short film is based on the director's grandmother's experience as a T'ung-yang-hsi. T'ung-yang-hsi is the traditional practice of pre-arranged marriage in East Asia, selling or giving a young girl to another family to be raised as a future daughter-in-law. The tradition has vanished for decades, but the patriarchal shadow still lingers. Focusing on female issues, the film aims to reflect upon women's oppression and struggle for freedom. Trying to be true to the historical context, the narration is based on interviews with the director's grandmother’s children, and research in feminism in animated short films at Royal College of Art in the United Kingdom during pre-production stage. Egg is an important symbol in the film. As the metaphor of women in the film, eggs are the symbolization of the productive roles in the male-dominated society. After labor and oppression experienced by a T'ung-yang-hsi, the film reaches its climax with Hakka 'Old Mountain Song' combined with turbulent waves. Behind the rail track, there is the sea. Across the sea, therein lies freedom. Except for 2D animation with hand-painted texture, this film contains multiple experimental practices, such as animating with eggs, egg white, and egg yolk. Digital cut-out animation, and paint on old photos. This film also contains historical archives, the Household Registration Transcript during the time of Taiwan under Japanese rule. From microscopic to macroscopic, from personal witness to the general phenomenon in the society, audiences may glimpse the long past, imagine women's situation in our own times, and look forward to striving for gender equality in the future. The director hope audiences may gain fresh insight into the impact of social norms and power structures on our daily life. Egg is life per se. Eggs are fragile, but at the same time tough. My grandmother is an egg.


Creator(s): Erick Oh
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Baobab Studios
Country(s) of Origin: United States of America
Synopsis: Multi-Emmy®Award-winning Baobab Studios presents Namoo, a narrative poem come to life as an animated short film directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Erick Oh (Opera). Inspired by the passing of Erick’s grandfather, Namoo -- which translates to “tree” in Korean -- follows the meaningful moments of one man’s life from beginning to end and marks Oh’s most personal work to date. The film, completely hand-painted, follows the journey of a man from his beginning to his end. As a young man, he falls in love with painting and as an adult, he falls in love with another person. Nothing lasts forever, and he eventually finds himself a broken man who puts a bandage -- literally -- on his past and his mind on the future in order to move on. As he faces his own mortality, does he learn to accept the life he’s led?


Creator(s): Louis Gonzales
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Pixar Animation Studios
Country(s) of Origin: United States of America
Synopsis: Part of the SparkShorts Program at Pixar Animation Studios.

Only a Child

Creator(s): Simone Giampaolo
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Amka Films
Country(s) of Origin: United Kingdom
Synopsis: Only a Child is a visual poem created by over 20 animation directors under the artistic supervision of Simone Giampaolo, which gives shape and colour to the original words spoken by Severn Cullis-Suzuki at the UN Summit in Rio in 1992, a child’s desperate call to action for the future of our planet. An omnibus film celebrating the environmental youth movement 30 years in the making.

Sounds between the crowns

Creator(s): Filip DIVIAK
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Miyu Distribution
Country(s) of Origin: France
Synopsis: A homeless musician was kicked out of the city after the queen saw his face. Although the guards destroyed his instrument, he didn't lose the motivation to fix it.

The Present Problem

Creator(s): Mads Thøgersen
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Miyu Distribution
Country(s) of Origin: France
Synopsis: On a journey through history, we see how reuse has been the norm up until now. How will history judge us?

Twenty Something

Creator(s): Aphton Corbin
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Pixar Animation Studios
Country(s) of Origin: United States of America
Synopsis: Part of Pixar Animation Studios' SparkShorts Program.

T’as vendu mes rollers ?

Creator(s): Margaux CAZAL
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s): Miyu Distribution
Country(s) of Origin: France
Synopsis: Treachery! Lou’s mum sold his beloved roller skates at the garage sale. A series of strange and revealing encounters begin when he goes looking for them in the buzzing crowd.