The Animation Showcase – Adult Program


Curated by: Benoit Berthe Siward

This collection of the cream of the crop of recent animated short films is a showcase of the most celebrated and beloved adult animation featured on The Animation Showcase in the past few years. From toxic relationships, greed and family trauma, to poetic explorations of life, the enigma of love and a wacky musical, be sure to expect intense and complex emotions in this adult program.

The Windshield Wiper

Oscar winning film- Inside a cafe while smoking a whole pack of cigarettes, a man poses an ambitious question: “What is Love?” A collection of vignettes and situations will lead the man to the desired conclusion.

Director: Alberto Mielgo/ Production: Mielgo, Leo Sánchez

15' min /2021 / Spain / U.S


The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is heated. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Will she be home on time?

Director: Špela Čadež/ Production: Finta Film, Fabian&Fred, RTV Slovenija, Miyu Productions

10' min /2021 / Slovenia, Germany, France

Garden Party

In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

Director: Théophile Dufresne, Florian Babikian, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire/ Production: MoPA

7' min / / France


A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently?

Director: Siqi Song/ Production: Siqi Song

8' min /201 / U.S


A dark musical enacted in a market place, situated next to a freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing cheerful musical turns. The apocalypse is a tempting liberator.

Director: Niki Lindroth, von Bahr/ Production: Kalle Wettre

14' min /2017 / Sweden

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