The Animated Shorts Competition at the 2014 Dallas International Film Festival will include the following:
Marilyn Myller: Marilyn maketh. Marilyn taketh awayeth. Marilyn is trying really hard to create something good. For once, her expectation and reality are going to align. It will be epic. It will be tear-jerkingly profound. It will be perfect. Nothing can go wrong.
Crime: The Animated Series: From bank robbers to cops to victims to observers, Crime: The Animated Series explores how crime affects us all.
A Tangled Tale: A lone fish, hooked by an angler’s line, encounters another in the same dire situation. As the two fish struggle, they develop an inevitable, entangling attraction. Is it love or merely a will to survive?
Astigmatismo: A boy loses his glasses and can only see one thing in focus at a time. With his sight shaped by the sounds around him, he must learn to explore a blurry world of unknown places and strange characters.
The Last 40 Miles: A condemned man takes his last journey: from his solitary cell on death row in the east Texas town of Livingston, to the execution chamber 40 miles away in Huntsville. During the journey, his memories, the unlikely warmth of the guard escorting him, and his ever-present hope keep him company. Based on a true story.
Hart's Desire: An aspiring hermit, an aspiring socialite, and a shared flask of tea in this graphically rich fable.
Flesh (Carne): The faces and impressions surrounding an animal sacrifice in Columbia are brought to life in an animated reconstruction from actual video archive footage that counters the profane with the abstract.
Everything I Can See From Here: A game of football turns deadly as an uninvited player joins in.
Yearbook: A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.
The Missing Scarf: On a quest to find his missing scarf, Albert the squirrel unearths problems far beyond his own.