Monday, October 25, 2010

The Freakishly Short Animation Festival

Akron Film Presents the Third Annual FREAKISHLY SHORT ANIMATION FESTIVAL at the Akron Art Museum.

A wide variety of styles and techniques will be on display in this years festival

Entering its third year, Akron Film’s hit Halloween event, THE FREAKISHLY SHORT ANIMATION FESTIVAL RIDES AGAIN, comes to the Akron Art Museum on October 28, 2010 at 7 p.m. After two years of overflowing crowds, this year’s event promises to show some of the best animation from Ohio and beyond.

“Every year, this is my favorite Akron Film event,” said Steve Felix, co-executive director of Akron Film. “It's a rush seeing how animators keep finding fresh techniques and visions. They are virtuosic.”

Among the festival highlights is Barbara Benas’ Always, Only, Ever. CARTOON BREW says of Benas’ animation: “There’s so much to like about the film including Benas’s expert handling of color, design, and storytelling, but what stood out above all else was the quality of her animation, both technically and emotionally.” Barbera Benas created the film while attending the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Another highlight of this years festival will be Adrien Merigeau’s Old Fangs, an official Sundance 2010 selection.

The Freakishly Short Animation Festival Rides Again is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Akron Art Museum’s Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium. Parking for the event is free after 6 p.m. in the High Street municipal garage directly across the street from the entrance of the Akron Art Museum. Galleries are open until 9 p.m. Admission fees apply to the galleries. The film program is free, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Arriving early is advised. The program is not recommended for young children.

The full list of the animated shorts can be found at


For more information please contact festival co-director Rob Lucas at (330) 618-4405 or co-director
Steve Felix at 330-603-1520. Akron Film can be contacted by email at


Anonymous said...

I'm slowly getting ready for my halloween festivities.
It's now a tradition for me, I like to invite friends over to watch horror, mystery and fantasy movies.
Last years, I've decided to look for short animations to watch before the movies and I've discovered Alma, This Way Up, Cat piano and Granny O Grimm's Sleeping Beauty.
Now, this year I've decided to start my research early and stumbled into the FREAKISHLY SHORT ANIMATION FESTIVAL trailer. Unfortunately, the movie list on their website isn't available...
I looked for the ones you've mentionned in this post and they were really nice. So my question is, do you remember any of the other features that were screened? If yes, I would be really interested.
Otherwise I'll check on your blog to see if you have any other suggestions ;)

*If there's any spelling mistakes, I'm truly sorry, english isn't my first language.

Anonymous said...

Oh! And thanks in advance ;)