Shorts: Animation Retrospective

Carnegie Institution for Science
12:00pm, March 26th

Join us for a 25th Anniversary Festival Animation Retrospective!

With dazzling animation and effects, these Environmental Film Festival favorites capture some of the most important and enduring issues affecting our planet, during the past 25 years. Introduction by Festival founder Flo Stone.


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The real and unscripted voices of the Great British Public are put into the mouths of Plasticine animals. Unscripted and unashamedly funny, the British public speak through the mouths of their Plasticine counterparts.

Directed by Nick Park.


PARKING (USA, 2002, 6 min)

A parking lot attendant loses his temper when his working place is invaded by a blade of grass. A furious battle ensues.

Directed by Bill Plympton.


THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA(Canada, 1999, 20 min)

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Ernest Hemmingway: it’s the inspiring tale of a fisherman’s epic battle with a giant marlin and his subsequent battle to save his prize from deadly sharks.

Directed by Aleksander Petrov.


TURTLE WORLD (Australia, 1997, 8 min)

In this highly acclaimed animated film, a lone sea turtle travels through space, her breath creating a whole new atmosphere. This becomes filled with forests, rivers, mountains and enterprising monkeys…so enterprising that they are forced to learn about sustainability the hard way.

Directed by Nick Hilligoss.


THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES (Canada, 1987, 30 min)

The story of a shepherd’s single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley.

Directed by Frédéric Back.


PIPER (USA, 2016, 6 min)

Winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.

A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. In the process, she encounters a traumatic experience that she must overcome in order to survive.

Directed by Alan Barillaro, produced by Pixar Animation Studios.


Sunday, Mar. 26, 12:00 pm – Carnegie Institution for Science

* Introduced by Flo Stone, Founder, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.

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Event Times:

3/26 12:00 pm
Shorts: Animation Retrospective
Carnegie Institution for Science