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Mark Shapiro

Grisly, Ghastly Animated Shorts at Telluride Horror Show

Mark Shapiro from LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings, returns to Telluride with a special animated shorts block gleaned from major film festivals across the globe. The creative, visual program includes drawn, computer-generated and stop-motion animation films. But you heard it here first: Do NOT bring the kiddies...

All Your Favorite Shows!

USA | 2015 | 5 min | Director: Danny Madden

Anything you wanna watch in the palm of your hand. Crazy convenient....crazy.

Attack of the Potato Clock

USA | 2018 | 3 min | Directors: Victoria Lopez & Ji young Na

In an 80s elementary school, a mutated potato clock rises from death on a stormy night to get revenge on Hilda, the cafeteria's lunch lady who is chopping potatoes, creatures of his own kind.

Drawn & Recorded: Blondie Escapes

USA | 2017 | 3 min | Director: Drew Christie

Before she was blond(i)e, Debbie Harry was a brunette bunny, which made her prey for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history.

Drawn & Recorded: Johnny Horton's Last Ride

USA | 2017 | 4 min | Director: Drew Christie

Rockabilly star, Johnny Horton, had a dark premonition. Would it come true?

First Bite

USA | 2014 | 4 min | Director: Drew Christie

This animated vampire tale is based on an original 18th Century written account from the Balkans.


France | 2017 | 6 min | Directors: Florian Brauch, Kim Tailhades, Matthieu Pujol, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion

When marine wildlife has to adapt to the pollution surrounding it, the rules of survival change.

MAD GOD (Part 3)

USA | 2018 | 11 min | Director: Phil Tippett

You never know what you will find when you plunge into the world of MAD GOD, a hybrid stop motion, live-action, experimental meditation from the mind of Phil Tippett.

Nothing to Declare

Scotland | 2017 | 8 min | Director: Will Adams

An adventurous young backpacker returns home on Christmas Eve, eager to see his beloved family. He discovers that, despite meaning well, a contraband package that he sent his sister from the Amazon jungle has inadvertently had catastrophic consequences for everyone at home.


Germany | 2017 | 10 min | Director: Jonatan Schwenk

After a flood, some fish got stuck in old trees. In danger of drying out, they scream sharply. Woken up by the noise, the inhabitants of a nearby cave don't feel happy about the unintended gathering.

The Autopsy of Sven Svensson

Israel | 2017 | 6 min | Directors: Shir Pakman & Hadas Coen

A pathologist’s daily routine is being interrupted when he encounters a body in his image.

The Death, Dad & Son

France | 2017 | 14 min | Directors: Denis Walgenwitz & Winshluss

Death's son doesn't want to take over the family business. His secret dream to become a guardian angel triggers a succession of mishaps - and his dad will have to get him out of this mess.

The Other

Poland | 2018 | 5 min | Director: Marta Magnuska

While waiting for the arrival of the mysterious newcomer, people keep on guessing who is he. The blurry vision of the stranger takes shape the way his presence feels almost real. The initial excitement of the crowd turns into anxiety.

The Subject

Canada | 2018 | 10 min | Director: Patrick Bouchard

An animator dissects his own body, extracting memories, emotions and fears that will nurture his work. As he cuts into his skin with a scalpel, various symbolic objects recalling his past emerge. Reaching the heart after cracking his ribs, he succeeds in identifying the burden he’s been dying to cast off.


USA | 2017 | 6 min | Director: Aram Sarkisian

Through a series of letters written to his younger brother Marcus, we get inside the mind of a man (Winston), who slowly falls into his own hell, by his own means.

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