Official Selection


Special Mention Short

United States of America 2020
Duration: 08:13
Directed by: Geoff Hecht
Screenplay: Geoff Hecht, Natasha Canepa, Mahmoud Zaini
Animation: Lead Animators: Victoria Lijaya, Morris Walla, Emerson EAGP, Ganesh Gurung, Francesca Guzzetta, Michael Grassi, Shane Owen. Animators: Jimmy Mole, Paul Barcos, Eduardo Muñoz, Adrian Vidal, Neil Clark, George Betancourt, Amine Sebiane, Eric Digilov, Jose
Technique: Hybrid 3d and 2d Animation
Music: Original Music by: Alain Emile | Additional Music: Wilfred Symphony Orchestra - Delbies - Waltz (From Coppelia)
Production/School: Valerie Kolomiets, Jumanah Shaheen, Claudia Castaneda, Geoff Hecht
Dialogue language: No Dialogue

Today is an important day for Zak, but everything is going horribly wrong. During his adventurous bus ride, Zak goes through a deeply personal metamorphosis. Below the comedic surface lies a warning for all of us to not lose the importance of human connections. As Zak becomes more socially aware and appreciative of his diverse community, so do we.


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