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Aggregate Animated Shorts

First Annual Film Festival

21 July – 5 August 2017

In our ongoing effort to present unique and challenging art experiences to the public, Aggregate Space Gallery is proud to launch this celebration of non-commercial and experimental animation. Animation, as subset within video art, is unique in its versatility as a communicative form and its ability to place viewers inside adjacent realities. It is a medium without rules or restrictions, and its content can address ideas as simple or as complex as the animator intends.

The exhibition will culminate in an award ceremony held at The Little Roxie Theater in San Francisco, hosted by artist, animator, and Congratulations Pine Tree podcast co-host, Kate Rhoades. We will be screening the top 2 films and an honorable mention, as well as a viewers choice awards from each category. Viewers Choice categories will be rated by visitors to the gallery, so come by and judge these films! The event will also include a film by each of our exhibition jurors: Alyssa Lempesis, Christoph Steger, Leila Weefur, and Doug Garth Williams.

Opening Reception
21 July 6-10pm

First Friday Event
4 August 5-8pm

Awards Ceremony  9 August 7-9pm

The Little Roxie / Roxie Theater

3125 16th Street, San Francisco

Aggregate Animated Shorts 2017 WINNERS!

AUDIENCE CHOICE – Most Seductive Animation:

Jan Brugger for STREAM

AUDIENCE CHOICE – Best Sound Design:

Zeina Barakeh for Homeland Insecurity

AUDIENCE CHOICE – Best Technique:

Jiani Zhao and Emanuele Romano for Stroke

JUROR’S CHOICE – Honorable Mention for Narrative:

Elizabeth Davis for Engagement

JUROR’S CHOICE – Honorable Mention for Non-Narrative:

Sungjae Lee for Betrayal

JUROR’S CHOICE – Narrative 1st runner-up:

Jiani Zhao and Emanuele Romano for Stroke

JUROR’S CHOICE – Non-Narrative 1st runner up:

Eddy Falconer for HOPPLA!!!

JUROR’S CHOICE – Narrative Winner:

Jeremy Rourke for Lyrics on the Paper

JUROR’S CHOICE – Non-Narrative Winner:

Tan Wei Keong for Pifuskin


Jiani Zhao and Emanuele Romano for Stroke