Aggregate Animated Shorts
FIFTH Annual International Short Film Festival

20 August – 25 September 2021

In our ongoing effort to present unique and challenging art experiences to the public, Aggregate Space Gallery is proud to launch this annual celebration of non-commercial and experimental animation. Animation, as a 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 on September 30th. We will be screening the top two films from each category, as well as viewer’s choice awards. Viewer’s Choice categories will be rated by visitors to the gallery and our special screenings, so come by and judge these films by September 25th! The Awards event will also include a film by each of our exhibition jurors: Leon Simone, Melinda Stees, and Josh Tuthill.

Featuring shorts by: Sabine Gruffat, Richard Haley, Miranda Javid, Hojin Jung, Behnaz and Baharak Khaleghi, Aaron Kierbel, Will Kim, Kadet Kuhne, Jonathan Rosen, Benjamin Rosenthal and Eric Souther, Tad Sare, and Claudia Ungersbäck

Opening Reception: 20 August 6-10pm

First Friday Event: 3 September, 6-10pm

Awards Ceremony: 30 September 6:45pm – 8:45pm

Gallery Hours: Saturdays 1-5pm and by appointment 

Join Us for the Awards Ceremony:

September 30, 6:45-8:45 pm
The Little Roxie / Roxie Theater
3125 16th Street, San Francisco
Tickets available at


*Image Courtesy of Leon Simone