Animation

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL

| 2013 | 91 mins | |
Written by legendary studio founder Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Goro Miyazaki

The setting is Yokohama in 1963, and the filmmakers masterfully bring to life the bustling seaside town, with its salty air, sun-drenched gardens, and some of the most mouthwatering Japanese home-cooking set to film (plan on ramen and pork katsu after the movie). The story centers on an innocent romance beginning to…

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Animation Showcase with Bill Plympton and Friends

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Animation showcase – A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. Complete program of shorts available soon. Curated by twice Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton and Noelle Melody & Joy Vaccese

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Flying Paper with co-director Nitin Sawhney

, | 2013 | 71 min. | | ,
A Film by Roger Hill and Nitin Sawhney

Flying Paper tells the uplifting story of resilient Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. Presented in collaboration with Festival Sponsor KinderUSA, hosted by Dalell Mohmed, Executive Director The film opens in the small village of Seifa in the northern…

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2013 Manhattan Short Film Festival
hosted by the MV Film Society

| 2013 | 105 mins, , , ,

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MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ONE WORLD – ONE WEEK – ONE FESTIVAL The World’s First Global Film Festival FINALISTS ANNOUNCED 520 ENTRIES – FROM 49 COUNTRIES – 10 FINALISTS Film Lovers in Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in over 250 cities across 6 Continents during…

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ERNEST AND CELESTINE – Ernest & Celestine offers old-fashioned delights for animation lovers of all ages

| 2013 | 80 mins | | , ,
Stéphane Aubier , Vincent Patar

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Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine is winner of the Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature and numerous festival prizes. Voiced in English language (no subtitles). Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified…

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THE LIFE AND MIND OF MARK DEFRIEST with panel discussion afterwards featuring Professor Alan Dershowitz, Judge Mark Wolf, and Dr. James Gilligan. Filmmaker Gabriel London will also be joining us.

| 2014 | 92 minutes | | ,
Gabriel London

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Filmmaker Gabriel London will also be joining us. The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest is a hybrid of documentary film and animation. The filmed chronicle Mark’s life – from his childhood through a modern day parole story – while the animation reveal the hyperactive world of his mind – from planning…

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MVIFF: Animation Showcase with Bill Plympton

| 2014 | 80 mins | |
Bill Plympton

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The animation showcase will encompass extraordinary animated films curated by Bill from the past year, including his new short film.  Twice Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton’s showcase reveals a collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. Bill Plympton, a renowned American animator, cartoonist, director, screenwriter…

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THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA

| 2013 | 137 minutes | | , ,
Isao Takahata

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Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an…

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2014 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2014 | 82 mins | | ,

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received Academy…

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MINIONS

| 2015 | 91 Minutes | |
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda
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The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into…

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SHAUN THE SHEEP

| 2015 | 85 min | | , ,
Directed by Mark Burton & Richard Starzak
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Tuesday September 01, 2015, 6:30PM (Capawock)
Thursday September 03, 2015 6:30PM (Capawock)
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Warm, funny, and brilliantly animated claymation, SHAUN THE SHEEP is yet another stop-motion jewel in Aardman’s family-friendly crown (creators of WALLACE AND GOMIT).  When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and…

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INSIDE OUT

| 2015 | 102 minutes | | ,
Directed by Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen

Saturday September 05, 2015, 6:30pm
Sunday September 06, 2015 4:00pm
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Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy…

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Opening Night: Tented Reception and Film: MEET THE PATELS

, | 2015 | 88 mins | | ,
Geeta V. Patel and Ravi Patel

Thursday September 10, 2015, 5:30 PM, 8:00 PM
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On Opening Night of the Festival, we will be holding a tented reception, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful water-front lawn adjacent to Ferryboat Pond, just off Beach Road at the Tisbury Marketplace.  We’ll be serving wines, beer ( festival sponsorStella Artois) and appetizers (provided by ) while Jeremy Berlin, Eric Johnson,…

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MVIFF: Animation Short Film Showcase Competition — Audience Award



Saturday September 12, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center)
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The animation showcase will encompass extraordinary international animated films curated by Signe Baumane from the past year.  Signe was born in Latvia, educated in Moscow, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has made 15 animated shorts and one feature film, “Rocks In My Pockets”. You, the audience, will decide on the best…