The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, a curated selection of the “best of the best” animated short films created by students and professionals around the world, returns to Ontario premiering for the first time at both the Apollo Cinema Kitchener Waterloo and in Toronto at the Fox Theatre. Theatre staff, management and guests will adhere strictly to prescribed health and safety protocols. Featuring 10 films from seven countries, the 2020 edition of the program offers an array of highly imaginative, thought-provoking, and moving works that reflect the filmmakers’ unique perspectives and their relationship to the world.

“Animation is an incredibly versatile medium that allows artists to explore situations and ideas that you won’t see anywhere else,” says ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS founder and curator Ron Diamond. “From social and philosophical concerns, to the complexities of individual identity and personal relationships, animated short films are uniquely able to capture the many facets of human experience.”

Featuring:
Kids - Michael Frei, Mario von Rickenbach, Switzerland
Rubicon - Gil Alkabetz, Germany
Portrait of Gil Alkabetz (Rubicon) - Marta Trela, Germany
Five Minutes to Sea † - Natalia Mirzoyan, Russia
Récit de soi (Self-Narrative) - Géraldine Charpentier, Belgium
Le jour extraordinaire † (Flowing through Wonder) - Joanna Lurie, France
Hounds - Amit Cohen, Ido Shapira, Israel
Portrait of Amit Cohen and Ido Shapira (Hounds) - Shlomi Yosef
The Fox and the Bird (Le renard et l’oisille) - Sam & Fred Guillaume, Switzerland
Daughter † - Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic

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You are experiencing fever, chills, sore throat, shortness of breath, a new or worsening cough, and/or new muscle aches or headache.

Have traveled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.

Are in close contact with a person who has currently has, or has tested positively for, COVID-19.

With a current capacity of 50 people, advance tickets for all shows are strongly recommended. We can’t guarantee ticket availability at the door prior to any show.

We will be allowing groupings of up to 4 people as long as everyone is part of the same bubble or household, please purchase group tickets in the same transaction and make sure that you sit in the designated seat as indicated on your ticket.