From Nothing Else But Water , by Carlos De Carvalho

A lost soul in conversation with death, a gun-toting monster hunter, and a misunderstood mammoth are among the characters visiting the Hollywood Theatre this week as part of the annual Northwest Animation Festival. More than 200 animated works—selected by an international jury from some 1,300 submissions—will screen in what's billed as the medium's largest festival in the country. That's more than 24 hours of film, created one painstaking frame at a time.

We've pulled together a few samples of the kinds of work on show this week.

In Nebula, a little girl in a forest on a mountain has an unusual encounter:

This video for Australian alt-rockers Elliot the Bull's single Colourblind is a wooden stop-motion delight:

On his way to meet the Duke, Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day!

A Brazilian animated feature, Até que a Sbórnia nos Separe explores what happens when a wall separating the small country of Sbórnia from the rest of the world accidentally falls:

See below for further reasons to see some of the screenings this week:

 The Northwest Animation Festival runs from May 4-10 at the Hollywood Theatre.

Full line-up here.

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