Animation Show of Shows


Animation Show of Shows

Various Directors
(International, 2022, digital, in original languages with English subtitles)

Timely, beautiful, and poignant, the annual Animation Show of Shows is back! This curated selection comprises the “best of the best” animated short films by students and professionals around the world. Featuring films from 10 countries, the 22nd edition offers an array of highly imaginative, thought-provoking, and moving works that reflect the filmmakers’ unique perspectives and their relationships to the world.

  • Program
    “Beyond Noh” (USA/Japan)
    “Empty Places” (France)
    “Good and Better (Beseder)” (Germany)
    “Zoizoglyphe” (France)
    “Rain (Deszcz)” (Poland)
    “Average Happiness” (Switzerland)
    “Aurora” (USA)
    “Yes-People (Já fólkið)” (Iceland)
    “Ties” (Germany/Russia)
    “The Man Who Planted Trees” (Canada)

Visiting Guidelines Masks are recommended in Museum auditoriums. Advance tickets are also recommended. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening starts. No late entry.

Accessibility The MFAH strives to provide a welcoming and accessible experience for all guests by offering a range of accommodations—learn more here.


The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.