The Story of Percival Pilts - dirs. John Lewis and Janette Goodey - A whimsical story about living an impractical life based on a childhood promise. While playing on stilts as a child, Percival Pilts declares that he’ll ‘never again let his feet touch the ground!’ Australia 2014 San Francisco Intl. Film Fest 2015: Golden Gate Award
Tants de Forets - dirs. Burcu Sankur and Geoffrey Godet - Based on the poetry of Jacques Prévert, the “Tant de Forets” poem denounces the destruction of forests to make paper pulp, but paper is used to alert people about the threats of deforestation. France 2014 Annecy Intl. Animation Fest.: Cristal for a TV Production 2014
Snowfall - dir. Conor Whelan - “Snowfall” is the story of an anxious young man who has a moving experience at a friend’s house party. Ireland 2015
The Ballad of the Holland Island House - dir. Lynn Tomlinson - Animated clay paintings tell the true story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay, a large and important estuary and waterway in Maryland, on the East Coast of the United States.USA 2015 Greenpeace Postcards from Climate Change Project 2015: First Place Winner
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos - dir. Konstantin Bronzit - Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream. Russia 2014 Annecy International Animation Festival 2015: Grand Prix
Messages Dans L’Air - dir. Isabel Favez - A young woman lives alone with her cat in a small town. The young woman has a secret: she is in love with her neighbor, a boxer. Thanks to her cat’s adventures, she will have closer contact with her love. Switzerland 2015 Solothurner Filmtage Festival 2015: Audience Award
Stripy - dirs. Babak and Behnoud Nekooei - At a massive factory, the workers have all been given one simple instruction: paint stripes on the boxes. The work is getting done in the usual, monotonous way until one of the workers decides to paint his boxes a little differently. Iran 2015
Ascension - dirs. Thomas Bourdis, Martin de Coudenhove, Caroline Domergue, Colin Laubry, Florian Vecchione - In the early years of the 20th century, two climbers make the traditional ascent, carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary to the top of the mountain. Their trip does not go according to plan. France, 2013 Festival du film francophone d’Angoulême, France 2014: Best Short Film Award
Love in the Time of March Madness - dirs. Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambrano - “Love in the Time of March Madness” follows 6’4” Melissa Johnson’s hilarious and awkward misadventures in romance as she dates shorter men and gets cheered or jeered wherever she goes. USA/Australia 2014 Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Best Online Short Film
World of Tomorrow - dir. Don Hertzfeldt - A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future. USA 2015 Sundance Film Festival 2015: Best Short Film
Ron Diamond contributes to the fabric of the animation industry and brings awareness of the short form by annually presenting his curated program, The Animation Show of Shows since 1999 to the animation community and in 2014/2015 in 59 venues to over 14,000 attendees and broadening it’s release to the general public in 2015 in dozens of theatrical venues in North America and around the world.
Diamond is the founder and Executive Producer of Acme Filmworks, Inc., an award-winning animation production company specializing in commercials, short films, television series, feature films, and distribution. Established in 1990, and now in its 26th year of operation, Acme Filmworks has produced works with some of the most notable animation directors from around the world. Diamond produced the Academy Award-nominated short film Nibbles (2003) and the animated feature film Drawn From Memory (1995) for PBS’ American Playhouse. He was also the executive producer of the WB Networks series Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show (2004.)
Diamond has lectured at leading animation schools and has served as a juror and guest speaker at numerous film events and festivals. He has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Shorts Films and Feature Animation Branch since 2002. He serves on several Academy Executive Committees and Sub-committees.