New to the Indie Animation Mixtape: December 8, 2021

A tape labeled 'Indie Animation Mix-Tape!!!' pops out of a stack of tapes.

Well, it has been almost half a year since we shared the latest entries in our ongoing Indie Animation Mixtape Vimeo channel. Instead of trying to catch up on six months' worth of write-ups, we're starting fresh with the latest additions to the list. Of course, you're more than welcome to dig back through the channel and watch all you want—we're nearing 700 videos, so there's more than enough to keep you busy.

Janek Murd - AVA
3:20 | 2021
An exploration of freedom and curiosity, Tolm's video for Janek Murd's composition is a playful and candy-coloured spin on visual music.

La Neige Incertaine
Marion Boisrond, Marie-Liesse Coumau, Ada Hernaez, Gwendoline Legendre, Romane Tisseau
6:56 | 2021
A story of survival in the Arctic tundra and a sideways portrait of a disintegrating relationship, this effort from the always-reliable Gobelins school of animation features a beautiful contrast between its warm moments of intimacy and its frozen environment.

兔子洞 Rabbit Hole
He Lo
6:10 | 2021
You may think the world doesn't need more spins on Alice in Wonderland, but He Lo's pencil-shaded music video is a stunner. Its grayscale environment may seem sombre at first, but there's a playful energy to the filmmaking that suits the jazz-funk instrumental.

Isle of Chair
Ivyy Chen
6:00 | 2020
Inspired by Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood, Chen's short is a puzzle, but an inviting one. Using the chair as a metaphor for mental illness, the film explores what it means to "fix" things and the consequences that can emerge from good intentions.

Terror Fervor
Phoebe Parsons
6:00 | 2019
Oozing eyeballs, greasy burgers, apathetic monsters, and morphing imagery combine to make Parsons' mind-warping saga an instant late-night classic.

Bárbara Cerro
1:04 | 2020
NSFW: We've always wondered what's really going on on the dark side of the moon.

Michaela Tereshkova's Extremely Obscure Discovery
YK Animation Studio
2:27 | 2019
An alternative theory about the moon's psychedelic secrets.

Dominica Harrison

7:29 | 2020
NSFW: A blend of digital animation and risograph printing, Harrison's coming-of-age story melds dreamy visions and dark imagery to evoke the emotional complexity of growing up.