“Paperman,” a mainstream but blissfully inventive Disney short (with a touch of Pixar magic), is about a young couple who meet on a subway platform and try to reconnect via a squadron of paper airplanes from one office tower to another.
“Head Over Heels,” a haunting handcrafted work of stop-motion from England’s Timothy Reckart, is about a married couple grown so far apart that they live upside down from each other in the same house.
"Adam and Dog,” a gently stunning work of visual poetry, is about the first mutt in the Garden of Eden and the eternal bond between man and dog.
“Death of a Shadow” is an arresting work of fantasy from Dutch filmmaker Tom van Avermaet that concerns a WWI soldier (Matthias Schoenaerts, of “Rust and Bone”) trapped in an afterlife where he’s forced to capture dead souls for an eerie collector (Peter van Den Eede).
“Henry,” a French-language Canadian short from writer-director Yan England, is more straightforward than “Curfew,” but it’s a heart-wrencher all the same.