One more of the animated films in competition was Landscape with Duck by Portland filmmakers Patrick and Michele Neary. It's about a duck who missed the flock's departure for the south from (Alaska?) and finds alternative transportation. There were so many really good animated films, displaying a wide range of techniques. This was simple (nothing's simple in animation) first rate, hand drawn work.
I was able to catch Patrick and Michele at the Awards dinner of the Anchorage International Film Festival Sunday Dec. 11.