Moving Words

They’ll Say The Blue Whale’s Tongue Weighed As Much As An Elephant Writer: Darla Himeles Animator: Ron Levin

My Words ToThe World Writer: E. Anne Lipman Anmator: Mirjam Zels

Samantha Writer: Maria Lorenz Animator: Rotem Paz

An International Collaborative Project Between Writers, Art Animators and Voice Actors.


ARTS By the People celebrates the art of collaboration between writers and filmmakers. Writers who submit their works to this project will see their words transformed into short films by animation students from various international animation schools. The goal of this unique event is to empower and inspire writers of all ages to tap into their inner creativity. Likewise, Moving Words encourages young animators to bring words to life through their visual art.


Moving Words is an ARTS By The People project made possible by a generous grant from The Santiago Abut Foundation, in loving memory of Santiago Abut.

Here’s a partial list of festivals and events that Moving Words films have appeared in:
  • The Animix International Festival, Tel Aviv
  • Flippin, Moving Words, Nominated for Best Animation Project
  • Epos Art Film Festival
  • Animax International Film Festival, Catalonia, Spain
  • New York Film Critics Series
  • CreateArts, Brooklyn, NY
  • NYC 2 Paris
  • MAYO Performing Art Center, Starlight Lounge
  • New Jersey International Film Festival


Animation programs currently participating in Moving Words 2019 are:


Check out past Moving Words Videos!



August 10 (Opening Festival!!) TICKETS
Tel Aviv
Time TBD
Animix – The 18th Israel International Animation, Comics & Caricature Festival
Link to Program

September 9 | FREE
New York, NY
Session 3 (REGISTER): 3:00 pm (75 min)
Session 5 (REGISTER): 6:45 pm (75 mins)
NYC 2 Paris International Festival
Link to Program

September 20-21 | FREE
Paris, France (Only top three films will be shown.)
Time: TBD
NYC 2 Paris International Festival
Link to Program

September 23 | FREE
Morristown, NJ
3:00 pm (120 min)
MPAC Starlight Lounge Film Screening
Link to website

October 14 | FREE
New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers University)
5:00pm (60 mins), Voorhees Hall #105
New Jersey Film Festival, Fall 2018
Link to Festival