“Today’s my birthday, and I’m treating myself to a trip to the seaside, as I do every year.” In honor of the Annecy Film Festival for animation this week, I’m featuring a few good animated short films that are worth watching. This one actually won Best Short Film at Annecy back in 2016, and it’s finally available online for viewing. The Head Vanishes is the latest short made by award-winning animation filmmaker Franck Dion, inspired by his great-grandmother, and the challenges of dementia. “The Head Vanishes is about the imagination of someone who is interpreting the world around her. It’s an evanescent vision of things, just like Jacqueline’s memory.” The animation style is a bit clunky, but it’s a heartfelt story. Watch in full… Read entire story.