Short Film: ART IS ANGST, 5min., Sweden, Animation

 

F67ef93f5e posterIts about a frustrated artist, trying to make a painting from a model. He comes up with a distinct solution.

  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Sweden
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director Biography – Tomás Welss Barkan (MAGIC DREAM)

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Tomás Welss is an animator, visual artist and professor. His animated filmography offers a critical vision of human nature, full of dark humor and original usage of color. His work has earned him awards and recognition around the world, showcasing his talents at film festivals such as Toulouse, Biarritz, Amiens, Zagreb, Fribourg, Monterrey, Huesca, Palm Spring, Chicago, Los Angeles, Rome, Cartagena, La Habana, Rio de Janeiro and Guadalajara. He studied Design at the Facultad de Artes de la Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile. He specialized in animation cinema at the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Stuttgart where he worked with Heinz Edelmann, art director of the animation film “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles. Since 2000 he works as a professor in different Universities in Chile and has teached workshops in Belgium, Cuba, Colombia, Spain, Germany, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Egypt, Mexico among others.

Short Film: MAGIC DREAM, 11min., Chili, Animation

Cbbec823d6 posterA magician wants to convince with his magic and brilliance, but his capability exceeds the limits of his own control, leading him to a show full of violence and abuse.

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Short Film: JE NE REGRETT RIEN, 4min., UK, Animation/Experimental

 

1bd2e70b91 posterJe ne regrette rien is an animated contemplation on nostalgia, made during Covid-19 lockdown in the UK.

In a surreal landscape, dominated by a huge screen, ordinary people dance the dances of everyday life, dulled by the call to nostalgia.

In a week in which VE day celebrations collided with Black Lives Matter protests we began to question the persistence of nostalgia as a form of social control.

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Director Biography – Varad Bhamburdekar (BIRDS OF A FEATHER)

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I am Varad Bhamburdekar and I am graduating with a BFA in Computer Animation from Ringling College of Art and Design. My film, Birds Of A Feather is a piece about celebrating yourself and enjoying a moment in life.

Growing up in India, a place so rich in culture and art one would think I would think that going into the arts was always part of the plan, but it was the total opposite. I really thought I would grow up to become an engineer or a doctor. I always had the passion for films, stories, cartoons, and I wondered if there was a chance to study this and learn how they were made. They were such a great means of escape from the real world to land where anything was possible. Good films would send a chill down my spine as I felt every moment of what the characters in the film went through. I wanted to make something that would make people feel that way. As artists one thing that we do the best is inspire people. And the 2020 lockdown has proven it to be a fact. From poems and books to music, television and movies, they all bring people together where they can reveal the most vulnerable part of themselves. I wanted to share my ideas with the world and that’s when I started researching for schools that would teach me about this field. From a quick learning experience from Vancouver Institute of Media Arts and working on an Emmy winning TV show called ‘Dinotrux’ I learned a lot in a very short amount of time, but there was so much more. And that is what led me to Ringling College of Art and Design. Here I was able to learn every step in the pipeline. This gave me the confidence to get out into the real world. I want to join a studio that brings out the best in me and one day I would love to start a studio of my own, that would be the ultimate dream.

Short Film: BIRDS OF A FEATHER, 2min., USA, Animation

 

Fcca1fd4a4 posterIn the courtyard of an Indian Palace a male peacock named Kana fails to get his feathers up for a female named Ami until he meets another peacock named Madan with the same problem. They both finally bloom to reveal their feathers and their attraction for each other as the film closes with a Bollywood dance sequence as the peacocks celebrate their new found love.

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Short Film: CIGARETTE AFTER FIGHT, 1min., Canada, Animation

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Directed by Chen Liang Yu
After a hard fought battle, it’s always good to have a cigarette.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    仕事帰りの一服
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Student, Short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 6, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Aspect Ratio:
    23.9:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: THE BOY AND THE MOUNTAIN, 11min., Chile, Family/Adventure

F99d3cace6 posterHernán is a child who likes to daydreaming, but in his studies he is not doing well at all. His father constantly urges him to improve, advising him that he must reach very high to succeed in life. Hernán dispenses with his dream, gradually forgetting it to devote himself to his studies. Over time, and already become a successful entrepreneur, Hernán achieves the dream that his father instilled in him, reach high, until one day he will realize that he has not really achieved something he always longed for. Then he will make the crucial decision to fulfill his dream, but fate will play tricks on him. Hernán will have to face a new challenge that will change the meaning of his life.

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