HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: November 2019 ANIMATION FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST ANIMATION FILM: SAND IN THE SKY
BEST UNDER 5min. FILM: IN AN EMPTY WOOD
BEST PERFORMANCES: ONCE TWICE A DAY
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: IN SEARCH OF A MOMENT
BEST MUSIC: THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING

Theme of night: Quirks of the Human Condition

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE SPIRIT SEAM 15min., USA, Animation

festival posterDON’T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT, 7min., UK, Animation

festival posterTHE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING, 22min., Canada, Animation

festival posterMI DI WORM no. 10, 1min., Switzerland, Animation

festival posterIN AN EMPTY WOOD, 2min., USA, Animation

The 26th event in Toronto in 2019.
6 more festival events in 2019.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

The Most Magnificent Thing Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Nov. 2019 ANIMATION Festival

THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING, 22min., Canada, Animation

Directed by Arna Selznick

The Most Magnificent Thing is an inspirational story about a little girl with a creative spirit, determined to make great things. Joined by her best friend, her pet dog, the two happily explore the world, doing absolutely everything together. When she receives her very own tool kit, the little girl sets out to make the most magnificent thing for her best friend – but it’s not as easy as she thinks! The Most Magnificent Thing is a timeless tale about learning through perseverance and hard work, the power of love, and selflessness.

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Mi Di Worm no 10. Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Nov. 2019 ANIMATION Festival

MI DI WORM no. 10, 1min., Switzerland, Animation

Directed by Barbara Peikert

The starting material is a frame-to-frame animation art of 2-Stop motion: A production with visual effects. Of the type related to a stereoscopic recording, the flickering wiggling-picture ramifications of the yellow color animate strokes on a red background.

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In An Empty Wood Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Nov. 2019 ANIMATION Festival

IN AN EMPTY WOOD, 2min., USA, Animation

Directed by Chia-Hsin Lee

This is a poetic animation film on the jealousy of seeing someone succeed in a path you once considered.

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Don’t Think Of A Pink Elephant Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Nov. 2019 ANIMATION Festival

DON’T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT, 7min., UK, Animation

Directed by Suraya Raja

We’ve all had thoughts of what might happen should we jump from a high place, drop the baby, or stab someone with a fork. Usually we can dismiss them without a care – but what if we couldn’t?

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The Spirit Seam Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Nov. 2019 ANIMATION Festival

 

THE SPIRIT SEAM 15min., USA, Animation

Directed by Ashley Gerst

The Spirit Seam is a short animated film about a little girl, Pollywog, and her Pap-Paw. Located in an Appalachain coal-mining town in the 1950s, the film takes the audience through the daily life of both characters. At the start of the film, the characters eat breakfast together and then travel to their respective locations- Pollywog is dropped off at school, and Pap-Paw clocks into work at the Hiraethsburg coal mine. Throughout the film they experience the simple pleasures of rural Appalachian life: catching fireflies, fishing, catching frogs, and birthdays.

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Director Biography – Chia-Hsin Lee (IN AN EMPTY WOOD)

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Chia-Hsin Lee is an animation filmmaker currently studying in California Institute of the Arts.

Director Statement

In the summer of 2017, while I was being a volunteer art teacher in Taiwan, I met a fellow volunteer who shared the same belief with me as if we were twins. But instead of being close, we were very jealous of each other, for I used to be a conservation activist which she currently is, and she was once an artist which I currently am. Our path seemed to have exchanged. In the frustrations of coping with this jealousy, I wrote this poem.

During the months of film production, Erin McDermott helped design the visuals, and my CG teachers Dariush Derakhshani and Andrew Bac helped with the technical aspect of making my first CG film. Sound was an important element in this film. Hao Feng provided his voice and acting, Kion Heidari wrote and sang the ambience score, Ben Scanlan was the percussionist, Alberto Cruz recorded the sounds, and Ben Huff did the incredible sound mixing.

And last, thank you, my Blue, whom I believe is doing something amazing on the other side of the world. This film is to you.