Director BIO: Bismark Fernandes (EXPEND)

Director Biography – Bismark Fernandes Bismark Fernandes is a stop-motion filmmaker and designer from a Goa, India. He completed his M.F.A in Animation from Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently residing in New York. Bismark has over three years of experience in designing and creating animated content for Television. He is well versed… Continue reading Director BIO: Bismark Fernandes (EXPEND)

ANIMATION Festival Testimonial – June 11, 2018

From Filmmaker Sarah Gampel (THE BUS TRIP) This is one of the best feedback session I’ve ever had. People were being honest and sharing their thoughts unconstrained. It’s not too common that people share their honest opinion, and especially not when there is some sort of critic involved. And as a filmmaker it can be… Continue reading ANIMATION Festival Testimonial – June 11, 2018

Short Film: OH! UGANDA, 5min., Uganda, Animation/Documentary

A short stop-motion animated history of Uganda’s presidential succession, based entirely on hearsay – yet supported by archival photography. Film Type: Animation, Documentary Runtime: 4 minutes 35 seconds Completion Date: October 18, 2017 Production Budget: 1,000 USD Country of Origin: Qatar Country of Filming: Uganda Film Language: English Shooting Format: Analog Stop Motion Animation Aspect… Continue reading Short Film: OH! UGANDA, 5min., Uganda, Animation/Documentary

Director BIO: Santiago Castano (MORFRUSIS)

Director Biography – Santiago Castaño Santiago​ ​Castaño​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​in​ ​Bogotá,​ ​Colombia.​ ​He​ ​moved​ ​to​ ​New​ ​York​ ​in​ ​2003​ ​after​ ​being awarded​ ​a​ ​grant​ ​for​ ​a​ ​masters​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​computer​ ​animation​ ​at​ ​The​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Visual​ ​Arts. This​ ​provided​ ​work​ ​opportunities​ ​that​ ​include​ ​creative​ ​direction,​ ​3d​ ​animation​ ​and storyboard​ ​design​ ​for​ ​clients​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Cannon,​ ​Sundance​… Continue reading Director BIO: Santiago Castano (MORFRUSIS)

Director BIO: Ran Sheng (STAR RUNNER)

Director Biography – Ran Sheng Ran Sheng was born and raised in Beijing, China. Before came to Portland in 2015, he had accumulated rich experience in multiple areas, including graphic design, video, animation, and photography. Currently, Sheng majoring in Animated Arts at Pacific Northwest College of Art, where he focuses on stop-motion and hybrid animation, works… Continue reading Director BIO: Ran Sheng (STAR RUNNER)

Short Film: TWICE UPON A TIME, 14min., Serbia, Animation/Fantasy

Twice Upon a Time, there was a king with split personality whose one half wants to become a poet and the other a fearless warrior. They share their conscience, but have opposing wishes and desperately want to get rid of each other. Project Links  Website  Facebook Project Title (Original Language): Bio dvaput jedan kralj Film… Continue reading Short Film: TWICE UPON A TIME, 14min., Serbia, Animation/Fantasy

Short Film: THE BUS TRIP, 13min., Sweden, Animation

Sarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip. She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line. Project Links  Website  Facebook

Short Film: MARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation

Sinister secrets await as Mary helps her girlfriend Marsha escape from her parent’s gothic mansion one dark and eldritch night. This hand drawn and digitally animated ‘one shot’ film takes us on a Lovecraftian escapade through the Manor of Madness. Our goal with this film was to combine the creeping horror of H.P. Lovecraft with… Continue reading Short Film: MARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation