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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This Dark Thought Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from June 2020 ANIMATION Film Festival

THIS DARK THOUGHT, 7min., Animation/Horror
Directed by Kris Theorin & Kurtis Theorin

While babysitting her newborn sister, a young astronomer struggles with a dark thought after encountering something eerie in the night sky.

Ailin On The Moon Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from June 2020 ANIMATION Film Festival

AILIN ON THE MOON, 5min., Animation
Directed by Claudia Ruiz

Work, do the shopping, cooking, cleaning, ironing, taking care of Ailín: that is the routine of Vilma, mother of 40 years, overwhelmed by fatigue and skin intolerance. Ailín (4), just looking to play and demand the attention of a restless girl, one day causes the emotional outbreak of the mother. The routine that led them away must be broken to meet again.

Dreams Into Drawing Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from June 2020 ANIMATION Film Festival

DREAMS INTO DRAWING, 10min., Japan, Animation
Directed by Koji Yamamura

The painter KUWAGATA KEISAI lived over 200 years ago. He illustrated Ways to Sketch a series of picture books depicting humans and animals, all richly expressed. One day he was sketching a carp when suddenly he fell asleep and, in his dream, transfigured into a carp. The carp was enjoying his swim, but when a fisherman caught him things suddenly took a turn for the worse…

Gon, The Little Fox Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from June 2020 ANIMATION Film Festival

GON, THE LITTLE FOX, 28min., Japan, Animation
Directed by Takeshi Yashiro

When Gon, a playful orphaned fox, finds that young Hyoju has lost his mother, he tries to comfort him and make amends for his own earlier mischiefs by secretly bringing small gifts to the boy every day. But Hyojudoesn’t realize who is behind the anonymous gifts, and the two are headed for a heartbreaking climax.

Lost Boy Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from June 2020 ANIMATION Film Festival

LOST BOY, 4min., UK, Animation/Documentary
Directed by Graeme Daly

Lost Boy is an autobiographical animated short about one little boy’s determination to succeed as an artist and the transformative influence of his one inspirational teacher.

A Poem In Bamboo Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from June 2020 ANIMATION Film Festival

A POEM IN BAMBOO, 4min., Animation/Horror

Directed by Chun-Yao Chang & XuFei Wu

Life is not always smooth. When bad things happen, some people are lucky enough to move on, but not the old lady A-Yuan. Either because of the deepest love to her lover or social constriction, that women should belong to her husband. A-Yuan was trapped in the past after the death of her lover. The big house contains lots of memories; the illusion of happiness lives that created by A-yuan and those good times between the nephew and A-Yuan when he was a kid.

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: June 2020 ANIMATION FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: THIS DARK THOUGHT
BEST ANIMATION FILM: AILIN ON THE MOON
BEST CHARACTERS: THE PECULIAR ADVENTURES OF WILLOW B. STAR
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: GON, THE LITTLE FOX

Theme of night: Mysterious circumstances

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterA POEM IN BAMBOO, 4min., Animation/Horror

festival posterLOST BOY, 4min., UK, Animation/Documentary

festival posterGON, THE LITTLE FOX, 28min., Japan, Animation

festival posterDREAMS INTO DRAWING, 10min., Japan, Animation

festival posterAILIN ON THE MOON, 5min., Animation

festival posterTHE PECULIAR ADVENTURES OF WILLOW B. STAR, 11min., USA, Animation/Comedy

festival posterTHIS DARK THOUGHT, 7min., Animation/Horror

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Animation Festival Testimonial – June 8 2020

 Screenwriter Devone Jones (Pen and Pencil: Spring Break)

My professors and peers have influenced my festival submissions. The feedback have been so helpful. I grow every time I receive feedback.

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

CAST LIST:

Randall – 9 – DANIEL JONES
Pencil – 10 – TED POWERS
NARRATION – ETHEL ABRAY
Peter – 18 – JUSTIN DESOUZA
Samantha – 21 – CASSANDRA GUTHRIE
Coordinator – 9 – OLIVIA BARRETT

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