Best Film: THE MEETING
Best Cinematography: MARIA
Best Animation: THE CAT
Best Sound & Music: ABOVE THE DELUGE
Best Performances: MEET YOUR LOCAL YURA-CHARA
Best Direction: ALLIENCE FOR ELDORADO
Best Design: OCTO NINJA
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THE MEETING, 7min., USA, Comedy
A lowly office worker encounters unrelenting pressure from his co-workers to lead a meeting he is not prepared for.
ABOVE THE DELUGE, 6min, Canada, Animation
Above the Deluge is one of two pieces made in collaboration with the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra (SJO) for a project called Dimensions in Sound, simulating the phenomena of sound synesthesia. This project builds on a previous collaboration with the orchestra in 2018, when Glenn created and projected a 3D animation including shapes represented categories of instruments – percussion, brass, and wind, to simulate the movements that she “saw” in her mind’s eye.
MEET YOUR LOCAL YURU-CHARA, 5min., Sweden, Slice of Life
Out of love for the place he grew up, he has endured as he pushes through adversity towards his goal of one day becoming a successful yuru-chara.
THE CAT, 13min,. USA, Animation
The story of a happy little girl who is selling flowers on the street…. until the idyllic world she knows is enveloped by an oozing, malevolent darkness that destroys everything in its path. She is forced to run for her life as the darkness consumes anything that it can’t control – art, education, religion, society, and even the people themselves. The darkness and oppression are so relentless that the exhausted girl gives up. But she can’t go through with it. She has to continue fighting… whatever the cost. Her strength and determination bring light back to her life and repel the darkness. She is free once again. And the world is beautiful once again.
MARIA, 6min., UAE, Drama
An actress decides to commit suicide, but she wants to record the entire scene of her suicide, so she asks a film director to do that.
OCTO NINJA, 6min., USA, Animation
“Octo Ninja” is a ridiculous ninja comedy following our 8-legged ninja hero as he battles his way to the final confrontation with his squidy arch nemesis.
ALLIANCE FOR ELDORADO, 12min,. Brazil, Animation
The great Messiah had incorporated the Suicidal State and in search of salvation this man decided serenely, that he would shoot to death his wife, his daughter and himself.