Monthly Archives: February 2017

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SEAFF 2017 | ANALYSIS PARALYSIS

Anton’s head is bursting with thoughts. The gardener is seething with anger: who has trampled her flower beds? In the park Anton is looking for someone to play chess with. For someone who plays a better game than his dog. The gardener is looking for a mysterious serial vandal who has lost a yellow boot. But what if both of them are looking for the same thing?

This film about Anton and his complicated mind and swelling head has already been awarded in festivals around Europe; the Animated Grand Prix Award at Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival among many others. It is an animated mix of digital cut-out and drawings on paper.
Anete Melece is a Latvian illustrator and animation flmmaker based in Zürich, Switzerland. She studied visual communication at the Art Academy of Latvia (BA) and animation at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art (MA).

SEAFF 2017 | NOW OR NEVER

Today is the day. Felix is struggling.

Felix: “And she doesn’t seem to hate herself as much as the other people in the store!”
Felix: “Oh shit….”
Felix: “Okay Felix, today it’s happening. And tomorrow, who knows. So get out there in the car”

Deepti Menon is an Indian American filmmaker, currently residing in New York. Her work is often colorful, character driven, and light hearted. Deepti graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Film/Animation/Video.

SEAFF 2017 | LUCY

Lucy is the story about a boy who visits a paleologic expo with his absent-minded parents. Then the 4-million-year-old Lucy comes alive. The computer animated film Lucy was premiered and screened in the grand competition at Animafest Zagreb 2015.

Evert de Beijer studied graphic design at the Graphic School and the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam where he became interested in photography and animated filmmaking. In 2011 (In the context of the ‘Filme im Schloss’ Animated Film Festival) Evert was awarded the Prize of the City of Wiesbaden for his artistic and innovative contribution to animated film.

SEAFF 2017 | BATFISH SOUP

Batfish Soup is a fictionalized absurdist film based on memories of freakish childhood visitations with grandparents. Violence, senseless fear, and play become indistinguishable as the characters dance their way through the evening. Wacky relatives give way to mounting tensions with broken dolls, boiling stew and a bang.

Amanda Bonaiuto received her BFA in fine art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2012. She is now an MFA candidate in the Experimental Animation program at California Institute of the Arts, expected to graduate in 2018. Her work has screened in many festivals, including: Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Films, Ottawa International Animation festival and more.