2017 Festival

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SEAFF 2017 | JURY WINNERS

Director Amanda Bonaiuto is a Jury Winner in Stockholm Experimental and Animation Film Festival 2017! Batfish Soup is awarded with the price Best Animated Film!

Amanda Bonaiuto’s work contains strong autobiographical elements. Travels and memories, going back as far as childhood, have been an important source of inspiration for her film Batfish Soup. Bonaiuto’s tell the story of a dysfunctional family in a rhythmically floating way. Her poetic animations display an exquisite sense of composition; as in the case of calligraphy the empty space is as important as in the colored ones.

Director Ricard Carbonell is a Jury Winner in Stockholm Experimental and Animation Film Festival 2017! Patarei Prison is awarded with the price Best Experimental Film!

Ricard Carbonell’s works are characterized by quiet, almost meditative state. His film Patarei Prison is tied both to the strong narrative tradition and to the considerably conceptual tradition of the experimental film medium.

SEAFF 2017 | HAIRCUT

A teacher and her pupil linger in an empty classroom. Through their looks and gestures, a strange confrontation begins.

Virginia Mori is an Italian artist. She studied animation and design at the State Art Institute in Urbino. Her favourite media are pencil, ink, and ballpoint pen on paper. She won the “SRG idee suisse” prize at the “Annecy call for project” during the International Festival of Animation at Annecy, France and has been nominations and accolades at international events, like Tehran International Animation Festival, Animafest Zagreb and Animation Block Party (New York).

SEAFF 2017 | Return to the World of Dance

Return to the World of Dance is an instructional guide for those perplexed by the post-modern condition. It is a tribute to Fernand Léger’s Ballet Mécanique.

Dan Boord is a professor in the Department of Critical Media Practices and Luis Valdovino is a professor in the Art & Art History Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Marilyn Marloff is an Associate professor in the Dance Department at Old Dominium University, Norfolk, VA.
Exhibitions: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, Toronto Film Festival, Toronto, Canada; Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland.

SEAFF 2017 | MIRROR

Mirror is an interactive film when the audience ubiquitous gaze or pursuant eyes is a active part in the storytelling. A film about touch and of being touched, to reveal and conceal. Pencil lines exploring skin, an inner world made visible on the body’s outer layer. Movements and gestures become manifestations of the relationship between body and drawings.

Anna Lytton is a Cologne-based artist who works mainly in the fields of drawing and animation. She studied media arts and graphic design at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

SEAFF 2017 | AWE AND DREAD

It is AWEsome to be human and to be alive, but the evolution of human intelligence has also burdened our species with a self-awareness of life’s impermanence. The Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard called these two uniquely human emotions, awe and dread. Through its symbolic meditation on mortality, this work attempts to find meaning between the fleeting flavors of bubblegum and cultural programming that entrenches us in our denial of death.

Tommy Becker attended the San Francisco Art Institute as an undergraduate before receiving his MFA in Film/Video/Performance from California College of Arts. A poet and musician trapped in a camcorder, Becker continues to feed his video, music and poems into his never-ending saga, “TAPE NUMBER ONE”.

SEAFF 2017 | Little Red Giant

After one too many social dust ups, an unhinged artist, Anna, goes berserk at an academic’s barbecue, To add insult to injury, her German Studies boyfriend, Klaus, mansplains about the path of her work, strongly encouraging her to focus on traditional forms such as portraiture. The barbecue becomes an endless trial for Anna, which culminates in an assault.

Laura Harrison lives and works in Chicago. Her films focus on marginalized, social outcasts with their own sub cultures. These fringe characters provide a focal point for her concerns with diaspora, trans humanism, gender and the loss of touch in an overwhelmingly visual world. Her films have shown at various festivals internationally including The New York Film Festival, Ottowa International Animation Festival, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival, Sene, Boston International Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, GLAS and Melbourne International Animation Festival.

SEAFF 2017 | NOCTURNE

At night the forest creatures gather to gamble, putting their innermost at stake.

Since graduating from the Kassel School of Art and Design Anne Breymann has been working as a puppet builder, designer and animator for international animated film and tv productions. She received Artist in Residence grants from the Netherlands Institute for Animation film, the Abbey of Fontevraud in France and the Finnish Saari Residence.

SEAFF 2017 | SERPENTINE

In the midst of reflective fantasy, a young woman’s inner thoughts arouse a surreal exploration of sensuality, self-esteem, and deeply rooted fears. Her arrival is one of strength and beauty.

Bronwyn Maloney is a New York City native with a background in fine art and theater production. A graduate of Bennington College, she has studied design and performance techniques for theater, dance, and film. She is currently a Masters candidate in Experimental Animation at CalArts. Serpentine is her first student film.

SEAFF 2017 | PATAREI PRISON

During the period of 1920-2002 Patarei (Tallinn, Estonia) was a prison. Until quite recently you could visit the empty rooms. These spaces are explored, in the film, by a naive, bouncing, tennis ball.
The idea of this artistic “performance” was to relate the architecture spaces of a prison.

Ricard Carbonell has a PhD in cinema from the Complutense University of Madrid, has diplomas from the universities of Barcelona, ECAM Madrid and Microobert (Barcelona). Today he is teaching Cinema at TAI Cinema School (R.J.C. University) in Madrid.