It’s official – another selection for Fish for Life! Amazing, that people all around the world be able to watch our film. The team of the animated short is very excited, that our work will be screened on the 14th of December in Berlin, at the Grace Film Festival. The screenings will be shown at the Arsenal Cinema.
Fish for Life has got the Kids Prize at the Tetouan Festival. This is a really awesome honor for the team! The school film festival has taken place from 25 to 30th of November, as mentioned in a previous post. We couldn’t be at the festival in Morocco, so we sent a recorded thank you speech instead. However, we’re really excited to get another award, therefore the team is very thankful.
We reached the great news of another official selection – this time from the streetside cinema/ festival. The team feels very thrilled, that Fish for Life will be shown in North Carolina during a time period between 1st January till 31st March.
The a/perture cinema in Winston-Salem, NC will screen a daily outdoor film program. This non-profit art-house cinema is open every day of the year and screens over 200 films each year. The festival’s aim is to reach a broader audience and to make cinema accessible to the people. streetside cinema/ will screen daily from 1st January to 31st March on the sidewalk outside of the cinema.
streetside cinema/ is an attempt to make film a “public art”. Besides that, the festival encourages filmmakers to promote their films also to industry professionals, distributors, and the press.
On this map you can see where our animated short will be screened next year:
A part of our team visited the Vienna premiere of Fish for Life on the 27th of November, last Wednesday at the 2 Days Animation Festival. It was quite exciting to be part of this great event. Our work was shown in the first part of the Austrian competition at 7 pm. It was also a great pleasure to watch so much other artwork on the big screen.
On the second day, the award ceremony took place. Fish for Life received an honorable mention from the jury. It’s a great honor to our team that our work is acknowledged this much. If you’re interested in photos of the festival, please feel free to visit the Best Austrian Award facebook page.
Yeah, another official selection, this time from Animation Dingle. The team of Fish for Life feels so happy and honored that their animated short will be screened at this great Irish festival.
On the most westerly peninsula of Europe, Animation Dingle celebrates student creativity and excellence in Irish and International animation. The festival showcases the best of student animated film, as well as screening a program of animation from Ireland and around the globe, 2020 it will be the 8th time already.
Besides that, Animation Dingle has also seen presentations from Disney, Amazon Studios, Nickelodeon, Apple, NetFlix, Pixar, Aardman Animations, Cartoon Saloon, JAM Media, Brown Bag Films, Boulder Media amongst many others.
And again: Animation Dingle 2020 Animation Conference will host keynotes and panels from world leaders in animation. The festival includes masterclasses, workshops, a portfolio pitching session and many more. Check out their website for further information.
Great news: Fish for Life has got another official selection, this time from a festival in the City of Ensenada, near to Buenos Aires. The Festival Internacional de cine de Ensenada (FICE) will celebrate its first edition this year from December 6th to 8th. FICE focuses on cinematographic works that address a critical, poetic or aesthetic reflection around water which our animated short Fish for Life also does.
In this sense, water may appear as a central or tangential element in the development of narratives. Because we are inhabited, stirred and agitated by this river that feeds us, from the FICE, we are looking for those works that, like water, can poetically penetrate all the reality that we are able to cover.FICE – Filmfreeway
Our team feels very honored and we’re looking forward that our work will be screened on the other side of the world.
We’re very proud that Fish for Life has got selected at the Rojava International Film Festival. This is the first festival of this kind in Northern Syria. Unfortunately, a sad message reached us last month: the town has been attacked again since October 9th, although the end of the war against the Islamic State was announced this March. Consequently, the festival organizers thought of canceling the festival first. But then they had the great idea to send a worldwide call to host opening night screenings of the festival in various cities around the globe. This is what they wrote to us:
We will do all that is in our hands to celebrate the festival. We believe that now, more than ever, it is necessary that the Rojava International Film Festival is celebrated to prove that culture and dialog are a path to freedom. They might occupy our lands, but they will never conquer our thoughts and spirits.
What a powerful message! We support the idea of the power of cinema to rebuild society. We definitely need to restore broken bridges of trust among peoples and communities.
The Rojava International Film Festival is a celebration of life, arts, and cinema. This year’s themes are cultural sovereignty, women’s emancipation and resistance which are at the core of the Revolution of Rojava.
The 13th November is the date on which the festival starts every year, in memory of the massacre which occurred in Amude, a town in Rojava, where a cinema was burned down in 1960.
So, let us also think about all the victims. Our team also hope and wish that peace will finally come to North Syria.
We’re honored to announce another selection, this time from our home country Austria. The 2 Days Animation Festival in Vienna is a huge party for animation, like animated films, computer animations, and experimental animation. Most of the filmmakers present their films personally. We’re looking forward to this great event.
2 Days Animation
This year the 2 Days Animation Festival will be taken part from 27th to 28th of November. The main attraction of the festival is the BEST AUSTRIAN ANIMATION competition. There will be also meet-and-greets and additional screenings. At the closing ceremony, the winners will be celebrated. The event is organized under the umbrella of ASIFA Austria. If you’re interested, a part of our team will be pleased to meet you there!
Hurray! We received another great message from Morocco, this time from the International Film School Festival of Tetouan. “Fish for Life” has got another official selection. What a great honor! This short film festival will take place from 25 to 30th of November. The main objective of the festival is the promotion of student works.
Our work is the winner of the Great Message Festival in India 2019! The team of Fish for Life feels so honored! We’ve got the Best Direction Award, that’s amazing. Thank you, dear team of GMIFF, we celebrate this great news. Kerstin, Lukas, Lisa, and Victoria are so grateful that our message is spreading throughout the world and also has got so very well received.
In a previous post, we’ve already mentioned the official selection.