As the world becomes increasingly urban there is a growing disconnection between the natural world and our own. I hope that by bringing nature to the many through films I can provide an important well-being boost. Combining my passion for nature and creative filmmaking and I aspire to use my academic knowledge and creative flare to tell visually interesting stories.
Director Statement Spider behaviour is fascinating and so different to our own. A macro lens created a perspective of these animals you can't experience with the naked eye. I hope this film can inspire people to get out and observe animal behaviour anyone could find if they knew what to look for. I enjoyed filming this documentary as the subjects were so charismatic. The male's determination was so apparent, writing the narration felt natural.
Anifab judge's aggregate score is 8 out of 10 with one judge noting, "Wow! What an intimate look at something that most eyes will never see. Your ability to capture this on camera is most spectacular."
AniFab judge's aggregate score for Breton was 8.5 out of 10 with one judge writing, "Thank you so much for transporting me to a farm in early 60's France. What a lovely way to be transported beautifully to a place not now and not here. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
Ben Sinclair began finding his passion for animation whilst at Kingston University, London. Experimenting with painterly and organic hand drawn animation, he now has 3 short films in his discography. After creating "Sabotaging Cruelty" and "Between Hunters and Foxes", the purpose of his work has begun to focus on raising awareness for environmental and wildlife issues.
After creating 'Sabotaging Cruelty' in 2019, my love for creating animation to help wildlife was ignited.
I aim for this work to raise awareness about issues and injustice against nature and to show how we can help it in such a crucial time for the planet.
#Anifab judge's aggregate score for Between Hunters & Foxes is a 9.2 out of 10 with one judge writing the following, "Between Hunters & Foxes is a beautifully animated story about a terrible thing in Australia's history that most people haven't a clue about. However, it has all the elements of a universal story with epic history, good guys, and bad guys who think they're good guys, yet influential for sure. And a nefarious industry ripe for dissecting. Sometimes the most incredible of things happen in the most mundane way right under our noses - and then become institutionalized. This short deserves the accolades its going to get."
Director Statement After working on conservation projects through Under the Skin over the past five years, this story of the Vaquita is certainly the most tragic and complex. It is a reflection of what is happening to countless species around the world. We felt compelled to tell the tale in a fast paced, engaging yet lighthearted narrative.
AniFab judge's aggregate score is 9.8 out of a 10 with one judge making a case for inclusion in the annual benefit series, "The Last Vaquita is an eloquent addition to the emerging story of the critically endangered Vaquita. Prior to last years release of Sea Of Shadows I don't believe there was much known about this "Cocaine" of the sea that is disappearing fast. Can the world know about this species quick enough to help before it disappears forever? Congratulations and thank you to the Harrison Bros. for beating the drum loudly, beautifully. We hope to be able to include The Last Vaquita in our annual benefit showcase. Let's amplify the beat of the Bros."
Tamás Rebák is a hungarian visual storyteller based in Budapest, obsessed with sadness and melancholy.
The title is a technical term related to space travel for good reason. It also symbolizes a final determination, which is a hard step to take. The idea itself came from a breakup, which left a deep impression on me. Later, I tried to make the personal energies more universal. This is how the result became an allegorical story of letting go embedded in a sci-fi context.
Anifab judges have scored Escape Velocity a 9.7 out of 10 with one judge gushing, "Crazy good. Simple concept so perfectly executed. A universal story told in a very universal way. Every person in the world can relate to this story without anything else needed. I was inspired by this little animated gem. Maybe even a little misty-eyed. Brilliant."
2021 Monthly Official Best Of Selections
Animalis Fabula Film Festival official monthly selections have the opportunity to compete for monthly attention as well as inclusion in the annual live / virtual film festival in Austin, Texas and end of year fundraising benefit for animal welfare.