Director - Rosvita Dransfeld
As a cinema verite documentary filmmaker, I am always looking for creative and entertaining ways to paint a picture of the socio-political state of our world, reflecting on politics, economies and cultural developments. When I learned about the world of dog sports, I knew that I had found the perfect ‘parallel universe’ to reflect on National archetypes, and our boundless desire to win.
AniFab judge's aggregate scored Dogsville an 8 out of 10 with one judge writing, "An intimate glimpse into the intense world of dog agility through the eyes of a determined and dedicated family of dog agility trainers. A very well crafted movie about the subject. Dogsville is award-worthy for sure.
I think one of our main goals was to ask how does the notion of climate justice translate into an anti-speciesist framework. How can we present some of the ideas found in environmental justice literature and political ecology, without being uncritical to anthropocentric notions? The main problem we ran into, of course, was the very humanistic framework on which “justice” relies, often lacking a critical understanding of humanism, anthropocentrism and speciesism. So, we wanted to center other animals, while still talking about climate justice and yet without ignoring other issues. It’s a hard task for our first short animated film, to say the least.
AniFab judge's aggregate score is 8.2 out of 10 with one judge noting that watching We Fly, We Crawl, We Swim: A Short Film About Climate Justice was, "mesmerizing, I was entranced."
AniFab judge's aggregate score for The imaginary Kaleidoscope was 6.2 out of 10 with one judge writing, "I really enjoyed this short movie. It is hard to imagine the concept of poetic intellect and discourse presented through lawn ornaments. It was almost trance like. This movie was meant to be presented by AniFab. We were made for each other."
AniFab judges scored Samadhi: We Are One a 9.1 out of 10 and when judge wrote, "This is a special movie. The world needs to see Samadhi: We Are One!"