AniFab judge's aggregate score is 6.4 out of 10 with one judge writing, "This is a very sweet story, and an important one for the times in which we currently live. This is one smart dog, taking care of his family with them returning the favor in the end. Very nice."
Victor Vargas graduated at Arizona State University in 2016 in Film and Media Productions. During his time at ASU, he received a Jury Award at the annual Campus Movie Festival for his short film, Scripted, where it was then screened at Cannes Film Festival along with other Jury Award Winners.
Animalis Fabula Film Festival judges aggregate score for Waffle was 7.6 out of 10 with one judge noting, "This is a lovely story with some good messages; give rescue dogs time to acclimate, and given the chance they can become a beloved part of your family and life!"
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."
The video offers a meditation on voyeurism and the performative quality of public-facing private displays, and on the desire to reintegrate animals into our life. The yard art animal sculptures are dinky monuments to that desire for reintegration. I gathered the footage in small towns across the Northeast, Midwest, and the South suggesting a collective place-less portrait of Americana.
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."
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.