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."
Animals will help man to become human. There are no barriers , only ones that we have invented for ourselves and those ones that we will invent next. If we will ever survive.
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!"
I have at various times in my life been an artist, musician, writer, educator, history and vintage film buff, puppet maker and children's theatre director, finally tying them all together through animated films.
AniFab judge's aggregate score was 8.2 out of 10 with one judge writing, "what a lovely tale. A marvelous example of a fitting story depicting cats. A joy to watch, and it will be a joy to share with the AniFab audience. Well done!"
Checking Out is one of those shorts we were on the fence about. It did not score very high from the judges, however we wanted to know what other members of AniFab thought, so we included it for our January, 2021 showcase. What do you think of Checking Out?
Robert Erniso was born in Hammond Louisiana, has traveled abroad to various parts of the U.S. and overseas, discovering self, Parents encourage him at a young age to pursue what ever he loved, which the Producer-writer-artist is so grateful for.
AniFab judges have scored A Whole New World In Focus a 6 out of 10 with one judge commenting, "I think this story needs to be shared, and shared again. A great use of connecting with animals in a movie."
AniFab judges scored WISH an aggregate 8 out of 10 with one judge writing, "What's not to like? What a treat! So happy to see other creative people telling stories like this with animals. Bravo!"
2021 Official #AniFab Monthly 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 the end of year fundraising benefit for animal welfare.