Director Statement: In a world where everyone seems to rush and yield under the pressures of social media, fearing that without fancy filters and staged smiles, the reality is not captivating enough, I aim to inspire travelers to slow down, embrace the moment and allow their senses to take in all the natural beauty around.
AniFab judges scored The Egrets Voyage an aggregate 9 out of 10 with one judge commenting, "Simply stunning. I am thinking I might hear a narrator's voice within the first minute, and then thought, NO, please don't have narration. A simple yet elegant story that shares so much."
Director StatementIn the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, most of the media attention was focused on human victims. I thought that it was important to shine a spotlight on the dramatic situation of some of the most defenseless among us. The founders of GRASS and its volunteers have a true love for the older dogs especially Goldens and are dedicated to their welfare. It is clear that their efforts can make a difference in the life of senior dogs. I found their efforts during that dramatic time to be truly inspiring.
Lan Ding Yao / Change had an aggregate rating by the AniFab judges of 8.6 out of 10 and one of the judges commented, Change is a very interesting movie. I was captivated from the first frame. I cannot imagine the potential abuse from some of the subjects towards the filmmaker. The tension was very real.
Saman Hosseinpuor was born in Saqez/Kurdestan, during the year 1993. He started acting in Theater when he was just 14 years old, and started filmmaking in 2008. During this time Saman bagan writing short stories. Saman is a Director, Cinematographer and Writer currently living in Iran.
Saman most recently won the Best Asian Film and Best director award for his movie Slaughter at the Global University Film Awards (GUFA) 2020 in Hong Kong, including a $20,000 USD proze! You can discover more of Saman Hosseinpuor's work here: http://samanhp.ir
The AniFab screening team scored The Man Who Forgot To Breathe a 9.4 out of 10. One judge wrote: "A very talented young filmmaker who uses animals in his production very profoundly. Subtle little moments of pure authenticity."
The Man Who Forgot To Breathe is up for monthly, and annual AniFab Awards.
The words such as animal, animalism, animalistic are outwardly atrocious in essence. Never heard about a clan of ‘animals’ colluded against another one but sapiens do. Unlike humans, they kill to consume and mate consensually!
The short fiction titled 'Project Bau' is purely inspired by the bonding between myself and our adorable puppy 'Milo'. He runs to me promptly with a hue of anxiety on his face every time when I sneeze or cough. Felt so simple or stupid? but that's the very spark! No doubt, dogs are our best friends, especially in isolation and separateness. They expect nothing in return but our mere presence.
The AniFab screening team thoroughly enjoyed Project Bau, and we found it to be a moving portrait of the transformative powers that others, including other species, can have on the health and wellbeing of people.
The AniFab screening team scored Project Bau an 8.2 out of a possible 10, with one judge commenting, "A Solid Movie!"
Project Bau is in the running for monthly, annual AniFab Awards.
AniFab judge's aggregated score is 5.3 out of 10 with one of the judges commenting, "I thought this was cute, as I have a dog that has a voice just as Bobcat does."
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.