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."
Breton - Narrative Short - France
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."
AniFab judge's aggregate score is 5.7 out of 10 with one judge writing, "5 well spent months! To capture this story from the parents scouting their location, to the fledglings leaving the nest is great. This story comes with an education of a predator I found very interesting. Loved the music shifts."
Star Thief - Animation Short - Australia
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."
Nightmare of the Dog is ahort movie directed by Hans Stjernswärd and shows a dog having a nightmare.
Hans has previously directed a feature film called “The Farm” which shows people treated like farm animals.
AniFab judge's aggregate score for Nightmare of the Dog is 5.9 out of 10 with one judge remarking, "Clever, very clever!"
One extremely large Praying mantis is fighting his wild nature in a post-apocalyptic sinking kitchen.
AniFab judge's aggregate score is 5.8 out of 10 with one judge noting, "A very quick story - well executed stop motion animation."
With the Vaquita Porpoise on the brink of extinction, two brothers who collaborate as wildlife artists leave their studio behind and head to a small fishing town in Mexico. They board the M/V Farley Mowat to experience the front-line fight between ocean conservationists Sea Shepherd and the poachers, backed by the Mexican cartel, who are devastating countless marine species...
AniFab judge's aggregate score is 9.25 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."
Escape velocity: the minimum speed needed for an object to escape from the gravitational influence of a massive body, without ever falling back.
An astronaut awakens in an abandoned cave of a strange planet. An interstellar vagabond, so to say. A light path leads him to the surface, where he looks at his compass and heads for his spaceship. He keeps glancing back, treading nervously, looking afraid. He has been chased by a creature for a long time, and his only way to break free is to escape this curious planet.
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."
Raúl Zavala: actor, photographer, filmmaker, and one of the founders of the Ficticia production company.
Simbiosis is his first audiovisual short film, filmed in the context of the Social Revolt in Chile.
#AniFab judges have scored SIMBIOSIS an aggregate score of 7.9 out of 10 with one judge writing, "Powerful! This is a little slice of what we had hoped Animalis Fabula Film Festival could be like. to serve movies like Simbiosis. I was instantly pulled into what was happening and found the portrayal / use of an animal in the story to be very clever. Out hearts go out to the people of Chile during these monumentally difficult times. This is an Important story that needs to be shared and seen."
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.