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."
The issue of pet adoption has always been something very close to my heart. In particular, the misuse and mislabeling of aggressive dogs has come to the forefront of my attention, especially in the past few years. There are aggressive and dangerous dogs, but unfortunately the majority of dogs labeled “aggressive” are far from vicious, rabid animals. Many are caring and loving creatures that may have had a single bad incident. Its this “unseen” side of dog aggression that I wanted to highlight in “Chippy.”
AniFab judges have scored Chippy a 9 out of 10 with one judge writing, "Wow, the most serious fictional portrayal I have ever seen of this moment of decision. Powerful!"
They cannot communicate with our language, they cannot call for help, they cannot revolt, they cannot speak up for themselves. They need human voices.
And while it is true pets should never end up in a shelter, they are lucky, in their misfortune, to get a second chance. And this is that side of animal shelters that I find most interesting: more than a gloomy place, they represent the bright future that lies before animals who are waiting there.
AniFab judge's aggregate score was 7.4 out of 10 with one judge commenting, "Lovely. Well done. Congratulations on making a wonderful movie about such an important subject literally right under our noses. Thank you for helping everyone to not forget our seniors. Really enjoyed this story."
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.