But when opposition comes from an unexpected source, Tim is forced to face the demons of his own past, while wrestling with the consequences of exposing his childhood hero.
Michael Webber is an American motion picture producer/director who has produced numerous films for studios such as 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate. Webber is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has received the highest praise by top critics.
#AniFab judge's aggregate score for The Conservation Game is 9.4 out of 10 with one judge noting, "Super important to dig deeper into issues and ask questions no one wants asked. Powerful, beautifully crafted. 2 thumbs up - Team AniFab is going to try to build our opening night premiere in Austin around this movie, The Conservation Game. You're going to hear a great deal about this movie in the coming months.
#AniFab judge's aggregate score for Seals & Sea Lions is 6.1 out of 10 with this judge writing, "Interesting and meaningful presentation by an NGO. Lot's of "Experts". I do think it's important to hear all sides if possible in this type of presentation. Or, at least make a diligent attempt. It is not always possible - we understand."
The Legacy - Short Documentary - Mexico
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BUZZKILL - Short Documentary - USA
AniFab judge's aggregate score for BUZZKILL is 6.4 out of 10 with one judge noting, "An important perspective on the buying of perception to deceive. More stories about Bee's need to be made. Nice job, Ron."
I had always been skeptical of the smartphone as a device for 'proper' documentary making. But being gifted an iPhone and languishing under lockdown in India (without my video camera) led to enforced experimentations in filming with the smartphone! I spend every morning on the verandah of my wife's family house in South India drinking coffee, reading the newspaper, and observing life around me: stray cats coming and going, crows excitedly crowing, ants marching, and if it has rained, snails, snails, snails. On one such morning, I saw a beautiful snail and decided impromptu to film it's journey. Without the smartphone, the journey would have been observed but not filmed. But the process of filming concentrated my mind on the snail and I saw my lockdown life mirrored in the snail's journey. Life had become solitary, slowed, methodical, precarious. I am also charmed by the fact that I can shoot, edit and upload the film to vimeo all from the phone itself. But is this 'proper' documentary filmmaking?
AniFab judge's aggregated score is 7.2 out of 10 with one judge sharing the following, "Thank you for experimenting Ian. Silver linings are everywhere, so hard to see sometimes. Thank you for taking time to spend time with a snail and friends. Keep experimenting.
AniFab judge's aggregate score for MicoKansas is 7.1 out of 10 with one judge commenting, "Interesting macro look into a few harrowing moments of being a frog in a pond with predators. We want to see more!
SMART - Feature Documentary - USA
AniFab judge's aggregate score for SMART is 7.2 out of 10 with one judge noting, "SMART is a passionate take on the lives and work of LA's animal rescue team. SMART is smart!"
Saudade - Short Documentary - Portugal
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AniFab judge's aggregate score for Saudade is 8.9 out of 10 with one judge writing, "This film allowed me slow down and step into another world! The cinematography is beautiful and brings us in direct contact with an animal that few of us ever see up close, let alone touch. This is a touching story, yet culminates in hope; hope that the children of Kenya will learn the value of keeping their wildlife alive. A lovely film!"
Furball - Short Narrative - Canada
With Furball, I wanted to create a quirky short that explores the many ways in which we connect (or struggle to). Whether we're yearning for a relationship, possessive of one, or lucky enough to be in a healthy one, it seems we all share one thing - a fear of the unknown. Furball is about taking risks, letting go of our fears and egos, and discovering something better than we could have ever imagined, no matter what our species.
AniFab judge's aggregate score for Furball is 8 out of 10 with one judge writing, "I can't stop smiling! Furball had me amused and enthralled from the start! I actually thought the description being spoken at the beginning could have been of Furball or his human. As the story unfolded this story had me chuckling out loud - loved it!"
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.