Less than 5% of California’s historical wetlands remain, but there is hope in the world’s most productive agricultural valley.
Discover why tracking the movement of shorebirds could dramatically improve conditions for the entire pacific flyway. But capturing the necessary data is no easy task. Join scientists, conservation groups and farmers as they reveal a unique partnership that could have global implications for bird and wetland conservation.
Anima - Short Documentary - USA
ANIMA is a short documentary film created with the goal of decreasing violence against animals by raising awareness of what different faiths teach about compassion, animals, and the environment.
The movie features leaders across religious and cultural backgrounds including: Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, the Baha'i, and members of First Nations/Native American communities.
Jennifer Jessum is an award-winning director, choreographer, writer, cinematographer, and producer.
She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree, in Film Production, from USC School of Cinematic Arts, and a Master of Fine Arts degree, in Dance, from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her work spans across numerous genres including narrative, documentary, commercials, dance-for-the-camera, music videos, live events, and theater. She just wrapped production on "Power Rangers Kids Force" - a series she directed for the Power Rangers Franchise.
Her two award-winning feature documentaries, "HOLY MAN: THE USA vs. DOUGLAS WHITE", narrated by Martin Sheen, and "Finding God in the City of Angels", have both received critical acclaim. Her short narrative dance film, "Red Earth Calling", won numerous awards at the Maui Film Festival, the Moondance International Film Festival, the Toronto Independent Film Festival, The Eugene International Film Festival, The Utah Screen Dance Festival, and an Accolade. "ANIMA", a short film and documentary series she was commissioned to create, is currently on the film festival circuit and her latest film "Sacred Hoop" is currently in post-production. www.flyinglimbs.com
In addition to her creative work, Jennifer is the founder and director of The Mitakuye Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to supporting and empowering Native youth through arts education and opportunities. www.mitakuyefoundation.com
When the last bullfighting arena in Catalonia has turned into a shopping mall, an old matador has to earn his living in the bars of Barcelona.
One night, a bored Russian president pops in, trying to freshen up his too long holidays. In no time he feels an urgent desire to try on his luck as a corrido hero before it is too late.
In the obscure tavern above the sea, the unspoilt matador earns a living, offering tourist photos.
The golden era of walking bypasses has passed, and the arenas are now modern shopping centers. On the one hand, the absence of everything changes when a Russian tourist enters the bar - To Władimir Putin, who actually reveals his hidden soul of the matador.
This 9-minute animated film is made in various techniques, with the use of action animation, cover and floor (bunker).
Grotesque - Short Animation - USA
A gargoyle forms a friendship with a neglected sphynx cat, and leads her to a better life.
Gabby Gillespie is a 3D character animator, visual effects artist, and motion capture animator fascinated with bringing creatures and the unusual to life.
Her work can be found in the esteemed SCAD Animation Studio’s Hex Limit, The How Book, and the studio’s newest upcoming TBA project.
She graduated from SCAD with a B.F.A in 3D Character Animation and a minor in Visual Effects.
Gabby is currently pursuing an M.F.A in Animation at SCAD as a Graduate Fellowship recipient.
A young woman questions everything when she realizes the barn she frequents may be more than just grimy.
Barb Kuensting, a St. Louis, Missouri native, is graduating from the University of Missouri in 2022 with a degree in both Documentary Journalism and Biology.
She is especially interested in environmental and climate journalism through a visual lens. Upon graduation, she hopes to find a job in either the film or news industry, and her dream is to someday work for National Geographic.
Carrie In Control was made out of nothing but love, compassion, and a desperate need to uncover the truth.
I hope this film motivates viewers to shine a light in the dark corners of their own cities, states, and countries, so that we can bring justice to animals everywhere in need.
The spur-thighed tortoise in Morocco is threatened. To save the species, science needs those who know better the secrets of the land: The shepherds.
Marcos Altuve, actor, director, playwright, screenwriter and cinema and theatre producer.
Marcos studied at School of Audiovisual Media of the University of Los Andes (Venezuela), School of Filmmaking of the Canary Islands (Spain) and the International School of San Antonio de los Baños de Cuba.
During his career, he made two short films as a director, from which he received several awards such as best screenplay, best production, best editing and also as best leading actor. In 2014 he published his book "Mentiroso Extraordinario, Alternatives in the Direction of Actors for Cinema, Theater and Television". This project has been useful for students and actors from Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela.
#AniFab the Animalis Fabula Film Festival '22 compiles the information presented in the official selections from FilmFreeway our film festival partner as well as from the filmmakers.
The Festival Director presents the information as it is presented to AniFab.