Mañana Al Mar is a documentary about sensuality and growing old. A poetic and impressionistic film shot on 16mm film, it captures the unique spirit of a group of senior citizens in Barcelona who have found an extraordinary way of growing old.
Paulina, one of characters, is disabled and walks with a crutch. She spends hours transfixed by the sea, allowing herself to be seduced by the call of the waves into taking her daily dip. The walk across the sand is slow and difficult but as soon as the gentle waves touch her feet she abandons the crutch and dives into the water. She plays in the surf like a young dolphin, singing Cuban love songs at the top of her voice.
2006, Documentary, 67/52 min. In distribution.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS:
“Max Ophuels Preis” 2006 - BEST DOCUMENTARY
Film Festival “Max-Ophuels-Preis”, Saarbruecken / Germany, January 2006
“Prix Europa 2006” - BEST DOCUMENTARY
Best Documentary - European Television Programme 2006
“achtung berlin - new berlin film award” 2006 - BEST DOCUMENTARY
Film Festival “achtung berlin - new berlin film award”, Berlin / Germany, May 2006
“achtung berlin - new berlin film award” 2006 - BEST CAMERA
Festival de cine “achtung berlin - new berlin film award”, Berlin / Germany, May 2006
Nominated for “Schleswig-Holstein Film Award” 2006 – BEST DOCUMENTARY
Lübeck / Germany, November 2006
Director & camera Ines Thomsen
Editor Lars Späth
Sound Wiebke Heldmann
Camera Assistant Elisabet Rourich Sanchez
Line production Gesine Reicherstorfer
Production gop03 Christin Meyer & Anke Jungfleisch
Co-Production Polar Star Films Carles Brugueras & Bettina Walter
this is a trailer for my graduation film “WIND”,
hopefully soon at your nearest animationfestival
Defa Foundation Award - Filmfest Dresden 2013
Special Mention - National Competition - Filmfest Dresden 2013
Hamburg Animation Award 2013 + Harald Siepermann Character Design Price 2013
Special Mention - Young Animation - ITFS - Internationales Trickfilm-Festival 2013 Stuttgart
Special Distinction - SICAF 2013 - Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival
Special Mention - Supertoon 2013 - ŠIBENIK, Croatia
Animatou Genève, Prix Animatou Competition International Jeune Public
Jury + Audience Award - Kurzsuechtig Leipzig 2013
backup award - Animation Award - backup Festival Weimar 2013
Best Animation + Audience Award - AHOI - International Student Shortfilmfest Hamburg
ITFS - Internationales Trickfilm-Festival 2013 Stuttgart
Brussels Short Film Festival
KURZSUECHTIG 2013 - das Leipziger Kurzfilmfestival
MIAF - Melbourne International Animation Festival
AIAF - Australian International Animation Festival
ANIFILM, Trebon, Czech Republic 2013
Northwest Animation Festival, Portland
Edinburgh International Film Festival
29. Internationales KurzFilmFestival Hamburg
backup Festival Weimar
SICAF 2013 - Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival
Anima Mundi 2013, International Animation Festival of Brazil
Supertoonfestival 2013, Šibenik, Croatia
9th World Festival of Animated Film, Varna
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013
London International Animation Festival - LIAF 2013
4th Anibar International Animation Festival
ANIMATOU -Festival international du film d’animation - Genève
director: Robert Löbel
sound design: David Kamp
particles: Jochen Weidner
produced at the HAW Hamburg - University of Applied Sciences 2012
If you like the film, please consider supporting my work by purchasing a full HD copy from my website: astigmatismo-shortfilm.com
Watch the Making Of video:
An animation short film by Nicolai Troshinsky
Music by Shogun Kunitoki
Sound design by Pierre Sauze
Character design by Gina Thorstensen
Background design by Cecilia Ramieri
"A boy, having lost his glasses, can only see one thing in focus at a time. His sight gets attracted by the sounds that surround him. He will have to explore a blurry world of unknown places and strange characters."
“Astigmatismo” is a short-film about the feeling of being lost. This feeling is created thanks to an extreme blur effect, leaving only a very tiny space in focus. The focus shifts and moves rhythmically, synchronized with the sounds and the music, revealing a constantly changing landscape.
The optical effect of blur is at the core of the film, so to make this effect as beautiful and authentic as possible “Astigmatismo” is shot in a 5-level multiplane using a special lens. The animation involves cut-out marionettes and paint on glass. Everything is entirely made by hand and there are no post production effects.
It is, however, computer-assisted. The camera and the lens were entirely controlled by computer making it possible to adjust the focus and the depth of field with extreme precision, allowing for a variety of focus effects that wouldn’t have been possible to create otherwise. In this way, the film combines old school animation techniques with recent advances in camera technology.
- The larger our past gets the smaller our present feels -
The 2011 BAFTA award winning short film from Mikey Please.
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A FILM BY: MikeyPlease.co.uk
MUSIC COMPOSITION: Benedict Please (TheBookshopBand.bandcamp.com/)
MUSIC PERFORMANCE: BenedictPlease.co.uk & myspace.com/StringbeansQuartet
SOUND DESIGN: Benedict Please
DUBBING MIXER: MauricioDOrey.com
PETER EAGLEMAN DavidCann.co.uk
PHILIP Tony Guilfoyle
PRODUCED @ The Royal College of Art
Presented by ShortOfTheWeek.com/
Pocket full of sunshine : Stuffed the other with smiles : Cotton candy clouds : Melted by honey light : Today everything’s made : Of the brightest shades of happy (at Schützenplatz)
The streets are paved with paper. This delicate animation follows the charming rise and fold of a fragile metropolis.
Captured by an unseen helicopter, the narrative unfolds through winding roads, erupting forests and emerging mountains.
Paper City grows in one fluid take, with skyscrapers rising from the page – only to crumble, wrinkle and gently crease back into the ground.
Sound Design: Ithaca Audio ( ithacaaudio.com )
The best Render Farm on the planet: renderfarm.pl/
Big Thanks to Nexus London and IMI !
Dipshit*London ( dipshitcrew.tumblr.com )
What is neorealism? by @kogonada