Daily archives: 04/09/2020

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Castle Ryotaro Miyajima

SEAFF IV | Castle | Ryotaro Miyajima

During the period of the ‘Provinces at war’, many lives were lost. A castle architect discovers the possible role of a tea room as a place for warriors to regain humanity.

Ryaotaro Miyajima was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1989. Grew up in Bali, Indonesia. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Intermedia Art in 2015. Received master’s degree from Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media, Department of Animation in 2017. 2016: “RADIO WAVE” received the Graduation Film DHL Diversity Prize at the 18th Bucheon International Animation Festival, and selected at 32 film festivals in 21 countries. 2017: “AEON” was nominated in ANIMAFEST ZAGREB, and selected at 19 film festivals in 10 countries. 2019: “CASTLE” was selected at 49 film festivals in 32 countries (As of February 22 , 2020).

Move John Graham

SEAFF IV | Move | John Graham

MOVE depicts the surreal dream life of a young comatose man, and how it attempts to guide him to consciousness. Although he seems to be disconnected from life, his interior self echoes symbols of caring from the outer conscious world. Even after he appears to awaken, his imagination presents more ambiguity.

John is a multidisciplinary visual artist and independent filmmaker based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. John’s award winning short experimental films have been screened at over 70 film festivals worldwide in 16 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, UK, and the USA. In making a crossover to independent film-making, John has found that his surrealist tendencies can be potently expressed in short film.

Magnitude Kai Welf Hoyme

SEAFF IV | Magnitude | Kai Welf Hoyme

“Magnitude gives a personal insight into the biography of my mother and combines it with portraits of people and landscapes of the Niederrhein area in mid-west Germany.”

Kai Welf Hoyme was born 1979 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. He holds a MFA in Audiovisual Media from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and a M.A. in cultural and social sciences from the RUB. Since 2003 international exhibitions and screenings including European Media Art festival, Invideo Milano, Images Festival Toronto, Oberhausen Shortfilm Fest., Japan Video Dance Festival Tokyo; File, Sao Paulo; Anchorage Museum, Museum Schloss Rheydt; Durban Int. Film Festival, Time is Love 10, ZKM Karlsruhe and Frame Research, National Museum Soares dos Reis Porto. He works and lives in Cologne and Moenchengladbach.

Alma Michelangelo Fornaro

SEAFF IV | Alma | Michelangelo Fornaro

A Journey From Darkness to Light. Alma reveals the metamorphosis of a man before his fears and unexpected discoveries. The investigation of his own nature takes him to uncertain conditions, just like the very essence he is made of.

In 2004 Michelangelo Fornaro graduated from the National School of Cinema in Turin specializing in Stop motion. Starting in 2006 he worked as an Art Director and Model Maker in England for feature films and television series. During his career he made several short films including Lo Guarracino, a finalist for the David di Donatello and winner of various awards in Italy and abroad. In 2009 he coordinated the specialization course “Creative animation” for IED Turin. He currently works for Rai and as Model Maker for Stop motion animation projects.

Airship of unknown direction Alexandra Galitskova

SEAFF IV | Airship of unknown direction | Alexandra Galitskova

This story is about Rain, who wants to learn how to fly. This is a story about a poet who gives himself to everyone.

Alexandra was born in Moscow 1990, August 3rd. Studied 2004-2007 – art shcool 548, 2007-2009 – colledge №60, 2009-2013 – worked as an artist in the company “BUKA entertainment” , 2013-2018 – VGIK student, 2019 – animator at the studio “SOUZMULTFILM”.