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SEAFF 2017 | SERPENTINE

In the midst of reflective fantasy, a young woman’s inner thoughts arouse a surreal exploration of sensuality, self-esteem, and deeply rooted fears. Her arrival is one of strength and beauty.

Bronwyn Maloney is a New York City native with a background in fine art and theater production. A graduate of Bennington College, she has studied design and performance techniques for theater, dance, and film. She is currently a Masters candidate in Experimental Animation at CalArts. Serpentine is her first student film.

SEAFF 2017 | PATAREI PRISON

During the period of 1920-2002 Patarei (Tallinn, Estonia) was a prison. Until quite recently you could visit the empty rooms. These spaces are explored, in the film, by a naive, bouncing, tennis ball.
The idea of this artistic “performance” was to relate the architecture spaces of a prison.

Ricard Carbonell has a PhD in cinema from the Complutense University of Madrid, has diplomas from the universities of Barcelona, ECAM Madrid and Microobert (Barcelona). Today he is teaching Cinema at TAI Cinema School (R.J.C. University) in Madrid.

SEAFF 2017 | C-5-11

C-5-11 is a visual contemplation around Matter and Energy. Mind and Spirit. Science and Magic.

Edward Morin received an MFA from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, and a BFA from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He has been working in digital and electronic formats since the late 90’s, including animation, interactive multimedia, physical computing, rapid prototyping, sound and video. Edward Ramsay-Morin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. His films have been screened at festivals and galleries in over 50 events in 11 countries. In 2016 SEAFF screened his film Lithics.

SEAFF 2017 | ANALYSIS PARALYSIS

Anton’s head is bursting with thoughts. The gardener is seething with anger: who has trampled her flower beds? In the park Anton is looking for someone to play chess with. For someone who plays a better game than his dog. The gardener is looking for a mysterious serial vandal who has lost a yellow boot. But what if both of them are looking for the same thing?

This film about Anton and his complicated mind and swelling head has already been awarded in festivals around Europe; the Animated Grand Prix Award at Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival among many others. It is an animated mix of digital cut-out and drawings on paper.
Anete Melece is a Latvian illustrator and animation flmmaker based in Zürich, Switzerland. She studied visual communication at the Art Academy of Latvia (BA) and animation at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art (MA).

SEAFF 2017 | NOW OR NEVER

Today is the day. Felix is struggling.

Felix: “And she doesn’t seem to hate herself as much as the other people in the store!”
Felix: “Oh shit….”
Felix: “Okay Felix, today it’s happening. And tomorrow, who knows. So get out there in the car”

Deepti Menon is an Indian American filmmaker, currently residing in New York. Her work is often colorful, character driven, and light hearted. Deepti graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Film/Animation/Video.