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SEAFF III | The Lost Sound

Inspired by the poem ‘On Ç’ by Hiromi Itō, a woman looks at the matrilineal inheritance of linguistic tones in her family, mourning the parts of languages that become extinct through semantic evolution.

Steffie Yee is a mixed media animator and illustrator based in Sydney.

“What appeals to me about the poem ‘On Ç’ is Hiromi Itō’s sensibility in describing how the evolution of language and culture has impacted her. It seems that her experience with ‘forgotten’ dialects is very common among the Asian community and it is something that I can relate to on a personal level and have expressed through ‘The Lost Sound’.”

SEAFF III | GIF Me Something To Hold On To

GIF ME SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO is an experimental short film full of bold colours and frantic textures. It is an exploration of the animated GIF, especially the seamless looping aspect of the medium.

Chhaya Naran is a queer, trans artist and animator. Currently based in Vancouver, BC, they hail from Ontario, and are a part of the South Asian diaspora. Alongside their animation practice, Chhaya is also a writer and a creator of zines. In all their work, Chhaya is influenced by their multiple overlapping identities, as well as a love for friends, family, food, and fantasy.

SEAFF III | Love Story

Love Story is a short film of Awakening – Illusion Art Movie – IAM, (film and theatrical show production), a dance and virtual animated movie, using innovative processes, 3D video projection mapping technology and contemporary dance. The production combines some of the greatest works of giant composers with modern technical solutions and new dance forms of human culture.

Attila Konnyu began his film career in the 1980s, he worked with Hungarian Television (MTV) as executive producer and MAFILM Budapest as artistic director. In the 2010s he produced and directed numerous short film productions and he was also a screenwriter. After he moved to the United States in 2013, Konnyu’s American experiences and inspirations reinvigorated his grand love for movie-making. He is a producer, director and writer of movie and theatrical show productions, uses innovative processes, which incorporates the concepts of complex artistic expressions, like the music compositions, visual computing technology and special ballet, a “new dance” form.

SEAFF III | Relax, it’s probably just a parasite

A hypochondriac tries to figure out what’s ailing him. Hopefully it’s just a parasite.

Transplanted to Chicago atop rampaging bison from northwest Iowa, Joel Benjamin is a School of the Art Institute graduate spending most of his time moving things around pixel by pixel. He is adjunct faculty of both SAIC and DePaul University teaching 2D and 3D animation and is an award-winning animator and film-maker. Joel started the minuscule Motion Graphics company Electricbeard Productions and works as a motion designer on both corporate/commercial projects as well as more creative ones. Most of his free time is spent working on either developing carpal tunnel, or producing animated shorts.