Arthur B. Senra

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SEAFF IV | Jury & Audience award winners

We’re happy to finally announce the winners for SEAFF’s fourth edition! Despite our delays and the ongoing pandemic, or maybe because of it, this online solution lead to us reaching out to even more people than ever before. Ironic how these times are especially challenging for artists when audiences seem to crave art and culture more than ever.

Jury winner of the experimental category is Spines by collaborative duo Sois de Traca, formed by animation filmmakers María Álvarez and Elisa Morais. Constructed as a dream of a reluctant hedgehog, the film mixes real dream details with fictional scenarios. Visually, it is a combination of traditional and digital techniques including drawings, cut-outs, 2D, stop-motion and projections. This time the dream was about to make sense

Jury winner of the animated category is Nuit Chérie (Sweet Night) by Lia Bertels. In winter, in Himalaya, a bear does not manage to fall asleep. He thinks too much and is in the doldrums. When a white monkey suggests him going to eat some honey at his aunt to change him the ideas. A beautiful winter night opens has they and the bear realizes that he did well, not to fall asleep.

On a final note, we’d like to thank everyone who submitted their films this year as well as all of you watching, we hope to show you even more great films next year. Submissions for our fifth edition will open in a couple of months. Follow us here, on Facebook and Instagram for further updates.

Strange Animal Arthur B. Senra

SEAFF IV | Strange Animal | Arthur B. Senra

Strange animal, the dictatorship: men without wings, birds without feet.

Arthur B. Senra is Brazilian. He studied Film and Video and has a specialization in Creative Processes in Words and Image. He is a director of short films, music videos, professor of audiovisual workshops, and also collaborated on several film projects. His works have been featured in national and international festivals, receiving several awards. He worked as assistant director of the MUMIA – Underground World Animation Festival from 2006 to 2015. From 2016 to 2018 he was curator and programmer of the Sesc Palladium movie theater in Belo Horizonte (Brazil). Currently lives in Brasilia and works as curator and programmer of film festivals.