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.
- Estranho Animal (Strange Animal) by Arthur B Senra. Strange animal, the dictatorship: men without wings, birds without feet.
- Magnitude by Kai Welf Holme, a personal insight into the biography of the author’s mother and combines it with portraits of people and landscapes of the Niederrhein area in mid-west Germany.
- Temps de Glace (Ice Time) by Rachel Samson, a poetic hand-drawn reflexion about a little girl daydreaming on the sidelines of a hockey rink.
- Temptation by Ivan Arkhipov, a single frame animation made with dry point engraving, as well as drawings made in pencil and charcoal.
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.