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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.

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”.


Temptation Ivan Arkhipov

SEAFF IV | Temptation | Ivan Arkhipov

Information overload swallows you up like unconscious experience. Natural purity can pull you out, but people keep searching for a new experience to drown in. Civilization attracts and lures. Soul screams, accumulated inner stench and horror erupting out. By turning back to pristine purity person could find something giant and beautiful. Single frame animation made of graphic prints in the art of dry point engraving, as well as drawings made in pencil and charcoal. Film is made of CA 1000 prints and drawings.

“By combining various graphic techniques, I want to talk about person, person loneliness in the world, about seeking ,delusions an temptations, about gradually gained experience. I understood that the main thing is the process itself. All this in General – search. The search for yourself. And this process is endless.”

Ivan Arkhipov was born in Moscow on November 27, 1987. He graduated from the faculty of graphic design at MIEM NRU Higher school of Economics. In 2011 he started developing in different techniques of printed graphics. Living and working from Moscow, Ivan has participated in different russian and european exhibitions of graphics arts.