The larger our past gets the smaller our present feels.
- BAFTA Best Animated Short 2011 -
AFI (USA) Best Animated Short 2011
Animayo (Spain) Best Animated Short 2011
Anima Córdoba (Spain) Special Mention 2011
Animation Blockparty (USA) Best in Show 2011
Annecy (France) Special Jury Distinction 2011
British Animation Awards (UK) Best Graduation Short 2012
Clermont- Ferrand Film Festival (France) Prix de la Telerama / Special Mention 2011
Cutout (Mexico) Bonze Award- Best Narrative Short 2011
Giraf Animation Festival (Canada) Innovation Award 2011
Royal television Society Award (UK) Best Post-Graduate Animated short 2011
LA Film Festival (USA) Best Animated Short 2011
Traverse City Film Festival (USA) Best Animated Short 2011
Chicago International Film Festival (USA) Golden Hugo- Best Short Animation 2011
Imagine: New York Science Film Festival (USA) Nature Scientific Merit Award 2011
Seattle International film festival (USA) Grand Jury Award- Best Animated Short 2011
Semafor (Poland) Special Mention 2011
Linolum (Russia) Grand Prix 2011
Sleepwalkers (Estonia) Best Animated Short 2011
South by Southwest (USA) Wholphin Award / Special Mention 2011
River Run Film Festival (USA) Best Student Short/ Best Animated Short 2011
– Best Short Short, Festivus Film Festival (USA)
– Best International Film, YoungCuts Int. Film Festival (Canada)
– Award of Merit, Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood (USA)
– 3rd Prize, Schweizer Jugendfilmtage (CH)
– Special Mention, Schweizer Jugendfilmtage (CH)
Great work Miklas.Congrats!
In a small township on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa, paraffin has become the currency for trade. However, a rising paraffin shortage is threatening to plummet the township into complete darkness. Walter Hlase, a shy and introverted inventor decides that if he can create a new renewable energy source, he will gain the respect and friendship of the townsfolk. But is this easier said than done?
In this steampunk styled short film, created in our second year of school, a girl loses the ball she’s playing with and it ends up on the street. Her father tries to get it back for her, but then something brutal happens. The girl, full of tears, doesn’t know what to think when a monstrous creature appears and seems to be after her and her father.
“Preguntas Hermosas” is a story about a time that was shared between two people, told through a combination of “Poema X” by Pablo Neruda and “Under the Harvest Moon” by Carl Sandburg. It unfolds in three parts; a fond remembrance, loss, and then finally acceptance.