Today, we have an exciting announcement here at Rotoscopers. This Thursday, January 28th, begins the annual Sundance Film Festival, which normally takes place in Park City, Utah. However, this year, the festival is taking place virtually via an online festival. To celebrate the festival, we are interviewing as many of the animators, both for shorts and features, as we possibly can.
This year, at the festiva,l there are nine shorts and two features, e.g., one documentary and one dramatic feature.
Cryptozoo – directed by Dash Shaw who previously created My Entire High School is Sinking into the Sea. This film tells the story of a couple that stumble upon a zoo of cryptids or unicorns.
Flee – a documentary directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen. This film is about an Afghan refugee named Amin who is preparing to marry but must deal with some baggage first. It uses archive footage, 80s pop music, and hand-drawn animation to tell Amin’s story.
GNT – directors Sara Hirner, Rosemary Vasquez-Brown
Misery Loves Company – director Sasha Lee
KKUM – director Kang-min Kim
The Fourfold – director Alsi Telengut
Trepanation – director Nick Flaherty
Souvenir Souvenir – director Bastien Dubois
Little Miss Fate – director Joder von Rotz
Ghost Dogs – director Joe Cappa
The Fire Next Time – director Renaldho Pelle
We hope you are looking forward to getting to know these animators as much as we enjoyed talking with them. Are any of you attending the festival? You can find more information about virtual tickets here. Thanks to our readers and to each of the animators for taking the time to speak with us!
Edited by: Kelly Conley