© 2014


The External World


A boy learns to play the piano.

Soundtrack available here- cathead.bandcamp.com/album/the-external-world-ost

World premiere at the 67th Venice Film Festival
US premiere at Sundance 2011

Banned from exhibition in China by Shanghai's Ministry Of Culture.

Awards:
Audience Award - Dead By Dawn Film Festival (2012)
Best Animation, Best Experimental - SOTW awards (2012)
Special Mention - Bolzano Short Film Festival (2011)
Best Short Film - Ljubljana Intl. Film Festival (2011)
Best Short Film - Anim’est IAFF Romania (2011)
Grand Prix - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (2011)
Audience award - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (2011)
"Most Actual Animation" Award - Multivision Festival (2011)
Audience award - Uppsala Intl Short Film Festival (2011)
Best Contemporary / Experimental Short - Sapporo Shortfest (2011)
CRYPTON Best Sound Award - Sapporo Shortfest (2011)
Grand Prix “Golden Kuker” - The International AnimationFilm Festival Sofia (2011)
Best Direction Award - ANIMAGE - III International Animation Festival (2011)
Best International Short (Independent) - Playgrounds Festival (2011)
Best Short Film Award - Anim’est IAFF Romania (2011)
Golden Gate Award - Best Animation - San Francisco Film Festival (2011)
Best film in category “10-50 minutes” - KROK (2011)
Grand Prix - 25FPS Festival (2011)
Audience Award - 25FPS Festival (2011)
Grand Prix - Fantoche Film Festival (2011)
Grand Prix - Silhouette Short Film Festival (2011)
Jury Special Mention - AyeAye Film Festival (2011)
European Youth Jury Special Mention - Aye Aye F.Festival (2011)
Special Achievement Award - ANIMANIMA (2011)
Audience Award - ANIMANIMA (2011)
Best International Animation - Anibar (2011)
Best Short Animation - Guanajuato Intl Film Festival (2011)
Jury Special Mention - Melbourne Animation Festival (2011)
Best Animation - Tabor Film Festival (2011)
Special Mention - Curtocircuito Festival (2011)
Vox Veronicae Award - Tabor Film Festival (2011)
Audience Award - Vienna Independent Shorts (2011)
ASIFA Austria Award - Vienna Independent Shorts (2011)
Award of Distinction - Prix Ars Electronica (2011)
Grand Prix – Intl. Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (2011)
Grand Prix – Hallucinations Collectives (2011)
Best Short Film - Obliqua Section - Mecal (2011)
Adobe Award - Regensburg Short Film Week (2011)
Best Animation - Tampere Film Festival (2011)
International Audience Award - Minimalen Film Festival (2011)
GoShort - Best Animation (2011)
IFTA – Best Animation (2011)
Canal + Award – Clermont Ferrand (2011)
Honorary Mention - Sundance (2011)
Best Animation/Yoram Gross Award - Flickerfest (2011)
Public Award - S. de la Cinémathèque Québécoise (2010)
Youth Award for best short film - Gijon Film festival (2010)
Berlin Award - Interfilm (2010)
Grand Prize - Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (2010)
Special Mention - Cork Film Festival (2010)
Grand Prize - Ottawa Animation Festival (2010)
Best Experimental Film - Rio De Janeiro SFF (2010)
Special Mention - Rio De Janeiro SFF (2010)
Special Mention - Intl. Film Festival Bratislava (2010)
Best Animation - Dallas Videofest (2010)
Golden Zagreb Award - Zagreb Animafest (2010)
Best Art Direction - Animage Festival (2010)
Best Animated Film - RiverRun Film Festival (2010)
Best Short Film (obliqua) - Barcelona Intl Short FF (2010)
Best Animated Film - Ann Arbor Film Festival (2010)
Special Mention - Monstra (2010)

 
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