The Sleepwalker by Theodore Ushe

“Sonámbulo / The Sleepwalker” is this week’s Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere. Read a Q&A with director Theodore Ushev here: vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-premiere-the-sleepwalker

A surrealist journey through colours and shapes inspired by the poem Romance Sonámbulo by Federico García Lorca. Visual poetry in the rhythm of fantastic dreams and passionate nights.

A film by Theodore Ushev
Music by Kottarashky
Production: Les Productions Unité centrale / 9311-8990 Quebec Inc., Canada, 2015
Distribution: Bonobostudio (International), La Distributrice de films (Canada)

AWARDS
Special Jury Award, Animafest Zagreb 2015
Special Mention, Fest Anca 2015
Best Music Award, Animator Poznan 2015
Canadian Film Institute Honorable Mention for Best Canadian Animation, Ottawa International Animation Festival 2015
Special Mention, Multivision International Festival of Animated Arts 2015
Alva Costa Award for Best Short Film up to 5 Minutes, Cinanima Espinho 2015
Honorary Distinction, Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival 2015
Special Mention, Longue vue sur le court 2015
Special Mention, Sommets du cinema d’animation 2015
Best Short Animated Film Award, Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2016
Special Prize, Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2016

MORE THAN 100 FESTIVAL SELECTIONS, INCLUDING:
Holland Animation Film Festival
Annecy International Animation Festival
Animafest Zagreb
Ottawa International Animation Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
DOK Leipzig
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival
Curtas Vila do Conde
IndieLisboa
Cinanima Espinho
Anima Mundi
Guanajuato International Film Festival
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
Vienna Independent Shorts
Melbourne International Animation Festival
ANIMATOR Poznan
Animatou Geneva
Anim’est Bucharest
Sapporo International Short Film Festival
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
Festival du nouveau cinéma Montréal
London International Animation Festival
Animateka Ljubljana
Anima Brussels
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
Hiroshima International Animation Festival

More about the film: bonobostudio.hr/en/film/distribution/sonambulo

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