Press Release – Dutch Animated short PARADE off to the Oscars®
Dutch Animated short PARADE by Digna van der Put off to
Short animated film PARADE directed by Digna van der
Put, has been selected by an independent committee of Dutch film
professionals for Oscar® submission in the Animated Short Film category.
Jury Statement: "PARADE provides a timely but also
timeless look at the parades of life and world history. The style and
technique connect seamlessly with the theme. The viewer innocently joins
the cheerful rhythm and ultimately experiences what parades can stand
PARADE had its world premiere at the London International
Animation Festival, last December. After that, the film was selected for
several leading international festivals, such as the Brussels Short
Film Festival (Belgium), Annecy International Animated Film Festival
(France) and the Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia).
In autumn the film will be screened at Filmets Badalona Film Festival
(Spain) and the Anima Mundi Festival (Brazil).
In PARADE six
fanfare flute players explore the landscape of the uniform. A journey
that does not go unscathed.
Digna van der Put (1980) is an independent
filmmaker, with her studio based in Rotterdam (the Netherlands).She
began her career as an art teacher but decided to specialize in
animation. In 2009 she graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy with
the animated short SQUIRREL & ELEPHANT. After that she worked on
major projects such as the animation feature films PIM & POM - The
Great Adventure (2013) and HEINZ and URBANUS (2014).
produced by Ton Crone from the Netherlands Institute for Animation Film
- NIAf. The film was realized with financial support of the Netherlands
EYE International organizes the Dutch short film
selections, the qualifying run of PARADE in Los Angeles and oversees its
submission to the Academy. On 24 January 2017 the Academy will announce
the nominees in all categories, including those for Animated Short
Film. The Oscars® will be presented on February 26, 2017.
the trailer of PARADE: https://vimeo.com/180756965
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