Wherever You Go around the world
It is with delight that I can say my short graduation film Wherever You Go There You Are / Onde Quer Que Vás, Lá Estarás has been being selected to a lot of my favourite Animation and Film Festivals.
Just this week I have found out it will be part of the Emerging Talent Programme at the Encounters Short Film Festival in Bristol (which makes it eligible for the International Newcomer Animation Award) and that it was selected for the World Film Festival of Bangkok.
Other recent selections include the Short Shorts - Film Festival Mexico and the aluCine - Toronto Latin Media Festival and this year it has also been presented at the Appledore Visual Arts Festival (where it was awarded a Special Mention), Busho - Budapest Short Film Festival, Porto7 - Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens do Porto and Animamundi 2009 (a personal favourite!)
I have also had the immense honour of having the film short listed for the Cartoon D'Or 2009 alongside good friends (and great filmmakers) like Will Becher with The Weather Man (UK) and Sam Orti with The Were-Pig (Spain).
The five finalists were Aston's Stones (Sweden), Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (France), Party Animals (France), Please Say Something (Germany/Ireland) and Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death (UK). I had the pleasure to work on the latter :-)
I am amazed how far the film has gone and how well it has done. I thank again and again the people who helped me achieve this.
May this film be the first of many :-)