MUST SEEME / BLACK SEED

Oil on glass animation / 6'45" / 2014
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia

A middle-aged siberian man living in a windy steppe, his life suddenly change due to a strange guest.
Absurdity and realism are combined together into a small wooden cabin where there's no room for hope.


Black Seed is entirely made frame by frame with oil paint on glass, each frame is repainted deleting the previous one. The making process lasted a couple of years and it took place in the EKA Animation Ateliers. This film is part of the final project for the MA in Animation at Eesti Kunstiakadeemia of Tallinn.

The inspiration for this short film came during a long trip through Russian Far East territories in February and March of 2012; starting from Tallinn by reaching the Pacific Ocean in Vanino, next to Sakhalin Island.

Idea, Script, Animation: Francesco Rosso
Recordings, Sound, Music: Filippo Bordigato a.k.a. The Volume Settings Folder
Editing: Peeter Ritso, Francesco Rosso, Priit Pärn, Olga Pärn
Post-production: Peeter Ritso, Francesco Rosso
Supervisors: Priit and Olga Pärn
Producer: Eesti Kunstiakadeemia
Country: Estonia
Year: 2014

AWARDS

Must Seeme was awarded as Best Baltic Animation at 2ANNAS IFF 2014 / Riga / LV

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

2016
- New Zealand International Film Festival / NZ
- MIAF / Melbourne / AU
- Les Inattendus Film Festival / Lyon / FR

2015
- Kaohsiung Film Festival / International Competition / Kaohsiung / TW
- Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival / Student Competition / Seoul / KR
- Primanima / Budapest / HU
- Animatorium / Estonian Student Animation / Tel Aviv / IL 
- FlatPack 9 / A Life Less Ordinary / Birmingham / UK
- 11th World Festival of Animated Film in Varna / Student Films Competition Program / Varna / BG
- CEILING Exhibition / Solyanka Gallery / Moscow / RU
- NY School of Visual Arts  and Hungarian Cultural Center / European Animations Screening / New York / US
-  Anifilm 06 / International Competition of Student Films / Třeboň / CZ
- Erarta Motion Pictures / Saint Petersburg / RU
- ITFS Trickfilm / Young Animation Competition / Stuttgart / DE
- 9th Tehran International Animation Festival / Tehran / IR

2014
- GIRAF 10 Independent Animation Festival / Enchanted Images / Calgary / CA
- Большой фестиваль мультфильмов MULTFEST / inside Priit Pärn´s Retrospecitve / Moscow / RU
- Animateka 11 / Central and East European Competition / Ljubljana / SI
- PÖFF Animated Dreams / Student Competition / Tallinn / EE
- Piccolo Festival Animazione 07 / Trieste / IT
- YOUKI 16 International Youth Media Festival / International Competition / Wels / AT
- 2ANNAS / Baltic Competition / Riga / LV
- Priit Pärna 3 Animafilmifestival / Students Competition at BFM / Tallinn / EE
- 30th INTERFILM / Berlin / DE
- Alter-Native 22 International Short Film Festival / Târgu Mureș / RO
- Anim'est / International Student Film Competition / Bucharest / RO
- Tofuzi / Students Film Competition / Batumi / GE
- Sedicicorto International Film Festival / Animalab / Forlì / IT
- AnimaSyros 7.0 / Student Film Competition / Hermoupolis / GR
- Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival / ANI 7-A Cure for the Curious / Bristol / UK
- Okseø Film Festival / Strange Things Happen / DK
- Jameson CineFest International Film Festival / Miskolc / HU

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