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Environmental Documentary and Animation
November 5, 2019 · 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The fragile health of our ecosystems, oceans, and marine life are becoming critical issues to filmmakers and the public. At this year’s festival we present a selection of “eco” documentary and animated shorts from concerned artists across Florida and the greater Americas. These are films that all ages can learn from and be moved and inspired by.
The following short films are included in this category:
The Blues Crab
Director: Ari Rubenstein | 14 min.
A gnarled old crab hopes to save a young couple from the life of blues he’s led in this subterranean musical animation.
Phil & Grace – The World’s Oldest Suba Diving Couple
Director: Sonny DePasquale | 12 min.
Phil & Grace travel the world on diving adventures, proof that couples who play together, stay together.
Director: Leonardo Sergiani | 20 min.
Most of our planet is covered by water. To survive in this harsh environment, tapping into your senses is vital.
Return of the Panther
Director: Oscar Corral | 9 min.
Florida’s panthers have roared back from near-extinction; now humans find living with predators to be a complex issue.
Director: Karim Dakkon | 5 min.
Combining 2D animation, watercolor, and datamoshing, a boy goes on a fateful quest to hunt a dangerous, wanted bear.
John Pennekamp Cleanup
Director: Sonny DePasquale | 4 min.
Floridians joined forces to clean an area impacted by debris from hurricane Irma.
Toxic Algae Blooms
Director: Cole Garrison | 5 min.
Meet the scientists battling Florida’s harmful algae blooms which are poisoning our precious ecosystem.
The Butterfly Effect
Director: Kate Boylan-Ascione | 11 min.
An organization educates children about the importance of preserving the rainforest through butterflies.
Of the Sea
Director: Jordyn Romero | 12 min.
A surfer-mother-entrepreneur combines her passions to raise her child and our awareness of sea pollution from plastics.