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Jung & Restless

Award winning indie filmmaker Joanna Priestley has released a new film. Jung & Restless explores the mysterious mythopoetic realm via dream imagery and animated mandalas.
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Marcel Jean, Artistic Director of the Annecy International Animation Festival says: “Jung & Restless is beautiful and spectacular. The synchrony between the animation and the music and soundtrack is fabulous.” 

Credits: Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Music composed and produced by Seth Norman. Sound design and sound effects by Chris Barber. Compositing and effects by Brian Kinkley. Directed and produced by Joanna Priestley. Supported by Playa Foundation, Ford Family Foundation and Clatter and Din. 

Los Angeles Animation Festival: Silver Award for Experimental (CA, USA)
Reykjavik Independent Film Festival: Best Sound Design (Iceland)
Click for Festivals: Short of the Year Finalist (Madrid, Spain) 
Fresh Stream Experimental Film Festival: Audience Award (Los Angeles, CA)
Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival, Nominated for Best Short - Animation (Spain)
Maracay International Film and Video Festival: Nominee for Best Animation (Venezuela)
ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival: Nominee for Best Short Experimental Film (Baku, Azerbaijan)
McMinnville Short Film Festival: Nominee for Will Vinton Award for Best Animation (OR, USA)
Eastern Oregon Film Festival: Nominee for Best Short (LaGrande, OR, USA)
USA Film Festival: Finalist (Dallas, TX, USA)
Lisbon Film Rendezvous: Finalist (Portugal)
Accordi @ Disaccordi International Short Film Festival: Finalist (Naples, Italy)
American Film Institute Festival: Semi-Finalist (Los Angeles. CA, USA)
Australia International Film Festival: Semi-Finalist (Brisbane, Australia)
Arizona Short Film Festival: Award Nomination (Tempe, Arizona, USA)



Annecy International Animation Festival (Closing Night Awards Program, France)

Stuttgart International Animation Festival (Germany) 

Fantoche International Animation Festival (Switzerland)

Melbourne International Animation Festival (Masters of Animation Program, Australia) 

Insomnia International Animation Film Festival (Moscow, Russia)

ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival (Baku, Azerbaijan) 

Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner (France)  

London International Animation Festival

Wiesbaden International Animation Festival (Best of International Animation, Germany)

Walla Walla Movie Crush (WA, USA) 

Trujillo International Film Festival (Trujillo, Peru) 

Tamil Nadu Film Festival (Chennai, India) 

Tibilsi International Animation Festival (Tibilsi, Georgia) 

Indie for You Film Festival (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

Santa Cruz International Film Festival (Río Gallegos, Argentina) 

T-Short Animated Film Festival (Experimental/Abstract Competition, Germany)

Festival Internacional FESCILMAR (Katowice, Poland)

Animation Film Festival Striped Tail (Los Angeles, CA, USA) 

Eastern Oregon Film Festival (LaGrande, OR, USA) 

ANIMARIO Madrid International Festival of Contemporary Animation (Spain) 

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway)

Big Cartoon Festival (Moscow, Russia)

FESCILMAR Festival in Spain (Madrid)

Veracruz Short Film Festival (Guanajuato, Mexico)

Unprecedented Cinema International Festival of Short Film (Tallinn, Estonia)

GIRAF Festival of Independent Animation (Calgary, AL, Canada)

Goa Short Film Festival (India)

Bahia Independent Cinema Festival (Salvador, Brazil) 

Coven Film Festival (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival (Kolkata, India)
Animaevka International Festival Animated Films (Mogilev, Belarus)
Spokane Film Festival (WA, USA)
NAFF International Animated Film Festival (Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Castle Film Festival (Damascus, Syria)
Oxford Film Festival (MS, USA)
Kerala Short Film Festival (Thiruvananthapuram, India)
MONSTRA - Lisboa Animation Festival (Lisbon, Portugal)
Yellowstone International Film Festival (Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Dawson City International Short Film Festival (Yukon, Canada)

World Independent Cinema Awards (New York City, NY, USA)

Fest Anča International Animation Festival (Žilina, Slovakia)
White Nights Film Festival (St. Petersburg, Russia)

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North of Blue - Abstract Feature by Joanna Priestley

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“North of Blue is a stunning symphony which speaks to the explorer in us all.”  

-Chris Robinson, Artistic Director, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada


 "North of Blue is pure creativity. It shows that the

ingenuity of the imagination has no limits.”  

-Rodolfo Montserrat, Xcèntric Barcelona, Spain

“North of Blue is beautiful work and a delicate and sophisticated experience.”

-Marcel Jean, Artistic Director, Annecy International Animation Festival, France

"Showcasing what animation can really do when it’s

cut loose in the longer form. Bloody great cinema!”

-Malcolm Turner, Director, Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia