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Jung & Restless

Award winning indie filmmaker Joanna Priestley has just released a new film. 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.” 
Click for Jung & Restless website.

Jung & Restless dives into the mythopoetic realm with mandalas and dream inspired images that grasp at enigma. 
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. 


Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival, Nominated for Best Short - Animation (Spain)

Short of the Year: Finalist, Click for Festivals (Madrid, Spain)

USA Film Festival: Finalist (Dallas, TX, USA)

Maracay International Film and Video Festival: Short Film Finalist (Venezuela)

Lisbon Film Rendezvous: Finalist (Portugal)

American Film Institute Festival: Semi-Finalist (Los Angeles. CA, USA)

Australia Independent Film Festival: Semi-Finalist (Brisbane, Australia)



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) 

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North of Blue - Abstract Feature by Joanna Priestley

Click here for info. 

“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