North of Blue                         

North of Blue is a stunning symphony which speaks to the explorer in us all.” -Chris Robinson, Artistic Director, Ottawa International Animation Festival
"North of Blue is pure creativity. It shows that the ingenuity of the imagination has no limits.” -Rodolfo Montserrat, Xcèntric Barcelona
I am delighted to report that North of Blue won Best Feature Film at the Los Angeles Animation Festival and Best Animated Film at the ​Yosemite International Film Festival. The fabulous soundtrack by Jamie Haggerty won the Best Sound Design Award and the Best Composer Award at the Local Sightings Film Festival in Seattle. North of Blue was also a Finalist in the European International Film Festival (Saint Petersburg, Russia) and a Semi-Finalist at the Los Angeles CineFest. 

“North of Blue is beautiful work and a delicate and sophisticated experience.” -Marcel Jean, Artistic Director, Annecy International Animation Festival

"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

"Watching this film is like making a beautiful journey to an alternative universe. It is a very well-crafted work that I really enjoyed." -Valentin Fuentealba, El Reviewer Random, Santiago, Chile

 

“An immersive and transcendent experience of the kind that you get to rarely experience on the big screen.” -International Animation Film Festival Copenhagen 

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North of Blue - Awards

  • Los Angeles Animation Festival: Best Feature Film (USA) 12-1-18

  • ​Yosemite International Film Festival: Best Animated Film 11-2-18

  • Local Sightings Film Festival: Best Sound Design Award and Best Composer Award, Northwest Film Forum (Seattle, USA) 9-23-18

  • European International Film Festival: Finalist (Saint Petersburg, Russia) 5-15-19

  • Los Angeles CineFest: Semi-finalist (USA) 1-19

Film Festivals

  • Annecy International Animation Festival (World Premiere, France) 6-11-18

  • Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia) 6-17-18

  • Intl. Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR (Poznan, Poland) 7-10-18

  • Palm Springs International Animation Festival (USA) 8-25-18

  • Insomnia Animation Festival (Ukhnov, Russia) 7-19-8

  • Australian International Animation Festival (Brisbane) 8-4-18

  • Pixelatl Festival (Cuernavaca, Mexico) 9-4 to 9-18

  • Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada) 9-27-18

  • Anim’Est International Animation Festival (Bucharest, Romania) 9-28-18

  • Australian International Animation Festival (Cairns, Queensland) 8-16-18

  • AnimaSyros International Animation Festival + Agora (Athens, Greece) 9-28-18

  • ANIMAGE International Animation Festival (Pernambuco, Brasil) 10-12-18

  • SPARK Animation 2018 (Vancouver, Canada) 10-18-18

  • ReAnimania Int. Animation Film & Comics Art Festival (Yerevan, Armenia) 10-31-18

  • Moscow Animation Marathon Solyanka State Gallery (Moscow, Russia) 11-1 to 5-18

  • Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival (Portland, OR, USA) 11-4-18

  • Animae Caribe (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago) 11-23-18

  • Mostra Internacional Films des Donas (Barcelona, Spain) 12-10-18

  • VOID International Animation Film Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark) 1-30-19

  • Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio, USA) 4-3-19

  • Xcèntric Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (Spain) 4-4-19

  • Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (Argentina) 4-12-19

  • Square One Conference, Universidad Iberoamericana (Puebla, Mexico) 4-11-19

  • Stockholm Experimental Animation Film Festival (Sweden) 4-29-19

  • CHILEMONOS International Animation Festival (Santiago, Chile) 5-10-19

  • FILMNORTH Northern BC Film Festival (Houston, BC, Canada) 7-27-19

  • We Like 'Em Short Film Festival (Baker City, OR) 8-18-19

  • Fantoche International Animation Festival (Baden, Switzerland) 9-19-19

  • IndieCork Film Festival (Cork, Ireland) 10-11-19

  • Taichung International Animation Festival (Taichung City, Taiwan) 10-15-19

  • Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival (Baltimore, MD) 10-19-19

  • Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival (Spain) 12-13-19

North of Blue was one Willamette Week's  "10 Favorite Portland Movies of the Year". Click here for article.

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