Fleeting Marvels

Fleeting Marvels

2022, 04:28, live action and computer animation

A jubilant look at the art, mutant vehicles, rituals and rave culture at the 2019 dust festival in the Black Rock Desert. Featuring the Larval Marvel Chorus. Credits: Directed and Produced by Joanna Priestley. Design and editing by Zak Margolis. Music by Seth Norman. Sound Design by Zak Margolis. Addl. sound by Chris Barber. Videography: Paul Harrod, Joanna Priestley, Lisa Schroeder, Marianne Wilde. Animation: Zak Margolis and Joanna Priestley.

Jung & Restless

Jung & Restless

2021, 06'06", 2D computer animation, DCP, digital file, 16:9, Dolby Digital

Jung & Restless dives into the mythopoetic realm with mandalas and dream inspired images that grasp at enigma. “Life is a short pause between two mysteries.” -C.G. Jung

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. Thanks: Martha Blake and Paul Harrod. Supported by the Playa Foundation, Ford Family Foundation and Clatter and Din.

Awards
Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival, Nomination: 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: Finalist (Venezuela)

Festivals
Annecy International Animation Festival (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)
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)

Screenings
Stuttgart International Animation Special (Germany)

North of Blue

North of Blue

2018, 60:07, 2D computer animation, DCP, digital file, 16:9, Dolby Digital

“Inspired by the chilling and mysterious winter landscapes of the Yukon, North of Blue is a mesmerizing non-narrative exploration giving form to the formless and offering shifting focal points and patterns that explore tensions between the recognizable and the strange. Bursting with lively colours and dynamic shapes, North of Blue is abstract art come to life. Conventional silhouettes are deconstructed, stripping away meanings and associations to free the mind for a wildly subjective visit to the north. A dreamlike façade, North of Blue is a stunning symphony which speaks to the explorer in us all.” -Chris Robinson, 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

“An utterly absorbing abstract feature inspired by the mysterious far north Canadian winter landscapes.” -Melbourne International Animation Festival

Credits: Directed, produced, animated and designed by Joanna Priestley. Sound designed and music composed by Jamie Haggerty. Compositing and paint effects by Brian Kinkley. Additional sound effects by Chris Barber. Edited by Greg Snider and Joanna Priestley. Assistant Animators: Neisje Morrell and Don Flores. Animation Assistants: Rachel Bradley, Jesse Bray, Gabe Mangold and Dui Oray. Supported by the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture, Caldera Foundation and Willapa Bay A.I.R. Special thanks to Paul Harrod, Sticky Film.

Awards:
Indie Film Awards: Best Experimental Film (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) 3-1-20
Los Angeles Animation Festival: Best Feature Film (CA, USA) 12-1-1
Yosemite International Film Festival: Best Animated Film (CA, USA) 11-2-18
Local Sightings Film Festival: Best Sound Design Award and Best Feature Original Score Award, NW Film Forum (Seattle, WA, USA) 9-23-18
European International Film Festival: Finalist (Saint Petersburg, Russia) 5-15-19
Los Angeles CineFest: Semi-finalist (CA, USA) 1-19

Festivals:
Annecy International Animation Festival (World Premiere, France) 6-11+12 +14-18
Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia) 6-17-18
International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR (Poznan, Poland) 7-6 to 20-18
Palm Springs International Animation Festival (CA, USA) 8-25-18
Insomnia Animation Festival (Russia) 7-19-8
Australian International Animation Festival (Brisbane, Australia) 8-4-18
Pixelatl Festival (Cuernavaca, Mexico) 9-4 to 9-18
Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada) 9-27+29-18
Anim’Est International Animation Festival (Bucharest, Romania) 9-28 to 10-7-18
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 to 21-18
SPARK Animation 2018 (Vancouver, Canada) 10-18-18
ReAnimania Int. Animation Film & Comics Art Festival (Yerevan, Armenia) 10-31-18
Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival (Portland, OR, USA) 11-4-1
Online Monthly, Semi-Finalist (USA) 11-18
Animae Caribe (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago) 11-23-18
Moscow Animation Marathon Solyanka State Gallery (Moscow, Russia) 11-1 to 5-18
Mostra Internacional Films des Donas de Barcelona (Spain) 12-10-18
VOID International Animation Film Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark) 1-30-19
Xcèntric Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (Spain) 4-4-19
Athens International Film and Video Festival (OH, USA) 4-3-19
Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (Argentina) 4-3 to 14-19
Stockholm Experimental Animation Film Festival (Sweden) 4-29-19
Square One Conference, Universidad Iberoamericana (Puebla, Mexico) 4-11-19
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, USA) 8-18-19
Fantoche International Animation Festival (Baden, Switzerland) 9-19-19
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival (Baltimore, MD) 10-4-19
IndieCork Film Festival (Cork, Ireland) 10-13-19
Taichung International Animation Festival (Taichung City, Taiwan) 10-15-19
Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival (Spain) 12-13-19
Santa Cruz International Film Festival (Argentina) 4-18-20
Jaipur Film World (India) 4-25-20
ART Animated, Berkshire Intl. Film Festival + Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival (drive-in screenings, Lenox, MA, USA) 8-20

Screenings:
Stuttgart International Animation Festival (work-in-progress, Germany) 5-3-17
Hollywood Theatre (Portland, OR, USA) 9-21-17
Frame by Frame Conference, DePaul University (Chicago, IL, USA) 5-25-18
Cinémathèque québécoise (Montréal, Canada) 10-2-18
Cineteca nacional (Mexico City, Mexico) 4-16-19
Universidad Santo Tomás (Santiago, Chile) 5-9-19
Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD, USA) 10-3-19

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