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Jung & Restless - Portland Premiere: Spring 2023

Jung & Restless dives into the mythopoetic realm with mandalas and dream inspired images that grasp at enigma. It invokes the oddity and magic of dreaming. Jung & Restless began while I was working with a senior Jungian analyst and stopped dreaming. I started animating short free form experiments, working intuitively without reflection, scrutiny or planning. A decade later I created a film from this material, incorporating mandalas of dream images and classic Jungian symbols. “The soul knows bigger stories.” -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.

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 Intl. 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)
International World Photography Awards: Nominee for Best Animation (Slovakia)
Arizona Short Film Festival: Nominee for Award (Tempe, Arizona, USA)
USA Film Festival: Finalist (Dallas, TX, USA)
Lisbon Film Rendezvous: Finalist (Portugal)
Accordi @ Disaccordi International Short Film Festival: Finalist (Naples, Italy)
Deep Focus Film Festival: Honorable Mention (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
American Film Institute Festival: Semi-Finalist (Los Angeles. CA, USA)
Australia International Film Festival: Semi-Finalist (Brisbane, Australia)

Annecy International Animation Festival (World Premiere, 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 (UK)
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)
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)
The 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)
McMinnville Short Film Festival (OR, 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, Syrian Arab Republic)
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)
We Like ‘Em Short (Baker City, OR, USA)
BUEIFF ProChannel International Competition (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
KINAM International Festival of Different Cinema (Mexico)
International World Photography Awards (New York, NY, USA)
Charlotte Film Festival (NC, USA)
SPARK Animation 2022: “Mothers of an Artform” (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Encuentro Para Cinéfagos Festival de Cine-Arte en la Frontera (San Cristobal, Venezuela)
West Bengal Short Film Festival (West Bengal, India)
Himachal Short Film Festival (Himachal Pradesh, India)
Festival de Cine de Bogota (Colombia)
Aguilar Film Festival (Aguilar de Campo, Spain)
PequeFilmes International Children Film Festival of Galicia (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Alibag Short FIlm Festival (Alibag, India)

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