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Festivals. Anim Est. Romania.

 

While you are thinking about the skript for the third picture (cartoon) and animators are working on the cartoon, I decided not to disturb them and not to lose time but visit an Anim Est Festival in Romania. Not to go there empty-handed I took our two pictures (movies, cartoons) with me.

Though they did not take any diplomas, no one asked our autographs and  we were not driven in limos, generally their attitude was neutral.
But the Festival gave us much more than a Diploma. It gave us Knowledge.

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Here are some important conclusions I have come to:

1. Not all festivals should be visited. As it turns out there is a great number of animation festivals being held,  from amateurs’ competitions to large studios’ battles. This particular one was a separate amateurs’ competition. We are also amateurs though we represent a Studio.
One more thing. Not every festival evaluates the quality of performance.This Festival valued more an interesting, philosophical idea.
In other words, depressive Art House prevailed at the Festival and hence, our entertaining demos were out of place there.

2. English should be learned! We need not only use our body language to speak English but speak English properly.

3. Festivals should be visited (though not every one (see ar.1). You can see how many people are involved in animation,  speak to them, realize how entusiastic they are,  and your world view is changed into a more positive one.

4. Festivals can give you information about next coming ones, how upmarket they are etc. We got to know about festivals in France, Spain, and Germany, where even to get into a short list will be a great success which can be equal to the Cannes award. We were invited to the festival in Brussels where we might go in February 2010.

5. Festivals are visited not to get awards but for communication and gaining contacts. This might include potential investors (let’s knock on the wood for good luck). We can also speak about our projects. Some Romanian periodicals wrote about us.

6. We are standing at the root of the mountain which name is Animation. And to climb it is not only necessary but also very interesting.
Even if we have an off chance to reach the top. Though anyway we will start climbing. Or we have already began to do it.

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Here are some not very important conclusions:

1 .There is no animation studio in Romania which was very surprising for us.

2 Bucurest and Chisinau are twin cities. Either here or there you cannot find a parking place. Neither there nor here is clean.
Chisinau is definitely greener. Though Bucurest will spot Chisinau 100 points in architecture.And it also works with our cartoon characters.
Gypsies in Bucurest are very colourful, they made our eyes happy.

3. Romanians are very polite, educated, and  well-spoken. At least, I came across those.

4. Guys are dressed brighter than girls. It is difficult to explain, but that was an impression. Maybe I was out of luck. Or those were the gilrs in Bucurest..

5. The Metro in Bucurest is one running carriage. It resembles long sausage. It seems very comfortable.

And to switch into serious mood, the situation brought back the time of 1997 when I was walking along Chisinau streets with my first demo reel being made on my friend’s compter calling at every office asking people to look at what kind of commercial I could make. Then, after a lot of rejections, one month later I found my first customer. That defined my futher way to animation.

Now the situation is very much alike except for the fact that I am going to visit festivals, instead of officies.
Let’s see how it will work and what will come out of it .

36 thoughts on “Festivals. Anim Est. Romania.

  • я первый чтоле? Дима поздравляю! только че то я на неродине молдавский подзабыл, нельзя ли russian version следующим постом?

    abrek
  • все понял. надо нажать нужную кнопку в правом верхнем углу экрана :)))) метро в бухаресте намного луше и дешевле чем наглотаксисты, которые дерут втридорога там:) Румыны действительно отлично общаются на инглише, поэтому руссишу, мало мальски знающему инглиш вполне просто соориентироваться по городу. любой жандарм обьяснит куда идти:))))))))) а насчет фестиваля – не все артхаусное – кино!(с) и не все и из авторского можно смотреть, поэтому надо выбирать нормальные фесты:)

    и вообще благое дело делаете! удачи и успехов!

    abrek
  • прикольно ))
    эта овца сивмол фестиваля? ))

    Eric Lazzy
  • колоритных бухарестских цыган нам тут не надо.
    а про фестиваль – молодцы.

    sfepa
  • Eric Lazzy я кроме овечки вижу и ядерные боеголовки:)…не удивляюсь тому что циган выделялся из общего ряда… детали поездки и вообще описание похожи на правду, не то что пиксар(извините)

    sasa_ce
  • …не удивляюсь тому что циган выделялся из общего ряда … это я в хорошем смысле, циган же лучший

    sasa_ce
  • hmm, am fost la cinema Patria, în ultima noapte de festival, în primele rânduri, alături de nişte prieteni entuziaşti. pe rândul din faţa noastră erau nişte vorbitori de rusă.

    animaţiile mi s-au părut destul de eterogene şi multe (prea multe, după gustul meu) aveau o tentă exagerat de suprarealistă. am plecat din cinematograf destul de iritat. şi, evident, nicio animaţie românească, ceea ce e destul de frustrant.

    baftă cu "Ţiganul"!

    stranum53
  • Succes cu proiectul vostru si va doresc sa ajungeti la fel ca serialul "The simpsons" si chiar sa il intreceti ca popularitate! Pt. ca proiectul este foarte original! SUCCES!

    Ciprian
  • действительно овца – это символ фестиваля

    Сергей Кириллов
  • Fratilor sunteti fantastici!! Daca vreodata o sa am destui bani am sa particip la nebunia voastra.

    ionut pavel
  • Mult succes baietzi ! Nu conteaza ce limba vorbitzi romana sau rusa, important ca sunteti din MOLDOVA !!!

    gicu_md
  • sasa_ce, ядрёные боеголовки это голова овцы.. боятся овец (после SVENa) наверно ))
    Сергей Кириллов, спасибо ))

    Eric Lazzy
  • Молодцы. Поскорей бы увидеть мульт!

    Slonopotam
  • ….ну я понимаю что овечка символ фестиваля, просто болльно на боеголовку похожа, сами присмотритесь, зачем овечке на лоб рог треснули, и почему нет ни рта ни носа, и почему эти овечки в воздухе :))

    sasa_ce
  • Inainte de pensionare am fost inginer mecanic si mi-a fost usor sa invat programele din Autodesc (Autocad , 3D Max. si putin din Maya , care seamana intre ele ).
    Cu detasarea diletantului am facut ceva animatie ,dar fiind singur a mers mai greu . Acum am proiectat pe un cap facut in 3D in 3D Max . poza unui om si mi-a iest destul de bine ! Stiind despre ce-i vorba cred ca v-ati angrenat intr-o munca foarte grea , dar foarte frumoasa . Mi-a placut ce ati prezentat pe site . Succes ! Lucrati in Maya , Nu ?
    Chiriac Mihai , Onesti jud. Bacau

    Chiriac Mihai
  • Salut!

    Sunt la curent cu munca voastra, am fost si la Animest, am vazut cam toate scrut-metrajele din sectiunile Mozaic si Competitie si pot sa spun ca sunt de acord cu tine atunci cand spui ca fiecare festival este diferit.
    Intr-adevar, fiecare festival este diferit, iar Animest nu pune pret pe calitatea animatiei (asa cum ar trebui de altfel) ci mai mult pe subbstratul, eventual filozofic, al povestii. Este totusi un loc propice pentru a intalni oameni si a stabili legaturi; asta este cel mai important pana la urma :)_

    Felicitari inca odata pentru munca pe care o depuneti acolo la Simpals si sper sa auzim numai de succese.

    Marcel
  • GASITI-VA UN TRADUCATOR RUS-ROMAN K LUMEA!!!
    succese!

    valera
  • а что за остатки завтрака у волошина на рубашке ? :)

    дуд
  • Nu intelegi Romina treaba ta
    invat-o

    stefon
  • Молодці!Не дочекаюсь мульта!!

    omen1245
  • А хто з них хто?

    omen1245
  • да да, и у штирбу в кормане :)

    sasa_ce
  • Благое дело, верно! С нетерпением слежу за вашими успехами! Если в России будет премьера – обязательно куплю туда билет!
    Молодцы, парни! Так держать!

    Zik
  • coooool!

    dunkel
  • foarte foarte misto proiectul vostru, cand va fi gata poate avea un impact pozitiv mult mai mare relativ la perceptia tiganilor decat orice alte proiecte cu bani europeni care au fost desfasurate pana acum in Romania.

    V-ati gandit si voi la o linie similara de finantare?

    Succes!

    pax
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  • Меняйте название "циган" на "молдаван" (как минимум, ведь правильное "молдаванин" не звучит и будет вам щастье )

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    Sever
  • Nice, very nice.
    It is your first experience due so long time on animation.
    I think it is just first step , which can help you to understand that you are not alone, you are not gods and who can help you.

    BTW: Happy holidays

    Sergey
  • Фестивали, кстати, можно не только посещать, но и … организовывать… :)

    Stan
  • oau, comentarii aproape numai in limba rusa?!
    oricum am vrut sa spun ca faceti o treaba buna, animatiile sunt interesante si calitative, si straduitiva ca desenele voastre animate sa fie in limba romana, ca totusi sunteti din Moldova nu din Rusia. Asa o sa cunoasca si rusii doua limbi ca si noi.

    g
  • Google Translate ….

    Punctul 2 : Invatati limba romana mai intii si pe urma engleza :) succes.

    aster
  • Imi place modul tau de a scrie si de a povesti, foarte fluent si foarte simplu. Bravo! Succes!

    ttt
  • suntetzi forte bravo… ash vrea mult sa ajung si eo pe-acolo !
    animatzia e un lucru forte ruptos si tre de bagat multa dorintza si suflet in asta…
    BAFTA!!!

    anatolius

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