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Special Event: Virtual Screening and “Only a Child” Q&A


Join the director Simone Giampaolo and producer Gabriella de Gara for a virtual screening and Q&A on their Oscar-nominated animated short, only one childtomorrow, Friday, January 28 at 11 a.m. PST, presented by Amka Films in partnership with the VIEW Conference and London ACM SIGGRAPH.

You can find the event here.

You can see the film until February 8 on the short film distribution platform KIS KIS – be brief.

This online event, moderated by Kris Pearn (Director of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and The Willoughbys), will take you behind the scenes of the award-winning film. Produced by de Gara and a prominent Swiss producer Tiziana Soudani (1955-2020) for Amka Films under the artistic direction of Giampaolo, the short was created by over 20 animators using every technique imaginable; the film gives form and color to the original words spoken by Severn Cullis – Suzuki (also attending the event) at the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, a child’s desperate call to action for the future of our planet.

In the film through eloquent images and powerful animated allegories, the young animators project their message through art. Each artist used their own unique style and technique to bring a segment of Severn’s speech to life: stop-motion, CGI, traditional 2D, cutouts, sand animation and glass painting, and more.

only one child has been selected in more than 120 festivals around the world, has been recognized and has won many prestigious awards, including Best in Show at SPARK Animation Festival, Nomination for the Swiss Film Prize 2021, Audience Award at SIGGRAPH 2021, Best youth film at the Regard Festival, Best Film at the 3D Wire Fest, Special Achievement Award at the VIEW conference and the special mention at the 28and Stuttgart International Animation Film Festival, where the jury noted:

only one child is a collaborative project celebrating the plethora of designs, styles and techniques that a century of animation has brought to the world. By adding animation to an important voice from the past, only one child reminds us all that only by believing and acting as a responsible global community is there a way forward for humanity on Earth.”

The film is a co-production with RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera SRG SSRwith the support of the Federal Office of Culture (OFC), the Republic and Canton of Ticino, the Fondo Filmplus della Svizzera italiana, the Ticino Film Commission, the Göhner Stiftung and Swiss Film.

International SEE the conference, the first Italian event for computer graphics, interactive and immersive storytelling, animation, visual effects, games, virtual reality, AR and mixed reality, brings together the best professionals in these fields in the beautiful baroque city from Turin, Italy, for a week of discussions, presentations, and workshops. The VIEW 2022 conference will take place October 16-21 at the state-of-the-art OGR venue in Turin and virtually.

The online edition of VIEW Conference 2021 is now available on demand. To buy tickets here: On-demand ticket holders can view the 2021 VIEW Animated Short Film Award winners online.

Source: VIEW Conference

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Dan Sarto is the publisher and editor of Animation World Network.