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I Am Simon is an animation short film and a master diploma project made in Moholy-Nagy Unisversity of Art and Design. Simon is a dog who spends h… Read More
I Am Simon is an animation short film and a master diploma project made in Moholy-Nagy Unisversity of Art and Design. Simon is a dog who spends his whole time with his friends and they have way-out runs together until one of them gets injured. Read Less
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I Am Simon
 
I Am Simon is an animation short film and a master diploma project made in Moholy-Nagy Unisversity of Art and Design, Budapest, 2009. Simon is a dog who spends his whole time with his friends and they have way-out runs together until one of them gets injured. 
"Tünde Molnar's graphic novel recounts the life and death of the dog Simon. Its rich and melancholic images capture a moment of transition in which time seems to come to a standstill. At the same time, they speak of an intense love of life, and of a desire to run faster than death in order to outwit time through speed. While this may end fatally, there is consolation in viewing the continuation of beginnings and ends through the dead dog's eyes. With its poetic imagery and reduced text, "I am Simon" succeeds in conveying the notion of a span of life in admirable brevity. here is no distinction between joy and sorrow, the two are inseparable. And this is the film's extraordinary achievement: with great skill it succeeds in tapping the full potential of animation in order to turn a dog's life into an utterly and existentially human experience."
by Emergeandsee Media and Art Festival, 2010.
Crew
 
Director: Tünde Molnár
Producer: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Script: Tünde Molnár
Story: based on Dave Eggers’s short novel After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned
Simon: Attila Dolmány
Editor: Judit Czakó
Dramaturge: Rita Domonyi
Music: Dávid Lovas, Oleg Borsos, The Cab You Know
Sound Design: Ádám Jávorka, Zsolt Hammer
Production Manager: Orsolya Sípos
Animation: Zsolt Baumgartner, Ervin B. Nagy, Beáta Kiskéry,
Zoltán Fritz, Martynas Juchnevicius, Andrea Miskédi
Design, Compositing, LayoutT, 3D Animation, Camera: Tünde Molnár
Consultants: Rita Domonyi, József Fülöp
Awards

2012 Animated Short Award
5th Balkan Snapshots Festival, The Netherlands

2011 Best Script Award and Speacial Mention by the Hungarian Film Critics
10th KAFF: Kecskemet Animation Film Festival
7th Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV-Specials, Hungary 

2011 Animation Category Award
42nd Hungarian Film Week, Hungary

2011 Best Student Animation Short Film
10th Rome Independent Film Festival, Italy 

2010 Best Work of the Animation Artist
9th Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival, Russia 

2010 The Jury Mention as an Outstanding Film
14th Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films, Egypt 

2010 Student Jury Prize
International Film Festival of Fine Arts, Hungary 

2010 Main Prize, Attila Dargay Prize
JamesonCineFest: Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary 

2010 2nd Award, National Audiovisual Institute Award, The Silver Pegasus
3rd Animator Festival, Poland 

2010 Second Place of the two Jury Winners
Emergeandsee, Germany 

2010 Best Student: Postgraduate Individual
3rd Stoke Your Fires Festival, UK 

2010 Best Student Film
9th AniFest: International Festival of Animated Films, Czech Republic 

2010 Best Computer Animated Film
7th International Student Film Festival Zlin Dog, Czech Republic 

2010 Best Animated Short Film
26th European Film Festival of Lillem, France 


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