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A trailer for the short animation film

Sad Beauty (2020)

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Independent Days International Filmfest, Karlsruhe, Germany

Ortometraggi Film Festival, Turin, Italy

International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő, Budapest, Hungary

Richmond International Film Festival, Richmond, USA

Torino Underground Cinefest, Turin, Italy

Festival of Nations, Lenzing, Austria

 

Linoleum Animation Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine

Odense International Film Festival, Odense, Denmark

CineGlobe Film Festival, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Corto e a capo / Premio Mario Puzo festival, Venticano, Italy

Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany

Alpinale short film festival, Bludenz, Austria

La Guarimba, La Grotta dei Piccoli, Amantea, Italy

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in ACHI, Achi, Japan

Dieciminuti, Ceccano, Italy

 

Islantilla Cineforum, Bajo la Luna, Islantilla, Spain

Zabut Int. Animated Shortfilm Fest, Messina, Italy

MONSTRA - Lisbon Animation Festival, Lisbon, Portugal

SiciliAmbiente Film Festival, San Vito Lo Capo, Italy

NaturVision Filmfestival, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Cartoon Club, Rimini, Italy

 

Int. Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR, Poznan, Poland

Constantine’s Gold Coin, Nis, Serbia

 

ShorTS International Film Festival, Trieste, Italy

River Film Festival, Padua, Italy

 

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Tokyo, Japan

Euganea Film Festival, Padua, Italy

 

Florida Animation Festival, Tallahassee, USA

Animafest Zagreb, World Panorama, Zagreb, Croatia

Zeitgeist, Orange County, California, USA

Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival, Athens, Greece

Best of NFMLA Awards, Los Angeles, USA

IAFF Golden Kuker, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, School program, Regensburg, Germany

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Minneapolis, USA

Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, USA

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, Philadelphia, USA

RiverRun IFF, Winston-Salem, USA

 

ITFS, Stuttgart, Germany

 

Lanterna Mágica, International Animation Festival, Goiás, Brazil

Indy Film Fest, Indianapolis, USA

 

SF Indiefest - Livable Planet Film Festival, San Fransisco, USA

Filmfest Bremen, Bremen, Germany

 

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival, Paris, France

Le Temps Presse, Paris, France

 

Kaboom Animation Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Artfools international Film Festival, Larissa, Greece

AmDocs Documentary and Animation Film Festival, Palm Springs, USA

Athens AnimFest 2021, Athens, Greece

 

Sonoma International Film Festival, Sonoma, USA

Animation Dingle, Dingle, Ireland

 

Mecal Pro, Barcelona, Spain

 

Taos Shortz Film Fest, Taos, USA

 

Fargo Film Festival, Fargo, USA

 

Cinemagic, On The Pulse, online festival, UK and Ireland

Shortcutz Amsterdam, Annual Awards, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Manchester Film Festival, Manchester, UK

Eko International Film Festival, Lagos, Nigeria

Ibizacinefest, Ibiza, Spain

 

In the Palace ISFF, Varna, Bulgaria

 

Findecoin IISFF, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela

VOID International Animation Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Golden Bee International Children's Film Festival, New Delhi, India

Love Your Shorts, Sanford (Florida), USA

SF Indiefest. San Francisco, USA

 

Miami Independent Film Festival, January selection, Miami, USA

Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, Bucharest, Romania

Jaipur International Film Festival, Jaipur, India

Moscow Shorts - December edition, Moscow, Russia

TMFF The Monthly Film Festival, Glasgow, UK

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, InFocus: Dutch Cinema, Los Angeles, USA

TAFIC Tapiales, Buenos aires, Argentina

KortFilm Festival Leuven, Belgium

 

Icona Contemporary Animation Festival, Kerkira, Greece

Les Sommets du cinéma d'animation, Montréal, Canada

Short to the Point - November Selection, Bucharest, Romania

RIFF Awards, Rome Independent Film Festival, Rome, Italy

Hidalgo Film Fest, Pachuca, Mexico

 

Animasivo, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Pixel Vienna Animation Festival, Vienna, Austria

Canberra Short Film Festival, Canberra, Australia

IKFF, International Kids Film Festival, online, international

Shortcutz Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Shorts That Are Not Pants, Toronto, Canada

Soria International Film Festival, Soria, Spain

Rome International Film Festival, Rome (Georgia), USA

Interfilm, Berlin, Germany

 

Animest, Bucharest, Romania

 

St. Louis International Film Festival, St. Louis, USA

Red Rock Film Festival, Cedar City, USA

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK

Braunschweig International Film Festival, Braunschweig, Germany

Miami Short Film Festival, Miami, USA

 

Film Front, Novi Sad, Serbia

 

Raindance Film Festival, London, UK

 

Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival, Palma, Spain

Indie Memphis Film Festival, Memphis, USA

TAF, Thessaloniki Animation Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece

Balkanima, Belgrade, Serbia

 

Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia

 

PEFF 2020, Patagonia Environmental FF, Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Dutch Film Festival, Golden Calf competition, Utrecht, Netherlands

Encounters Film Festival, Bristol, UK

 

Oldenburg International Film Festival, Oldenburg, Germany

Fantoche Int. Animation Film Festival, Baden, Switzerland

Sad Beauty

2020 - 9:50 min

 

 

In a heavily polluted world, a young woman mourns the disappearance of animal species. When she falls ill due to a bacterial infection, nature appears to send her a message in her hallucinations.

 

 

Director, script, animation, music, editing

Arjan Brentjes

 

Voices:

Bart van der Schaaf

Anne-May de Lijser

Peter Baker

 

Script coaching:

Job, Joris & Marieke

 

Audio mix:

Bob Kommer Studios

 

This film was supported by

The Netherlands Film Fund

 

Festival distribution:

KLIK Distribution - Ursula van den Heuvel

ursula@klikamsterdam.nl

International sales:

SND Films - Sydney Neter

sndfilms.com

info@sndfilms.com