Thursday, September 8, 2016

ShortCutz Amsterdam winner of the month!

Whoop whoop! Ticking Away is winner of the month at ShortCutz Amsterdam and NOMINATED FOR BEST FILM at the 4th Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards. That's our THIRD nomination after HAFF MovieZone and Snake Alley Festival of Film!

Next stop; the finals in EYE on January 23rd!



Read the lovely comments by the jury:

- 'Very intriguing and well made. Good music.’ producer Jeroen Koolbergen (Tirza, Suskind)

- 'My absolute favorite for this month. Wonderful, touching story and beautifully animated. I watched it several times.’ documentary producer Harmen Jalvingh (Bloody Mondays & Strawberry Pies, Parts of a Family)

- 'A deeply moving story, beautifully animated and with a great score.’ producer Jan Doense aka Mr Horror

- 'Just stunning and so heartfelt.' Street Artist Laser 3.14

- 'Magical and of international quality.’ director Roel Reiné (Michiel de Ruyter, Death Race 2 & 3)

- ‘Really touched me.’ actor Tygo Gernandt (Van God Los, Het Schnitzelparadijs)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Encounters Film and Animation Festival Bristol

We're very pleased and absolutely honored to be selected for the competition of Encounters Film and Animation Festival 2016 in Bristol, the UK’s leading short film and animation festival!

Ticking Away will be screened in "Animation 5 - A Look Inside":

"This programme lifts the lid on aspects of medical, emotional and other psychological conditions. Memory, ageing and perception are explored in this spectacular array of films."









Friday, May 6, 2016

ShortCutz Amsterdam

We have been selected for the ShortCutz festival. On June 7th, 20:00 we will be screening and 'Q and A'd' at Sociëteit de Kring at the Leidseplein in Amsterdam.

See you there!


Saturday, April 2, 2016

MovieZone Nomination at the Holland Animation Film Festival

At the Holland Animation Film Festival 2016  we were nominated for a MovieZone HAFF Award.





Flattering words from the jury:

"The first nominated film is … Ticking Away by Michael Sewnarain
The contrast in colours accompanied by a mesmerizing soundtrack, gives this film a weight of emotion; told as loudly as a silent film possibly could. A story so captivating, it doesn’t leave your mind the moment it fades from the screen. Truly a masterpiece with an animation style that matches its excellence."

Here's the juryrapport.

VPRO Gids

Michael Minneboo did an interview with me for a special edition of the VPRO TV guide (a dutch broadcaster) dedicated to the Holland Animation Film Festival 2016.
You can read the interview here (in Dutch).


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Ticking Away at the Holland Animation Film Festival 2016

The Holland Animation Film Festival 2016 will be held from the 16th to (and including) the 20th of March in Utrecht. Ticking Away will be having it's world premiere at this festival. Here are the screening dates and veneus for our film.

We have been selected for the National as well as the International Competition programs AND our film will be among the selection in the opening night program, screening what the HAFF considers to be the highlights of the festival!

We are very honored to have our film welcomed so warmly into the festival circuit.




Saturday, January 30, 2016

World premier at the Holland Animation Film Festival

Great news, the Holland Animation Film Festival in Utrecht has selected our film for their 2016 edition! We are very honored that they wil be hosting the world premier!

Ticking Away will run in both the national AND the international competition.

Poster designed by BLEXBOLEX

Here's what they say in their announcement:

"We are happy to announce that we will be hosting the world premieres of the Dutch short Ticking Away by Michael Sewnarain [...]! ...


Ticking Away, Michael Sewnarain (2015)

Through the Cinecrowd crowdfunding website, filmmaker Michael Sewnarain secured sufficient funds to realise his dream short Ticking Away. The breathtaking result can be watched for the first time at our festival. Ticking Away tells the story of a soured watchmaker, who is lonely but likes his job. His life hasn’t exactly been easy. One evening, a strange man brings him a very special watch to repair...


Michael Sewnarain is an animation filmmaker, story-artist and illustrator with a field experience of over twenty years. His short film 'Rain' (2005) was selected and shown on many international film festivals. Apart from developing and working on his own film ideas, he regularly collaborates on commercial productions, television specials and feature films. Working with internationally renowned directors like Joanna Quinn, Peter Dodd and Piet Kroon.


Ticking Away is also selected for the competition Dutch animation."

See where they say the result is 'breathtaking'...? Makes us very proud!