Saturday, October 26, 2013
As usual, I didn't see any of the award winning films. The Philadelphia Film Society is showing them all again today, Saturday 10/26 and tomorrow Sunday 10/27. So, I will see Vic +Flo Saw a Bear, but I've got too much else on my plate this weekend to see any of the others.
Would love your comments on any of the winning films listed below or anything you saw during the festival!
Winners for the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival
Narrative Feature Award Best Narrative Feature Ilo Ilo (dir. Arvin Chen)The moving relationship between a rebellious Singaporean boy and his new Filipino nanny is lovingly captured in director Anthony Chen’s Winner of the Camera d’Or for Best First Feature at Cannes.
Best Short RPG OKC (dir. Emily Carmichael) RPG OKC, short for Role Playing Game OK Cupid, is set in the world of 8-bit fantasy video games. It charts the ups and downs of an online relationship between a dragoon and a cat-woman. It was commissioned by Madatoms, also responsible for Bad Cars, another SotW feature. The style of the film is totally captivating. Carmichael draws all of the 8 bit backgrounds and characters in photoshop, then animates them in flash (a video of the process can be seen here). The result is, in Carmichel’s words, a world that is both “strange yet strangely familiar.
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