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Signs

An animated short film by Dustin Rees
10:40 Min. | 2D Drawn Animation
© VIRAGE FILM | in Coproduction with
SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen | SRG SSR

An electrician follows his nightly routine setting up signs in the city.
He goes through life unnoticed and out of touch with the world, until
he realises which signs he should be paying attention to.
Synopsis German / Synopsis French

Signs - by Dustin Rees - Trailer from createdindust on Vimeo.


Distinctions / Awards

Audience Award - Animation Competition
Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland

Audience Award - Swiss Competition
Fantoche international Animation Film Festival 2020, Baden, Switzerland

Jury Special Mention * Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2020

Festivals

Shanghai international Film Festival | 25 Jul - 2 August 20
Int. Competition | Golden Goblet Awards
Countryside Animafest Cyprus | Salamiou | Cyprus 09 - 12 August 20
International Competition
International Animation Festival Hiroshima | Japan 20 - 24 August 20
Animation for Peace
Fantoche internationales Festival für Animationsfilm| Baden| Switzerland | 1 - 6 September 2020 | Swiss Competition
Animatou, Geneva, Switzerland | 1 - 10 October 2020
International & Swiss Competition
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival | 24 - 28 October 2020
Panorama section
Big Cartoon Festival, Moscow, Russia | 29 October - 9 November 2020
International Competition
Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland | 3 November - 8 November 2020
Züri Shorts
Anim'est International Animation Film Festival | Bucharest |Romania
9 - 15 November 2020 | International Competition
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival
20-23 November 2020 | Hors concours
Anilogue International Animation Festival | Budapest | Hungary
25 - 29 November 2020 | Official Competition
Les Sommets du cinéma d'animation Montréal | Canada
1 - 6 December 2020 (postponed) | International Competition
Animateka, Lijubliana, Slovenia | 30 November - 5 December 2020
Panorama
Solothurner Filmtage | Solothurn | Switzerland | 20 - 23 January 2021
Animation Competition | Family Shorts
Petit Plan | Greece | 1- 5 February 2021 | Audience Award Competition Section
Lebu International Film Festival | Chile | 13 - 21 March 2021
Animation Competition
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International | Canada | March 2021
Short Film Competition
Plein la Bobine Film Festival, Issoire/La Bourboule, France (8/6-18/6/2021), Grands enfants Competition
Huesca International Film Festival, Spain (11/6-19/6/2021) International Short Film Competition
Festival du film d'animation de Savigny, Switzerland (12/6/2021), International Competition
Diversions International Short Film Festival, Sv. Ivan Zelina, Croatia (2/7-5/7/2021), Competition
ONE Country ONE Film International Festival, Issoire/Apchat, France (2/7-11/7/2021), Animated Films Competition
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival, Russia (15/7-19/7/2021), Animated Dreams
DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Prizren, Kosovo (4/8-14/8/2021), International Short Film Competiton
La Guarimba Film Festival, Amantea, Italy (7/8-12/8/2021)
La Grotta dei Piccoli
LINOLEUM International Festival of Contemporary Animation &
Media-art
, Kyiv, Ukraine (1/9-5/9/2021), Programme: Presence. Intimacy. Touch
Firenze FilmCorti International Festival, Florence, Italy (22/9-25/9/2021)
Competition
Weird International Animation Market and Festival, Segovia, Spain (24/9-3/10/2021), market selection
Best of International Short Films Festival, La Ciotat, France (28/9-3/10/2021), competition
Sedicicorto International Film Festival, Forli, Italy (1/10-10/10/2021)
Animalab competition
Anima Cordoba International Animation Festival, Argentina (4/10-8/10/2021), International Short Film Competition
Canlandıranlar Film Festival, Turkey (18/10-24/10/2021), out of competition
Reggio Film Festival, Italy (26/10-21/11/2021), Competition
Filmski front International Short Film Festival,
, Novi Sad, Serbia (28/10-31/10/2021), Competition
Horwer Filmnacht, Horw, Switzerland (30/10/2021), Competition
Kurzfilmevent Dietikon, Gleis 21, Dietikon, Switzerland | October 2021
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK (2/11-7/11/2021), Animation Competiton
Tübingen-Stuttgart International Francophone Film Festival
, Germany (3/11-10/11/2021)
Animanima International Animation Festival, Cacak, Serbia (4/11-6/11/2021)
Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA (5/11-14/11/2021), Competition
Canberra Short Film Festival, Australia (10/11-24/11/2021), Competition
Feinaki Beijing Animation Week, China (11/2021), Panorama
GIRAF Festival of Independent Animation, Calgary, Canada (19/11-28/11/2021), Competition
Indie-Lincs festival | England | February 2022, International Competition
12th International Animation Festival Tehran | Iran | (5/3-9/3/2022), International Competition
ClujShorts International Short Film Festival | Romania (1/4-10/4/2022) Official Selection
Cardiff Animation Festival | UK (7/4-10/4/2022) Official Selection
Landshut Short Film Festival | Germany (27/4-2/5/2022) Competition Mecal Pro Barcelona,ES (24/3 - 11/4/2022) Young Audience


Special screenings:
Short Film Night, Kosmos, Zurich, Switzerland (27/8/2021)
Lebu International Film Festival, Chile (30/10/2021) – online screening
Gallery Striegl, Sisak, Croatia (18/12/2021) – Bonobostudio Programme

Synopsis (DE)
Ein Elektriker montiert Nacht für Nacht Leuchtreklamen in der Stadt. Sein Leben ist reine Routine. Unbeachtet und unachtsam geht er durchs Leben. Bis er plötzlich merkt, welchen Zeichen und Signalen
er Beachtung schenken muss.

Synopsis (FR)
Un électricien suit sa routine nocturne en installant des panneaux dans la ville. Il passe sa vie sans être remarqué et déconnecté du monde, jusqu'à ce qu'il réalise à quels signes il doit faire attention.

World Sales & distribution

Bonobostudio, Zagreb
Vanja Andrijević
Veliki dol 53
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
info@bonobostudio.hr
www.bonobostudio.hr

Distribution DE/FR
interfilm Berlin Management GmbH
Cord Dueppe – Sales / Programmer
Straßburger Str. 55
10405 Berlin, Germany
Phone +49 30 25 94 29 03
www.interfilm.de


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