Jelly Fishers

Jelly Fishers

A surreal animated lullaby inspired by a traditional song from the island of Guernsey.  A family of mole-like creatures hovers on the edge of starvation until an irritating fly comes to their rescue.  This film is an exploration of the themes of hunger, sleep, and death.

production, direction, animation, and sound by Steven Subotnick
with music by Igor Ballereau, Kenneth Kirschner, Aidan Baker, and QQQ
2009, 6:45, color, sound, video


Selected Screenings:
2010 NOV    "Momento Mori" show, Gallery 5, Richmond, VA
2010 OCT    Crown Heights Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2010 OCT   Cinematou International Film Festival, Switzerland
2010 AUG   Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Hiroshima, Japan
2010 AUG   London International Animation Festival, London, UK
2010 JUL    Festival Animator, Poznan, Poland
2010 JUN     Melbourne International Animation Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2010 JUN    Festival of Nations, Austria
2010 MAY    A-Tube Global Animation Festival, Italy

2010 APR    HONORABLE MENTION, Talking Pictures Film Festival, Evanston, IL
2010 MAY   Naoussa International Film Festival, Naoussa, Greece
2010 APR    SENE Film, Music, and Arts Festival, Providence, RI
2010 APR    DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, NJ
2010 MAR   Boston Underground Film Festival, Boston, MA
2010 MAR   Athens AnimFest, Athens, Greece

2010 MAR   Tiburon International Film Festival, Tiburon, CA
2010 MAR   "Intimate Animals", Art Space Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2010 FEB     Big Muddy Film Festival
2010 FEB    Beloit International Film Festival, Beloit, WI

2010 JAN    "Jelly Fish", AS220, Providence, RI
2009 DEC    "Still Moving", DCAD gallery, Delaware, MD
2009 DEC    Guanzhou International Documentary Film Festival, Guangzhou, China
2009 NOV    Zero Film Festival, Los Angeles & New York, USA
2009 NOV    Neufchateau Short Film Festival, Neufchateau, Belgium
2009 NOV    Bang! Short Film Festival, Nottingham, UK
2009 NOV    Denver International Film Festival, Denver, CO
2009 NOV    Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA
2009 NOV    Festival Sequence Court-Metrage, Toulouse, France
2009 NOV    Flip Animation Festival, Wolverhampton, UK
2009 OCT    Reel 13/WNET online screening room, USA
2009 OCT    Anim'Est Animation Festival, Bucharest, Romania
2009 OCT    Global Cinema Festival, Indore, India
2009 OCT    New Hampshire Film Festival, Portsmouth, NH
2009 OCT    DokLeipzig, Leipzig, Germany
2009 OCT    London Film Festival, London, UK
2009 OCT    Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada
2009 SEP     Reggio Film Festival, Reggio, Italy
2009 AUG    FIRST PLACE - Experimental, Rhode Island International Film Festival, RI
2009 JUL     Woods Hole International Film Festival, Woods Hole, MA

2009 MAY    "New England Animators", Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA