CORNUCOPIA (2022) 7’49”
Short animation film written and directed by Ani Antonova and Dimiter Ovtcharov
hand-drawn animation | indian ink on paper | 3D Rendering
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: 5.1 Multichannel Surround Sound
A man wanders in constant search and pursuit, driven by the longing for a magical cornucopia. His vicissitudes are brought to life on an ancient vase’s surface, continually rotating on a pottery wheel.
Film Review Zippy Frames:
Man (male here) and nature have their fight in the suggestive, step-after-step battle in ‘Cornucopia’ (in which, not incidentally, women have to be absent from ‘action’). Starting from a simple premise and moving to animate the figures in a classical vase, the film tells in a direct way the story of a human folly repeated time after time. Its soothing vocalizing stops when hunting is conducted and becomes a series of short breaths -before destruction occurs. ‘Cornucopia’ is simple in its conception, and quick and evocative in its aesthetic treatment, building a recognizable bittersweet picture of a society driven by individual gain rather than co-existence.
Jury’s Stellar Award
The Thomas Edison Film Festival (USA, 2023)
Audience Award Austrian Panorama
Tricky Women (Vienna, Austria, 2023)
AniMate – Australia Animation Film Festival (King St Newtown, 2023)
Sofia International Film Festival (Sofia, 2023)
Animateka (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2022) – World Premiere