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A young woman walking home from studying for a stable career passes by a ballet studio, where she sees a young girl dancing. The encounter reawakens a forgotten passion in the young woman, who remembers the dreams she thought she’d left behind.

To properly portray the movement and feeling of the film’s dance sequence, the student team did extensive figure and gesture drawings of ballerinas.

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Awards and Recognition

  • 2019 The Global Youth Film Festival

    Best of the Fest

  • 2019 Florida Animation Festival

    Best 2D Animation

  • 2018 Pollino International Film Fest

    Best Animation Short Film

  • 2018 Anim8 Student Film Festival

    Award of Excellence

  • 2018 Overmountain (fka Blue Plum) Animation Festival

    Best of Student Award

  • 2019 Kansas International Film Festival

    Jury Nominee, Animation

  • 2019 Oregon Short Film Festival

    Finalist, Best Animated Film

  • 2019 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

    Finalist, Animation

  • 2019 Columbus International Film Festival

    Finalist, Student Competition

Official Selections and Screenings

  • 2020 Children’s Film Festival Seattle
  • 2019 Lady Filmmakers Festival
  • 2019 ZERO PLUS International Film Festival
  • 2019 LIFF - Lebanese Independent Film Festival
  • 2019 Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival
  • 2019 jellyFEST
  • 2019 ENFOQUE International Film Festival
  • 2019 FAD Festival: Film-Art-Dance on Screen
  • 2019 Kino Film Festival
  • 2019 FIAFest International Festival
  • 2019 International Choreographic Festival of Blois
  • 2019 Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival
  • 2019 Athens Animfest
  • 2018 InShort Film Festival
  • 2018 Capitol Dance & Cinema Festival
  • 2018 Celtic Animation Film Competition
  • 2018 Greensboro Dance Film Festival
  • 2018 Hyperfest International Student Film Festival
  • 2018 Palm Springs International Animation Festival
  • 2018 Universal Kids Film Festival

The Team

  • Sarah Amburgey

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Story, Art Director

  • Brittany Aubert

    BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation

    Role: Choreography

  • Kean De Reuck

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Editor, Lead Animator

  • Victoriya Disko

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Clean Up, Effects

  • Greg Dixon


    Role: Music Mixing and Editing

  • Sakina Minnis

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Layout Assistant

  • Thomas Parrish

    BA in Music and Sound Design

    Role: Sound Designer and Composer

  • Paige Summers

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: 3D Animation, Producer

  • Laura Urbano

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Character Designer, Animator

Animation Stills

  • An overhead shot of a purple and pink city in the rain.
  • A young woman in glasses stands in the rain in front of a white brick wall with ivy growing on it.
  • A turquoise ballerina dances as a purple wave crests towards her.
  • Shadows of judgmental, scowling figures superimposed over large deformed windows surround the colorless form of a cowering young woman.
  • A ballerina, bathed in pink stage light, dances in front of a packed audience in a large, ornate theater.
  • A young girl with a small umbrella over her shoulder smiles in a rainy pink and purple cityscape.