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-This film was made as my undergrad thesis for the Rhode Island School of Design. It won the Gold medal at the 2020 Student Academy Awards among other prizes.

-all the backgrounds were hand-drawn by me

-fun fact, the flute used in the background is my middle school flute from band that I hadn't played in 8 years

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The art style looks so cute but I knew that it probably will share awareness about domestic violence.

This is beautiful, Pilar. A work of art.

Deep, meaningful, beautiful. The backgrounds are gorgeous, it's well animated, it's a nice style, the fact that it's silent adds a whole new layer to the experience and you masterfully used sound and music to establish ambience. Magical realism perfectly executed. I also liked the ambivalence at the end. Did the girl ended up seeing her father under a different light after he began to bleed?

Anyways, the place seemed very Brazilian to me. Maybe it's just me. Is your family from there?

I feel it should've been frontpaged and received better awards, but probably flew under the radar. If they organize some gem hunting like they used to, I'll be sure to propose this short.

PilarGFS responds:

Thank you so much! Sorry for the late reply I'm terrible with checking internet stuff. The film is actually based in Spain it's a very rural and arid country. I've never been to Brazil myself but I definitely relate to how many Hispanic countries are a lot more tied to specific hybrid natural settings involving lots of agriculture and wild natural forests than maybe America or at least my experience with America. The nature vs manmade stuff here in the US feels much more divided, maybe it's because cities in other countries are much much older that the infrastructure feels more organic.

Really nice

The best part about this fantastic film was the flow of the animation like when she swings around and that dress flows very nice, so nice character work here some added dialog would be nice in this one, anyways good stuff.

As mentioned



Gold you deserve. Very powerful. Reminds me of another animatin "There's a man in the woods". Great story telling, great buildup!

Credits & Info

4.15 / 5.00

Jun 29, 2021
10:30 AM EDT
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • Pro Tools
  • Dragonframe
  • Logic Pro X
Misc. Kit
  • Gouache Paint
  • Daily 2nd Place July 1, 2021