Expired September 26, 2021 6:00 PM
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A celebration of student and indie created animations from filmmakers world-wide, this collection will delight and amaze you. Included are shorts plus one feature length film from the UK.

A young monkey looks forward to eating a giant peach, but a panda makes it a challenging task.

Juror comments: I found the animated student film, Peach, which is illustrated in 2D to be cleverly designed, with lots of interesting points of view in the camera work.

The story is about a monkey that finds a peach and looks forward to eating it until a big panda bear interrupts his plan. A struggle ensues, wherein the two of them settle their difference and – la voila –there is a big surprise at the end.

First of all, the storyline is well developed in this non-narrative film. The animation, though simple, does the story justice. The soft colors are pleasing, although they sometimes lack contrast. The background music provides just the right amount of tone to help push the story forward. And, the surprise ending is very satisfying.

The message is to never suppose you know what’s going on until you know what’s going on.

I recommend this for ages 4 to 12, plus adults. It would make a lovely interstitial for any film festival geared for youth and families. Reviewed by Juror #5, KIDS FIRST!

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  • Director
    Christina Su
  • Producer
    Jesse Zumstein
  • Composer
    Carlos Bueno