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The tree

A coming of age story of a boy facing a choice between human companionship and his imaginary friend.


This was my graduation film at the Bezalel academy of arts and design.


The project

The fourth year of studies for the diploma was dedicated to the creation of an original short animation film - the graduation project.

Overall time working from first story draft to final screening was 18 months for a team of 3-4 people.


My role in the project

I served as producer, director of animation, technical director, lead animatorart co-director, 

modeler and layout artistI also wrote the story that was later adapted into the screenplay.


What I learned

I learned the fundamentals of being a producer and the consequences of having a non-contributing team member. I also learned what it takes to work in a team and how to distribute workloads between team members.


Software used

Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Discrete Combustion, Pixar RenderMan 


Film festival screenings

2010 World animation, Hong Kong, China 

2009 Isola del cinema - Rome, Italy

2009 Comicon - Naples, Italy

2008 Festanca – Zilina, Slovakia

2008 Giffoni film festival – Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy

2008 Printemps du cinéma Israélien – Toulouse, France

2008 Animfest – Athens, Greece

2007 Aniboom competition – among top 5 finalists, drama category

2008 Clermont-Ferrand short film festival – Clermont-Ferrand, France

2007 Haifa international film festival – Haifa, Israel

2007 Internationales trickfilm festival – Stuttgart, Germany

2007 Redstick international animation festival – Baton Rouge, USA

2006 Kinoproba international film festival – Yekaterinburg, Russia

2006 I castelli animati - Rome, Italy

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