Chasing Stars is Laura’s graduation film for the Master in Animation at MIVC – AKV St. Joost in the Netherlands.
Chasing Stars tells the magic journey of a young girl, who’s looking for her home and own place in the world. The journey takes place in the Arctic and the main character is helped by a very special friend, a Beluga whale.
The story is a fantastical and poetic representation of the inner journey and the struggles that each of us has to undertake in order to find his/her own place in the world.
I directed, animated and designed the whole film.
The original soundtrack was composed by the pianist and musician Ottavia Marini.
The final design of the film was a result of 3d modeling in Cinema4D and digital painting.
Film Festivals and Official Selections:
*Flickfair (United States, June 2020)
*Cartoon Club International Festival of Animation Cinema (Italy, 2020)
*Festival BAB Biennal of Animation Bratislava (Slovakia, 2020)
*Forest Film Club (England, 2020)
*Chaniartoon (Greece, 2020)
*Banjaluka (Bosnia and Erzegovina, 2020)
*Cinanima (Portugal, 2020)
*International Student Animated Film Animafantasia Festival (Romania, 2020)
*Animate (Australia, 2021)
*International Film Festival for Children and Youth HERO (Russia, 2020)
*Bergen International Animation Festival ReAnima (Norway, 2020)