Chasing Stars


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.


Chasing Stars Teaser from Laura Aldofredi on Vimeo.

Character Design


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)