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.

Laura 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

*International Student Animated Film Festival Animafantasia (Romania, 2020)
*Sardinia Film Festival (Italy, 2020)
*KidzCinema (India, 2020)

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 (UK, 2020)
*Chaniartoon (Greece, 2020)
*Banjaluka (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2020)
*Cinanima (Portugal, 2020)
*Animate (Australia, 2021)
*International Film Festival for Children and Youth HERO (Russia, 2020 and 2021)
*Bergen International Animation Festival ReAnima (Norway, 2020)
*Greek Documentary Festival Docfest – Children Program (Greece, 2020)
*Zubroffka International Short Film Festival (Poland, 2021)
*Euroshorts Young Filmmakers Festival (Poland, 2020)
*Icona Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival (Greece, 2020)
*Animafest Gdansk – 6. International Animation Film Festival (Poland, 2020)
*Monstra Lisbon Animation Festival (Portugal, 2021)
*International Film Festival Assen (Netherlands, 2021)
*International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival (Turkey, 2021)
*Mecal Pro 2021, Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival (Spain, 2021)
*Athens Animfest (Greece, 2021)
*Wench Film Festival (India, 2021)
*T-Shirt Animated Film Online Festival (Germany, 2021)
*Petit Pavè Festival de Cinema Independente de Curitiba (Brazil, 2021)
*Il Cineclub dei piccoli – Concorso Nazionale di Cortometraggi d’Animazione (Italy, 2021)
*FestPro Film Festival (Russia, 2021)
*16th Anim!Arte – International Student Animation Festival of Brazil (Brazil, 2021)
*Florida Animation Festival (USA, 2021)
*International Short Film Festival Middelburg (Netherlands, 2021)
*Kino Festival Light of the World (Russia, 2021)
*Cactus International Children’s and Youth Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
*Animex Awards (UK, 2021)
*Neum Animated Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2021)
*VAFI & RAFI- International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival (Croatia, 2021)
*La Guarimba Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
*Zebra Animation Festival (Slovenia, 2021)
*Madeira Curtas – Short Films Contest (Portugal, 2021)
*FiaFest (Colombia, 2021)
*BAICFF – Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival (USA, Ireland 2021)
*Vasteras Film Festival (Sweden, 2021)
*15th Animart Festival – Student and Youth Audiovisual Creativity (Greece, 2021)
*Flipbook Film Festival (Macedonia, 2021)
*International Film Festival for Children and Youth – ZINETXIKI ZINEMALDIA (Spain, 2021)
*Patmos Cinema Festival (Greece, 2021)
*Warszaw Animation Film Festival (Poland, 2021)
*Alexandre Trauner Art/Film Festival (Hungary, 2021)
*17th Athens Digital Arts Festival (Greece, 2021)
*FEST New Directors New Films Festival (Portugal, 2021)
*Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (Serbia, 2021)
*KINOdiseea International Children Film Festival Romania (Romania 2021)
*Cartoons on the Bay, Pulcinella Awards (Italy, 2021)
*Moinho Cine Fest (Portugal, 2022)
*Cambodia International Film Festival (Cambodia, 2022)
*Festival Hongerige Wolf (The Netherlands, 2022)
*International Short Film Festival Middelburg (Netherlands, 2022)