LAH GAH (Letting go)

Animation, Mischtechnik (Legetrick, Zeichentrick), 2019, 6min 33sec.



«„Lah gah“ lets us dive into sunny childhood memories, when a girl is singing and cooking with its father. An intimate moment, so simple. But they’re swept along by the wafting mass of dough into the emotional depths of loss and disappearance; Helpless, the child is trying to grasp what is not tangible.»

A very personal view on the experience of loss and letting go, the exploration and expression of accumulated emotions such as isolation, regret, deep sadness but also relief and still hope and happiness. How can it be, that life is still the same life? What is memory and where is the border from being to not-being?



AWARDS / DISTINCTIONS

** 1st Place **
Florida Animation Festival Mixed Media/Experimental Category, USA

** Special Mention **
Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Int. Animation Filmfestival, A

** Special Mention **
Primanima World Festival of First Animation, HU

** Special Mention **
Animateka, SI

** Special Mention **
TIFF - Tatsuno International Film Festival, JP



FESTIVAL HISTORY
Fantoche, CH, 03–08 Sept 2019
Swiss Competition
Primanima World Festival of First Animations, HU, 30 Oct – 02 Nov 2019
Short Film Competition
Kaboom Animation Festival, NL, 09–17 Nov 2019
International Competition
Animateka Int. Animated Film Festival, SI, 02–08 Dec 2019
Eastern and Central European Competition
Solothurner Filmtage, CH, 25 Jan 2020
Animation Competition
Tricky Women / Tricky Realities, A, 11–15 Mar 2020
International Competition
Monstra Int. Animation Festival, PT, 18–29 Mar 2020
International Short Film Competition
Speechless Film Festival, USA, 27–28 Mar 2020
Official Selection
Filmfest Dresden, D, 21–26 Apr 2020
Official Selection
Florida Animation Festival, USA, 11–14 June 2020
Official Selection
La Truca Festival Internacional de Animación, CO, 31 July 2020
Professional Official Selection, Empowered Gaze Shortfilms Selection
Imaginaria Int. Animated Film Festival, I, 18–23 Aug 2020
Official Selection
La Guarimba Film Festival, I, 07–12 Aug 2020
La Grotta dei Piccoli
Animation Block Party, USA, 21–23 Aug 2020
International Shorts
Busho - Budapest Short Film Festival, HU, 01–06 Sept 2020
International Competition
Festival du film d'animation de Savigny, CH, 12 Sept 2020
International Competition
River Film Festival, I, 01–15 Sept 2020
Official Selection
Minikino Filmweek, ID, 04–12 Sept 2020
Official Selection
Indie AniFest, KR, 17–22 Sept 2020
Swiss Focus
Chaniartoon Int. Comic & Animation Festival, GR, 11–20 Sept 2020
Official Selection
Seoul Int. Food Film Festival, KR, 18–23 Sept 2020
Tasty Short Film Competition
World Festival of Animated Film in Varna, BU, 09–13 Sept 2020
Official Selection
Int. Shortfilm Festival of Cyprus, CY, 10–16 Oct 2020
Words on Film program
StopTrik IFF, SI: 08-11 Oct 2020, PL: 06–08 Nov 2020
International Stop Motion Competition
FAB Festival of Animation Berlin, D, 09–11 Oct 2020
International Competition
Animafilm Int. Animation Festival, AZ, 14–18 Oct 2020
Main Competition
Edinburgh Int. Film Festival, UK, 2020
Official Selection (Festival cancelled due to Covid19)
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival, USA, 23–30 Oct 2020
Official Selection
Balkanima, RS, 20–25 Oct 2020
Main Competition
Banjaluka Int. Animated Film Festival, BH, 24–28 Oct 2020
Panorama
Filem'On, BE, 28 Oct – 07 Nov 2020
International Competition
Spark Animation Festival, CA, 29 Oct – 08 Nov 2020
Official Selection
TIFF - Tatsuno International Film Festival, JP, 21-29 Nov 2020
Main Competition
ANIMASIVO - Festival Internacional de Animación, MX, 25–29 Nov 2020
International Competition

AniMate - Australia Animation Festival, AU, 20 Feb 2021
Official Selection