Opening Night

Published on May 24, 2024
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A man reflects on formative conflicts from his past with optimism, gratitude, and a little music.

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Credits:

Animator, Director, Composer: Margaret Bialis
Sound Designer: Joey DeFabio
Voiceover Recordist: Brett Rossiter
Singers: Roy Curiale, Nicholas Kiepura, Jasmin Ralph, Nathan Herbst, Megan Luckett, Andrea Torres
Voice Actors: John Bialis, Tyler Merideth, Becky Keeshin

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Awards:

“BEST STUDENT FILM”: Animation Block Party 2018
“SPECIAL MENTION”: 54th Chicago International Film Festival
“BEST ANIMATED FILM”, “BEST SOUND DESIGN”, “AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD”, “JUDGE’S CHOICE AWARD”, “JURY AWARD”: DePaul University Premiere Film Festival
“STUDENT CHOICE AWARD”: Indie Shorts International Film Festival
“SEMIFINALIST”: Los Angeles Cinefest
“SPECIAL MENTION”: Global Shorts

Official Selections:

Animation Block Party 2018
ASIFA-South Animation Conference 2020
9th Africa International Film Festival 
Art All Night – Trenton: 7th Annual Film Festival
5th Art Color Digital Cinema IFF
42nd Big Muddy Film Festival
Cardiff Animation Nights December 2019
Chicago Feminist Film Festival 2019
54th Chicago International Film Festival
DePaul University Premiere Film Festival 2018
DC Shorts Film Festival 2018
1st Dumbo Film Festival
Encounters Film Festival 2019
Femme Filmmakers Festival 2019
Fest Anca 2019
Flatpack Film Festival 2019
Global Shorts 2019
Heartland International Film Festival 2018
Indie Memphis Film Festival 2018
Indie Shorts International Film Festival 2018
jellyFEST Film Festival 2019
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2018
KloosterKino 24th Edition
Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival 18th Edition
Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival 2020
Los Angeles Cinefest 2018
Malt Adult #10
Overmountain Animation Festival 2019
ReAnimania 11th Edition
Spring Weird Film Fest 2019
St. Louis International Film Festival 2019
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival 2019
Twin Falls Sandwiches Film Festival 2019

Extras:

Chicago Onscreen Film Festival: Chicago’s Movies in the Park 2019
Chicago International Film Festival Screening on WTTW Chicago, PBS
54th Chicago International Film Festival Education Screenings
KLIK! Midnight Madness Screening
KLIK!/KABOOK Midnight Madness Screening at Cartoon Saloon/Kilkenny Animated 2019
Malt Adult #8
Sinema Obscura Presents “Animation: Images Intended to Confound and Delight”
Purdue University “Best Of” Chicago Feminist Film Festival Screening
Sinema Obscura CANTV Series 2
Vimeo Staff Pick – BEST OF THE MONTH
Vimeo Staff Pick Director’s Commentary Screening

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