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'Xemoland' from Sundance Film Festival 2011

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'Xemoland' from Sundance Film Festival 2011

Postby Charles » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:07 pm

Don't know how far or to what extent animation makes up the Sundance Festival, but this film is being featured through their YouTube channel.

Xemoland is set in the early '90s. It's the story of a seven-year-old boy who is led to believe there is a portal to an alternate reality where all his dreams come true. However, the boy quickly realizes that Xemoland is not the place of his dreams, but of his nightmares.

From the YouTube write-up...

Programmer's Note: Up-and-coming animator Daniel Cardenas's autobiographical nostalgia piece is sure to please and astound anyone who grew up in the early 1990s, especially those who remember the very specific torture that can only be inflicted by teenage older brothers. Complemented by a seamlessly flowing, cartoon-style visual approach that puts the viewer at ease, "Xemoland" effortlessly captures the spirit and imagination of what it's like to be a kid at that age with a kind of wit and wisdom that captivated the short-film programmers. Be sure to check out Cardenas's online web series at http://slothvision.com/ for more inventive animated creations.

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Re: 'Xemoland' from Sundance Film Festival 2011

Postby Charles » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:49 am

There are indeed times when the AN Forums are the first to publish animation news, developments and content that one would normally expect to see at the blogs and sites that are set up for that.

Such is the case with Xemoland.

Good to see some animated projects coming to light at the Sundance Film Festival. It's a venue that can be developed further for animation.

If you're into submitting films for festivals, Sundance is an exceptional one. Think about it for next year.
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