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  • The aesthetics of being disappeared part 1.

    Wednesday Kim

    Isolation is been a part of my life.
    Since I moved out from big city, my isolation began.
    And I became more awkward in social life.
    Yes, awkwardness in social life.
    Relay on online. Feels more real in online.
    Hey, I rather be online.
    The gap between social media and real life...

  • Division Series

    Kim Hokwon

    Prime Minister Abe goes into KFC(Kennedy Fried Chicken) stores to buy chicken, but chicken is already sold out. At the next table, presidents from various countries start playing cards to win the last chicken basket.

  • Out of Bounds

    Franz Impler

    The character of a tennis video game is drifting out of his own game into an out-of-bounds world. Searching for his lost tennis-racket he finds himself in a trip trough a surreal video game world. The short film discovers the arbitrariness of boundaries and rules and deals with the ...

  • Body Keeps the Score

    Joo Young Lee

    In Lee’s computer-generated animation Body Keeps the Score (2019), street pigeons become a center of the narrative. The pigeons are not abject and despised birds anymore, but a symbol for resilience and witnesses to normalized deaths. With reference to both Calvino’s Invisible Citi...

  • out of isolation came forth light

    Tizzy Canucci

    Video art combining visual and sound, a machinima made within Second Life that brings together the work of several artists. The location is the installation 'Isolation' by CapCat Ragu at Ribong Gallery Artspace 1789, which represents the minimalising containment of lockdown and iso...

  • Virtualized

    Dagmar Schürrer

    Dagmar Schürrer's two-part video work VIRTUALIZED captivates through its materiality without being material. It seduces through its haptic without being tangible. She disturbs with organic forms and sounds that are largely artificial. The artist's focus is on the virtual, which, ...

  • Trepanation

    Nick Flaherty
    Supernova Competition 2020 Honorable Mention

    What was once familiar is now unrecognizable. All previous desires are overshadowed by the need to disappear completely.

  • Metro6

    Geoff Hecht
    Supernova Competition 2020 Honorable Mention

    Today is an important day for Zak, but everything is going horribly wrong. (When his car won’t start), he has no choice but to use public transportation. During his 8-minute bus ride, Zak goes through a deeply personal metamorphosis and co...

  • Tanuki and Tangerine

    Yibo Xu
    Honorable Mention in Supernova Student Shorts program

    In order to make a living, a red panda who comes to Tanuki City decides to change his identity. Even though he turns into a tanuki, there are still unforgettable memories deep down in his heart.

    Artist Bio:
    Yibo Xu, a 2020-graduate ...

  • The Last Page of Summer

    Tim Ross
    Supernova Competition 2020 Honorable Mention

    The film is a period piece which shows the sunny side of the 60s through the eyes of a local Sunshine Pop band who have songs on the radio, but have never broken out of the local scene. This starts out as a "day in the life" view of the band ...

  • NEARSIDERS

    Wyatt Hall and Kaz Fantone
    Honorable Mention in Supernova Student Shorts program

    NEARSIDERS features Max and Alan, treasure hunters in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, caught in a breakneck chase for earth's most delicious devourable.

    Directors' Statement:
    "It’s been a fantastic experience to cre...

  • Jealousy

    Kimberly Burleigh
    Director's Choice Award of Distinction 2020

    Jealousy is an experimental 3D animation. It features an elemental digital construction of the plantation house meticulously described in the seminal 1957 novel La Jalousie by French writer Robbe-Grillet. No characters are depicted in...

  • A HOLE

    Molly Murphy
    Honorable Mention World on Fire Program 2020

    The world is about to be swallowed by a black hole. Meteorites fall from the sky, ocean waves take on enormous new heights, and chaos abounds in city streets as people confront their looming demise. The world turns to wealthy entrepreneur...

  • Quaranteen - A tale of confinement

    Gustavo Carreiro / Favo Studio
    Honorable Mention World on Fire Program 2020

    Puberty is a peculiar time, characterised by enormous changes, insecurities and questionable choices. Now imagine if you add a global virus to the mix.

  • Identity Crisis

    Nat Nichols
    Grand Prize award winner Student Shorts Competition 2020

    A cyborg named Scott is looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, but not all is well in this futuristic city when he finds his own picture on a wanted poster...

    Artist Bio:
    "Hi! My name is Natalie Nichols, but you may kno...

  • Interview with Sine Özbilge

    Sine Özbilge is the winner of Supernova 2020's coveted Grand Prize Award in the Competition program, for her delirious animation #21xoxo

    Festival Founder and Creative Director Ivar Zeile caught up with Sine shortly following the announcement of the award.

  • Theo Tw'awki (Chapter One)

    Sean Capone
    Honorable Mention World on Fire Program 2020

    A cartoon virus delivers an upbeat philosophic monologue from deep inside the microbiological realm.

  • Interview with Sarah Banks

    A discussion with Sarah Banks, Director of "I think god is a cloud," one of the Silent Screen compositions for Supernova 2020, as well as "Tunnel of Love" from the program Space Dust curated by Snow Yunxue Fu.

  • Inattention

    Raquel Meyers
    2nd Place Award winner World on Fire Program 2020

    ‘Inattention’ is a #Teletext based animation made at the Residency Irudika 2020 and, it was finished in confinement on May 3, 2020, in Angoulême.
    This project has been possible thanks to the collaboration of Acción Cultural Española...

  • Lizard Ladder

    Ted Wiggin
    3rd Place Award Winner Supernova Competition 2020

    Animals encounter a ball that gives magical powers and sows conflict between them.

    Artist Bio:
    Ted makes short films and software for animation. He strives to create new techniques through custom software and to explore their express...

  • STÖMOL

    Huckleberry Hax
    2nd Place Award Winner Supernova Competition 2020

    In a future where the climate has collapsed, a bounty hunter is hired to find a missing coder with the skills to access the forbidden media files that will show what actually happened to the planet. STÖMOL is a movie filmed enti...

  • 2020 Supernova Award Winners!

    Watch to find out who won

    Supernova congratulates the award winners in this year's festival in the following categories:

    Annual competition
    World on Fire
    Director's Choice
    Student Shorts
    Gifathon

  • Average Happiness

    Maja GEHRIG
    Grand Prize Award Winner World on Fire Program 2020

    During a PowerPoint presentation, statistical diagrams are breaking free from the strait-jacket of their coordinates. A trip into the sensual world of statistics begins. Pie charts are melting, arrow diagrams twisting, scatter plots...

  • #21XOXO

    Sine Özbilge
    Grand Prize Award Winner Supernova Competition 2020

    21XOXO is a surreal and humorous reflection on the 21th century youth. The story is about a girl and her online search for love in times of social media, speed dating, cyberlove, hipster culture and post-net attitudes. The protago...