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MALARIA • SHORT FILM

The One Show Screen | Best Animation • Los Angeles shorts fest | Official Selection • Official Selection of Athens International Film + Video Festival • The Disposable Film Festival San Francisco • Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival • Rhode Island International film Festival • Official selection Milano Independent Film Festival - Best Animation • Official selection AnimaMundi São Paulo 2013 • 24º São Paulo International Short Film Festival • Vimeo Staff Pick @SxSW.

The One Show Screen | Best Animation • Los Angeles shorts fest | Official Selection • Official Selection of Athens International Film + Video Festival • The Disposable Film Festival San Francisco • Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival • Rhode Island International film Festival • Official selection Milano Independent Film Festival - Best Animation • Official selection AnimaMundi São Paulo 2013 • 24º São Paulo International Short Film Festival • Vimeo Staff Pick @SxSW.

Malária is a short film THAT COMBINES ORIGAMI, KIRIGAMI, TIME LAPSE, NANKIN, ILLUSTRATION, COMIC BOOKS AND WESTERN CINEMA.
 

The film opens with a shot of a wooden table. Disembodied hands pull a strip of paper with a drawing of the interior of a bar. The paper stops when a seated character reaches the left side of the screen. The hands form a frame around the character as a clue that the camera will move in closer. Another piece of paper falls down mimicking an edit. The character, an aged, asperous, western cowboy, sits alone, drinking. His eyes barely see through his long brimmed hat. The man reads a book at the table. A second character is presented in the next frame. He is also dressed in cowboy attire and slams a gun onto the table. Audio of this action is illustrated with comic-book lettering and heard in sound effect. The hands pull a book into frame, covering the previous drawings. Opening the book reveals the contents of the book the main character reads. Names and times are listed. The second character sits. As they speak, the main character’s true identity is revealed.

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