Facing It by Sam Gainsborough

Shaun always feels separate and isolated from the confident, happy world around him.

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Facing It by Sam Gainsborough from Sam Gainsborough on Vimeo.

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“Facing It” is this week’s Staff Pick Premiere. Read more about it on the Vimeo Blog: vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-premiere-facing-it-by-sam-gainsborough/

Watch the behind the scenes film here: vimeo.com/290238733

Shaun always feels separate and isolated from the confident, happy world around him. Whilst waiting for his parents in a busy pub, Shaun struggles valiantly to join in with the admirably happy people in the crowd, but the more he tries, the more he goes awry. As everything in the pub goes from bad to worse, Shaun finds himself confronted by the painful memories that made him who he is. His feelings, memories and desires overwhelm him and by the end of the evening, he is ready to explode…

SELECT FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Annie Award Nomination – Best Student Film
Animafest Zagreb – Dušan Vukotić Award for the best student film 2018
Animage International Animation Festival – Grand Prix Winner 2018
Animage International Animation Festival – Audience Award Winner 2018
Ottawa International Animation Festival – Audience Award Winner 2018
KLIK, Amsterdam International Animation Festival – Audience Award Winner 2018
Manchester Animation Festival – Audience Award Winner 2018
KROK Festival of Animated Films – Jury Diploma Award Winner 2018
Viborg Animation Festival – Best Student Film Winner 2018
British Independent Film Awards – Longlist for Best Short Film 2018
MPSE Golden Reel Award – Best Student Film
Festival Internacional de stop motion Our Fest – Best International Short 2019
7eme Lune Festival – Best Animation 2019
Ars Electronica – Prixar Award Honorary Mention 2019
River Film Festival Italy – Golden River Award for best Animation 2019
River Film Festival Italy – Audience Award 2019
Lille Festival – First International Prize 2019
London International Animation Festival – Audience Award in Category
London International Animation Festival – Honourable Mention 2018
Video Hackers Film Festival, Italy – Best In Show Award 2018
Video Hackers Film Festival, Italy – Best Animation Award 2018
Big Cartoon Festival Moscow – Best Short Film – 3rd Place 2018
Student Widescreen Film of the Year – Best Film Winner 2018
Russian Indie Film Festival – Audience Award 2019
Russian Indie Film Festival – Peter Pan Award 2019
View Conference – View Award Winner 2019
IMDB – New Filmmaker of the Year award Finalist 2019
Annecy – Official Selection 2018
Aspen Shortsfest – Official Selection 2019
SXSW – Official Selection 2019

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