Fabio Friedli – In a Nutshell
Fabio Friedli’s latest short In a Nut Shell screens opening night (June 20) at the 2017 Palm Springs Shortfest. From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse, Fabio’s work is an attempt to capture the world in a nutshell. The animation artist arranged a web of connections to encompass the beauty and contradictory nature of life and sums it all up in a six minutes. A breath-taking kaleidoscope of associations posits what kind of world we live in, from a dildo to meat products, from a nut to a bomb. Fabio’s merciless dose of sensory overload gets right to the heart of our current zeitgeist.
In a Nutshell won the Jury Award for Best Animation (Animated Eye Award) at Aspen Shortsfest in 2017, with the jury stating: “this stream of consciousness collage is masterfully observational, rhythmic and unique in its use of sound and visuals. The filmmaker uses his rapid-fire medium to remind us that life is always at once both universal and individual.” His previous short Bon Voyage (2012) won the Amnesty International Award at IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival in 2012 and was nominated for the Swiss Film Prize in 2013. Fabio Friedli was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1986, he has been a freelance filmmaker and musician since 2009. He graduated from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) with a degree in animation in 2011.
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