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Nominated for

Best Animated Film

Directed by

Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma

10' • United States • 2020


No Dialogue

An emotionally haunting and visually beautiful experience, ‘Ciervo’ tells the story of a young girl who holds violence, submission, and independence in an uneasy balance as one morphs into the other.

Director's Bio: Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma is a freelance animator and fine artist who currently resides in New York. She received her BFA in Animation at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2020. As an artist and person, she finds it easier to express her emotions and feelings through visual mediums rather than words, making her work take on a very intimate and emotional quality overall. She enjoys making both 2D animation and stopmotion films, and often uses elements of mixed media in her films by combining traditional and digital elements. Her work as a whole ranges from fiction and fantastical to poetic and metaphorical, and often deals with memory and human interaction paired with themes of womanhood, family, and our relationship to the natural world.

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