Bullet Time Wins at NFMLA
April 4, 2019
Animated short film Bullet Time, directed by Frodo Kuipers and produced by Merlijn Passier, has won the 2019 Best of NFMLA Award for Animated Short Film.
NewFilmMakers Los Angeles hosts monthly film festivals that present screenings of shorts, documentaries and feature films that have been submitted from all over the world. Once a year, NFMLA presents the Best of NFMLA Awards for the best films shown in the previous years’ monthly film festivals.
Bullet Time was the Dutch submission for the Animated Short Film category at the 2018 Oscars. The animated short has won several awards, including Best Animated Film at FilmQuest Film Festival in Utah (2018) and Best Short Film at the 2017 Festival Internacional de Cine de Madrid.
In Bullet Time, two cowboys face each other in a good-old-fashioned shootout at a desolate street in a small village in the Old West. But when both of the colts fire their deadly bullets, the bullets fall in love with each other and forget what they are supposed to do.
Frodo Kuipers (1976) graduated in 2001 at the KASK in Ghent (Belgium) with his internationally awarded short animated film Antipoden (a.o. Grand Prix de la Communaute Flamande at Anima Brussels 2002). At the Netherlands Institute for Animation (NIAf), he created two short animated films: Street and Shipwrecked (both 2005). Shipwrecked was selected for several leading (animation) film festivals and for Ron Diamonds (ACME) 8th Animation Show of Shows. Since 2005 Frodo has been steadily expanding his oeuvre, including award-winning short films such as Bricks (2010) and Fata Morgana (2011).
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Festival distribution: KLIK Distribution Service
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