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Journey Birds

Personal stories fuse together as man and bird in a cinematic commentary on immigration.

An animated documentary by Daphna Awadish.

Music: Ady Cohen

Sound design: Erez Eyni

Graphic design: Danielle Peleg

Vimeo Staff Pick

Awards and Festivals

Mobile Motion Film Festival, Switzerland:

Grand Jury Award

Best animation

Honorable Mention from the 2015 Anim!Arte - 12th International Student Animation Festival of Brazil

"Best Short - Student" award, Traveling Shorts Film Festival, Italy.

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany

Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel

Cinema Jove, Spain

Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia

dokumentART - European Film Festival for Documentaries, Germany

Lisbon International Film Festival, Portugal

Cartoons on the Bay, Italy

FILMFEST DRESDEN, Germany

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, The Netherlands

13th IAWRT Asian Women's film festival, India

Erarta MOTION PICTURES. International Festival of Shorts about Paintings, Russia

International Tour Film Festival, Italy

Premio Cinematografico Palena, Italy

Madeira Film Festival, Portugal

STIFF Student International Film Festival. Croatia

LINOLEUM International Contemporary Animation and Media-Art Festival, Ukraine

14th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria

Cut Out festival, Mexico

ALTER-NATIVE 24 International Short Film Festival, Romania

Olympia Int'l Film Festival for Children and Young People, Greece

San Diego Jewish Film Festival, USA

Miami Jewish Film Festival, USA

Locomoción, Mexico

Malmös Exilfilmfestival, Sweden

Black Movie International independent film Festival, Geneva

MÓNFILMAT FESTIVAL, spain

International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival, Turkey

Jacksonville Documentary Film Festival, USA

Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films, Czech Republic

Roma Cinema Doc, Italy

The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Israel

DC independent film festival, USA

Second Asia International (Wenzhou) Youth Short-Film Exhibition, China

9th CMS International Children’s Film Festival, India

A-FestFilmROZAFA festival, Albania

Moscow Jewish Film Festival, Russia

Lanterna Mágica’s International, Brazil

Monsoon Asia Film Festival, Taiwan

Animaphix - International Festival of Animated Film, Italy

UK jewish film festival, UK

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada

Factual Animation Film Festival, UK

Solar World Cinema, Malta

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