NIEBLA (Fog)
Short Film | México-Spain | 8 min. | 2d/3d digital

As in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magic-realist novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, Niebla's precise setting is uncertain—somewhere in rural Latin America—and the story's narrator is El Pep, an old man being interviewed in his living room by a documentary film crew about the mysterious fog of the title and the resulting visitation by a strange flock of flying sheep. "The character is strongly based on my grandmother," Ramos says. "She was a very complex person, with many frustrations in life. She was born during the Mexican Revolution, so she experienced a lack of material possessions throughout her life. But she was also very kind and loving with her family (well..., most of the time). She was a combination of marked strenghs and weaknesses. At the end of her life, she suffered from dementia. 'My mind is leaving me,' she used to say, distressed, when she noticed. The only moments we could communicate with her were when we asked her about her past life. Those memories were the last to vanish."
Review by Taylor Jessen, Animation World Network.

DIRECTION
Emilio Ramos

ANIMATION / DESIGN / ILUSTRATION
Emilio Ramos
María del Mar Hernández
Jordi Codina

MUSIC
Leo Heiblum

SCRIPT
María del Mar Hernández
Jordi Codina
Emilio Ramos

OLD MAN'S VOICE
Josep Codina

RENDER
Irakli Kublashvili

STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
Rocío Ramos
Santiago Garcés

CREDITS DESIGN
Diana López Font

PRODUCTION
Producciones Atotonilco, Mexico City
Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona
atotonilcoestudio.com
producciones.atotonilco@gmail.com

AWARDS
Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2006: SPECIAL JURY PRIZE. SICAF 2007 (South Korea): SPECIAL DISTINCTION. Virtuality Conference Student Competition (Italy): SPECIAL JURY PRIZE. Festival de Cine de Guadalajara (Mex): 1st IBEROAMERICAN ANIMATION PRIZE. Art Futura 2006 (Spain): AUDIENCE & 1st JURY PRIZE. Animatu 2007 (Portugal): GRAND PRIZE. Animanima 07 (Serbia): GRAND JURY´S SPECIAL MENTION. Barcelona VisualSound (Spain): 1st ANIMATION PRIZE. Boulder Int. Film Festival (USA): BEST ANIMATION FILM. SICARM 2006 (Spain): ACCESIT PRIZE. Festival del cine en las calles (Mex): 1st ANIMATION PRIZE. Curtmetratges Mas Sorrer (Spain): BEST CATALAN SHORT FILM. I Castelli Animati 2007 (Italy): BEST FIRST FILM.

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