Based on a true story set in 17th century Latvia, The Rose of Turaida tells of the tragedy of a beautiful young woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice for love and honour.

Just beginning the festival circuit, this film is made completely using only computer generated particles all contained in a single 6 minute shot. It builds on a foundation of a traditional sand animation style into something much more dynamic and uniquely beautiful. Find out more at:
theroseofturaida.com

Written, directed and animated by Ryan Grobins
Music composed by Nicole Brady

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· Awards and Nominations
Kingston NY Film Festival - Best Animation
Uncanny Valley Animation Festival - Best Animation
The Snake Alley Festival of Film - Best Animation
Barossa Film Festival - Best Animation
FirstGlance Fall 2013 Short Online Contest - Winner
Amsterdam Film Festival - Special Jury Prize, World Cinema Animation
Canada International Film Festival - Rising Star Award
Campfire Film Festival - Best History, Geography, Economics & Business
Australian Effects and Animation Festival - Silver Medal
Los Angeles Movie Awards - Honourable Mention
Santa Monica Independent Film Festival - Honourable Mention

· Selections
New Media Film Festival - 10th to 11th June, 2014 - USA
High Desert International Film Festival - 22nd to 25th May, 2014 - USA
South Australian Screen Awards - 16th to 25th May, 2014 - Australia
Northwest Animation Festival - 12th to 18th May, 2014 - USA
First Glance Film Festival Los Angeles - 4th to 6th April, 2014 - USA
Athens Animfest - 13th to 19th March, 2014 - Greece
Byron Bay International Film Festival - 28th February to 9th March, 2014 - Australia
Washington DC Independent Film Festival - 19th to 23rd February, 2014 - USA
Victoria Film Festival - 7th to 16th February, 2014 - Canada
Spokane International Film Festival - 23rd January to 1st February, 2014 - USA
Anchorage International Film Festival - 6th to 15th December, 2013 - USA
ATOM Awards - 28th November, 2013 - Australia
Foyle Film Festival - 20th to 24th November, 2013 - Ireland
St. Louis International Film Festival - 14th to 24th November, 2013 - USA
CutOut Fest - 14th to 16th November, 2013 - Mexico
Libélula Animation Festival - 13th to 15th November, 2013 - Spain
Expotoons - 13th to 15th November, 2013 - Argentina
Cinanima - 11th to 17th November, 2013 - Portugal
Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival - 9th November, 2013 - USA
Miami Short Film Festival - 8th to 15th November, 2013 - USA
River's Edge International Film Festival - 7th to 10th November, 2013 - USA
Route 66 International Film Festival - 1st to 2nd November, 2013 - USA
Golden Orchid International Animation Festival - 1st to 3rd November, 2013 - USA
Animae Caribe Animation and New Media Festival - 28th October to 2nd November, 2013 - Trinidad and Tobago
Savannah Film Festival - 26th October to 2nd November, 2013 - USA
Crystal Palace International Film Festival - 25th October to 8th November, 2013 - UK
Barossa Film Festival - 25th to 26th October, 2013 - Australia
Bideodromo Internacional Experimental Film and Video Festival - 24th October to 8th November, 2013 - Spain
Kuandu International Animation Festival - 20th to 26th October, 2013 - Taiwan
DOCartoon - 18th to 20th October, 2013 - Italy
SoDak Animation Festival - 17th to 19th October, 2013 - USA
Anima-Sao - Festival Internacional de Animación de São Gonçalo - 17th to 18th October, 2013 - Brazil
Blackrock Animation Film Festival - 11th to 12th October, 2013 - Ireland
Kansas International Film Festival - 4th to 10th October, 2013 - USA
Indie Spirit Film Festival - 3rd to 6th October, 2013 - USA
Kinofest - 27th to 29th September, 2013 - Romania
Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival - 27th to 29th September, 2013 - USA
Roseville Animation Festival - 27th to 28th September, 2013 - USA
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival - 20th to 22nd September, 2013 - USA
Santa Monica Independent Film Festival - 19th to 21st September, 2013 - USA
Catalina Film Festival - 18th to 22nd September, 2013 - USA
MAPA Animation Celebration - 7th September, 2013 - USA
Cincinnati Film Festival - 6th to 14th September, 2013 - USA
FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia - 6th to 8th September, 2013 - USA
Animanima - 5th to 8th September, 2013 - Serbia
Croq'Anime - 5th to 8th September, 2013 - France
Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival - 30th August to 2nd September, 2013 - USA
CinéfestOZ Film Festival - 21st to 25th August, 2013 - Australia
Australian Effects and Animation Festival - 21st August, 2013 - Australia
Animation Block Party - 25th to 28th July, 2013 - USA
ACM SIGGRAPH's Electronic Theater - 21st to 25th July, 2013 - USA
...and more!

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