How To Catch a Bird is a stop motion short based on a childhood memory. It's the graduation film I made for my masters in animation at AKV St. Joost Breda.
When I was eight; my dad taught me how to fish. He told me to take the worm off the hook after fishing, but I had no idea why. After fishing I forgot about the worm and left it dangling on the hook. If I only knew then what the consequence of this action would be.
Animation by Vera van Wolferen
Music by Gerard van Wolferen
October 2013 Primanima, Hungary
November 2013 Libelula Animation Festival, Spain
November 2013 Animatiefestival Zwolle, Netherlands
December 2013 Animateka, Slovenia
March 2014 Fete de l’anim, France
March 2014 Disposable Film Fest, U.S.A.
March 2014 Holland Animation Film Festival, The Netherlands
April 2014 A/V Club Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 2014 Golden Kuker, Sofia
May 2014 Non Stop Animation Festival, Barcelona
May 2014 Bonsai Film Festival, Acqualagna, Italy
June 2014 Mo&Friese Children's Short Film Festival Hamburg
July 2014 Lago Film Fest, Lago Italy
July 2014 Barnafilmar - Animation for Children, Faroe Islands
September 2014 Balkan Film Food Festival
September 2014 Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, Canada
September 2014 Nederlands Film Festival, Netherlands
The RSA public events programme has launched RSA Shorts (thersa.org/events/rsashorts). This new series provides a snapshot of a big idea, blending voices from the RSA public events programme and the creative talents of illustrators and animators from around the world. It responds to the ever-increasing need for new ideas and inspiration in our busy lives and acts as a shot of 'mental espresso' to awaken the curiosity in all of us.
Nov 2015 MY HERO International Film Festival (Santa Monica, CA, US) WIN: 1st Place in the Informational Animation category
Oct 2015 EWAAC (London, UK/Kyoto, Japan) SHORTLISTED in online competition.
Jul 2015 Turbine Festival at the Tate Modern (London, UK) Official selection.
Jul 2015 Vimeo Staff Pick vimeo.com/81492863
Nov 2014 Bradford Animation Film Festival (Bradford, UK) Official selection The Short Shorts category.
Nov 2014 Klik (Amsterdam) Official selection.
Oct 2014 Association Of Illustrators Awards 2014 (London, UK) SHORTLISTED screened in Somerset House.
Oct 2014 London International Animation Festival (London, UK) Official selection.
Oct 2014 Anim’est (Bucharest, Romania) Official selection.
Sept 2014 Born Shorts (Bornholm, Denmark) Official selection.
Aug 2014 CineFringe (Edingburgh, Scotland) Official selection.
Jun 2014 She Says (London, UK) WIN: Industry award.
Jun 2014 Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (Toronto, Canada) Official selection.
Jun 2014 Long Day Short Film Festival (California, US) Official selection.
Apr 2014 Webby Awards WIN: Official honoree in animation category.
Mar 2014 Set the Scene (Bristol, UK) Official selection.
Jan 2014 London Short Film Festival (London, UK) Official selection.