Video for F5 Festival in NY

“When we where asked to make a video about happiness, we decided that we should take it from the very beginning, when it first appeared in the world.

We find happiness to be a very serious matter, definitely worthy of an awesome deity like Mahahula, an ancient gigantic infant rodent born from an alien space traveling seed that crash-landed on primordial earth. We wanted to depict happiness in all its glorious complexity: obscure, hard to find, huge and colorful. Is it more of a constant personal pursuit or is it a fortunate offering by others?

Mahahula came about with the sole purpose of spreading joy to the world, only there was no one around to hear her say so, as this was a long-long time ago. As we speak, she might or might not still be around warming our hearts for eternity.”​nomint


Direction: Christos Lefakis, Yannis Konstantinidis
Director’s Assistant: Marilena Vatseri
Concept: Christos Lefakis, Yannis Konstantinidis, Marilena Vatseri
Design: Yannis Konstantinidis, Christos Lefakis, Giorgos Xanthos
3D: Yannis Konstantinidis, Andreas Helmis
Animation / Compositing: Yannis Konstantinidis, Christos Lefakis, Marilena Vatseri, Manos Gerogiannis
Sound Design: Christos Lefakis
VO: Stan Robinowitz
EP: Aristotelis Michailidis

EP: Nicola Finn
Producer: Hannah Kluman

FITC 2012/ Festival International des Très Courts, Paris, France, May 2012
ANIMABASAURI-ANIMABASQUE 2012/ Basauri-Bizkaia International Animated Film Festival, Bilbao, May 2012
BACKUP 2012/ 14th Backup Festival, Wiemar, May 2012
SLAMDANCE 2012 / Slamdance Film Festival, Anarchy Shorts, Utah, USA, Jan 2012
LSFF 2012 / London Short Film Festival, London, Jan 2012
SFFSFF 2012 / Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival, Seattle, WA, Feb 2012
ANIMATEKA 2011 / International Animated Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Dec 2011
ONE DOT ZERO 2011 / Adventures in Motion, WOW & FLUTTER programme, London, Nov 2011
BITFILM 2011 / 12th Bitfilm Digital Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany, Oct 2011
FLIP 2011/ Flip International Animation Festival, Wolverhampton, UK, Oct 2011
ReAnimania 2011 / 3rd Yerevan International Animation Film Festival, Armenia, Sep 2011
ANIMASYROS 2011 / Animasyros 4.0 International Animation Festival and Forum, Greece, Sep 2011
CICDAF 2011 / 8th International Animation and Arts Festival, China, Aug 2011
FILE ANIMA+ 2011 / 12th Electronic International Language Festival, Sao Paolo, July 2011


Nominated for BEST ANIMATION / BBFF2012 Byron Bay International Film Festival 2012


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