Hant Quij Cöipaxi Hac (The Creation of The World)

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Seri Indigenous non-tangible heritage ventures into animation
12 Oct-15 Nov worldwide. Seri Indigenous children and Elders integrated an Animation Laboratory where they studied cave art, ancient songs and oral accounts from the past. A contemporary Seri uprising started with a cinematic adaptation of the creation story. Original language Cmiique Iitom (Seri).

AWARDS

  • Best Animated Short Film at the 8th Festival do Filme Insurgente Cinecipó, Belo Horizonte, Brasil. December, 2019.
  • Award to the Best Animation, Miradas Nacionales category, at the International Film Festival of Suacha FicXue, Soacha, Colombia. December, 2019.
  • Special Prize for the Best Ethnic Film at KinoDUEL International Film Festival, Minsk, Belarus. November, 2019.
  • Kent Monkman Award to the Best Experimental Work at the 20th ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada. October, 2019.
  • Award to the best Jr. School Short Film at New Mexico Route 66 Film Festival, Moriarty, U.S.A. September, 2019.
  • Award to the best animation at Kinomorphia Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria. May, 2019.
  • Award to the best Direction at the Competition of Short Films from Sonora and the Border, Festival Internacional de Cine Álamos Mágico, Álamos, México. March, 2019.
  • Award to the best animated short from the category “America” at the 2da Muestra de Cortometraje Solidario y Sensibilización MUICORTOS 2019, Ciudad Real, Spain, February, 2019.

Honorable and Special Mentions:


  • Highly Commended, First Nations Category, Canberra Short Film Festival, Canberra, Australia. September, 2019.
  • Special Mention of the Jury, Category “Short Films Made by Children”, IV Film Festival of Animation from Latin America  Ánima Latina 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Julio, 2019.
  • Honorable Jury Mention at the 8th Bangalore Short Film Festival, Bangalore, India. June, 2019. 
  • Honorable Jury Mention at the 3rd Indian World Film Festival, Hyderabad, India. March. 2019.

Nominations:

  • Best Animated Short Award at the 24th Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards - The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema, Woodland Hills, E.U.A. November, 2019.
  • Nominado al Premio Shawash Ilihi a la mejor película indígena  9º McMinnville Short Film Festival, McMinnville, U.S.A. February, 2020.
  • Ariel Award for Best Animated Short, 62nd Ariel Awards AMACC (Mexican Academy of Cinematic Arts and Ciences). August, 2020.
  • Nuuk International Film Festival Jury Award to the Best Short Film, Nuuk, Greenland. August, 2020.



Director Bio:
Antonio Coello studied film in Mexico, Spain, and Cuba. His work is dedicated to the exploration of cultural diversity through anthropological observation and a sense of humour.

He has received several grants supporting his creative work as well as awards to his short films. He is currently working on 'Seven Edges', his first full-length feature film.

Credits

Directed by Antonio Coello

Written by Laboratorio de animación seri

Production Company La Sombra Negra

Produced by Antonio Coello

Cast Hant Caai - Manuel Monroy
Sea Shell and Woman by the beach - Sofía Romero
Whale - Kenia Estrella
Green Sea-Turtle - Orlando Montaño
Spider and Yellowish Man - Kevin Estrella
Narrators - Ángela Comitto
Darleen Romero
Yahir Morales
Kenia Estrella

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