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Monday, May 18, 2009

A Polish Winter showing in Geauga Ohio film festival

Hi there!

Our short 3D animated film "A Polish Winter" is screening at the inaugural
Geauga Film Festival .

Heres the press release from the festival:

", in cooperation with the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild, has selected the films for their inaugaual film festival June 9-14.

“We had over 70 films entered from all over the world” stated Greg Pribulsky, vice president of the Guild and committee chair for the festival. “It is great to see so many talent filmmakers wanting to show their work in our historic theater.”

A total of 44 films (both short and feature length) will be shown over the 6 day event starting on June 9-14. Films from as far away as Meath, Ireland, Los Angeles, California and Palm Bay, Florida were entered in this first film festival for the Geauga Lyric Theater organization.

“We had films from all over the US, Canada and even Ireland entered.” said Pribulsky. “I really am amazed at the quality of the work..."

We are delighted to have the film screen at this film festival which takes place in Ohio, USA.

A Polish Winter was written/directed/produced/animated/music composed by Shane Sheils and Paula Sheils.
It tells the story of a young boy who discovers an abandoned train cattle carriage in Eastern Europe. Upon entering inside and finding a discarded doll, memories are triggered of the Holocaust and the murder of countless children in Nazi death camps in occupied Poland.

The film was made using mostly Open Source software such as The Gimp, Blender 3d and Audacity.

For further information, you can view the making of this film on these websites:

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