Neo-Archetypes & Hyper-Unrealism

Hello Bambi

The Seven Dwarves, Hello Bambi, Snow White, Darth Vader, Thomas the Train and Miffy.

Written & directed by Faiyaz Jafri.
Music: Piano Sonata No. 2: Marche funebre written by Frederic Chopin respectfully assaulted by Faiyaz Jafri.

Synopsis: Snow White’s final dream on her way to the emergency room.

Visit the “Hello Bambi” IMDb page, click here.

Awards:
Winner Best Animation, Big Apple Film Festival, New York, USA (2011)
Third Price Animated Film, The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA (2011)
Best Edited Animated Film, The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA (2011)
Honorable Mention, Queens World Film Festival, Queens, USA (2012)
Finalist, Los Angeles Animation Festival, Los Angeles, USA (2012)

Official Selection:
The Bornshorts Film Festival, Bornholm, Denmark (2011)
Atlanta Shortfest, Atlanta, USA (2011)
Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Atlanta, USA (2011)
Anim’est, Bucharest, Romania (2011)
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival, Banjaluka, Bosnia (2011)
Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, UK (2011)
Pictoplasma, Berlin, Germany (2012)
AniFest, Prague, Czech Republic (2012)
Chile Monos, Santiago, Chile (2012)
The Pineapple Underground Film Festival, Hong Kong (2012)
Scratch! International Animation Film Festival, Lecce, Italy (2012)
New Filmmakers, New York, USA (2012)
Fantasia, Montreal, Canada (2012)
British Animation Film Festival, London, UK (2012)
Mumia, Belo Horizonte, Brasil (2012)
Priverno, Italy (2012)
Animaldiçoados, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (2012)
Kinofest, Bucharest, Romania (2012)
Cutout Fest, Querétaro, Mexico(2012)
Kunstfilmtag, Cologne, Germany (2012)
K3, Villach, Austria (2012)
Klik!, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2012)
Golden Kuker, Sofia, Bulgaria (2013)
Fest Anca, Bratislava, Slovakia (2013)

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News & Upcoming Events

• The North American Premiere of Miller Fisher will take place at the 2017 Brooklyn Film Festival, Brooklyn, USA (June 2 – 11)

• The North American Premiere of Miller Fisher will take place at the 2017 Brooklyn Film Festival, Brooklyn, USA (June 2 - 11)

• Faiyaz Jafri will speak at the Animation & Memory: International Conference, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (June 22 – 23, 2017)

• Faiyaz Jafri to be one of the jurors at the second edition of Supernova Outdoor Festival of Digital Animation and Art together with Raquel Meyers and Peter Burr. (Sept 22 – 23, 2017)

• Sway has been selected for the international Animation Avantgarde competition at VIS Vienna Shorts 2017 (June 1 – 6, 2017, Vienna, Austria)

• Sway has been selected for the international Animation Avantgarde competition at VIS Vienna Shorts 2017 (June 1 - 6, 2017, Vienna, Austria)

• Mobile Fawn returns to Hong Kong to be part of the K11 Art Mall exhibit ME:MILLENNIALS (March 21 – May 21, 2017)

Mobile Fawn returns to Hong Kong to be part of the K11 Art Mall exhibit ME:MILLENNIALS (March 21 - May 21, 2017)

• Miller Fisher has been selected at the 2017 Athens Animfest (March 16 – 22, 2017)

Miller Fisher has been selected at the 2017 Athens Animfest (March 16 - 22, 2017)

• Miller Fisher has been selected for the International competition for abstract and non-narrative animation of International Festival of Animated Films ANIFILM 2017, Trebon, Czech Republic (May 2 – 7, 2017)

• Miller Fisher has been selected for the International competition for abstract and non-narrative animation of International Festival of Animated Films ANIFILM 2017, Trebon, Czech Republic (May 2 - 7, 2017)

• This Ain’t Disneyland  & Sway screen at FILE, São Paulo, Brazil  (July 17 – Sep 3, 2017)

This Ain't Disneyland & Sway screens at FILE, São Paulo, Brazil (July 17 - Sep 3, 2017)

This Ain't Disneyland & Sway screens at FILE, São Paulo, Brazil (July 17 - Sep 3, 2017)

Miller Fisher premieres at Holland Animation Film Festival (March 22 – 26, 2017)

Miller Fisher premieres at Holland Animation Film Festival (March 22 - 26, 2017)

• This Ain’t Disneyland screens at Filmfest Dresden  (April 4 – 9, 2017)

• This Ain’t Disneyland screens at Short Waves Festival (March 21 – 26, 2017)

This Ain't Disneyland screens at Short Waves Festival (March 21 - 26, 2017)

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Disconnector screens at the 8th Cairo Video Festival (Feb 5 - 28, 2017)

• This Ain’t Disneyland screens at the 28th Istanbul International Short Film Festival (Dec 14 – 21, 2016)

This Ain't Disneyland screens at the 28th Istanbul International Short Film Festival (Dec 14 - 21, 2016)

• This Ain’t Disneyland to be shown at Fantastic Planet, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival Shorts Program 6: Amazing Animations (Dec 4, 2:00pm, 2016)

This Ain't Disneyland to be shown at Fantastic Planet, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival Shorts Program 6: Amazing Animations (Dec 4, 2:00pm, 2016)

• This Ain’t Disneyland selected to screen at VideoBabel, Cusco, Peru (Nov 21 – 25, 2016)

This Ain't Disneyland selected to screen at VideoBabel, Cusco, Peru (Nov 21 - 25, 2016)

• This Ain’t Disneyland to be shown at the 2nd Pori Film Festival, Pori, Finland (Nov 23 – 27, 2016)

• This Ain't Disneyland to be shown at the 2nd Pori Film Festival, Pori, Finland (Nov 23 - 27, 2016)

• This Ain’t Disneyland has been selected to the brand new Shut up! Competition at the 18th edition of the International animation film festival Animated Dreams. The festival is part of the Black Nights Film Festival and will be held in Tallinn, Estonia (Nov 16 – 20, 2016)

 This Ain't Disneyland has been selected to the brand new Shut up! Competition at the 18th edition of the International animation film festival Animated Dreams. The festival is part of the Black Nights Film Festival and will be held in Tallinn, Estonia (Nov 16 - 20, 2016)

• This Ain’t Disneyland selected at DOK Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (Nov 3, 4, 6,  2016)

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• This Ain’t Disneyland screens at the St. Louis International Film Festival, St. Louis, USA (Nov 3 – 13, 2016)

This Ain't Disneyland screens at the St. Louis International Film Festival, St. Louis, USA (Nov 3 - 13, 2016)

• This Ain’t Disneyland screens at Locomoción Experimental Animation Festival, Mexico City, Mexico (Oct 28 – 30, 2016)

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• This Ain’t Disneyland screens at Banjaluka International Animated Festival, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Oct 23 – 28, 2016)

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• This Ain’t Disneyland screens at the Dracula Film Festival, Brasov, Romania (Oct 12 – 16, 2016)

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• This Ain’t Disneyland selected into the New York Film Week, New York, USA (Sep 28, 2016)

• This Ain't Disneyland selected into the New York Film Week, New York, USA (Sep 28, 2016)

• Disconnector screens at the Manhattan Independent Film Festival, New York, USA (Oct 7 – 8, 2016)

Disconnector screens at the Manhattan Independent Film Festival, New York, USA (Oct 7 - 8, 2016)

• This Ain’t Disneyland screens at CutOut Fest, Querétaro, Mexico (Nov 17 – 20, 2016)

• This Ain't Disneyland screens at CutOut Fest, Querétaro, Mexico (Nov 17 - 20, 2016)

• This Ain’t Disneyland screens at the 22nd Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, USA (Nov 9 – 13, 2016)

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• This Ain't Disneyland and Sway to screen at the Boston Short Film Festival, Boston, USA (Oct 10 - 13, 2016)

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Sway wins the NEW VISION AWARD at the Verona International Film Festival 2016.

Sway wins the NEW VISION AWARD at the Verona International Film Festival 2016.

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• Sway has been selected as a Semi-Finalist at the 39th Elche International Independent Film Festival (July 2016, Alicante , Spain)

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• This Ain’t Disneyland at VIS – Vienna Independent Shorts Filmfestival 2016, selected for the international ANIMATION AVANT-GARDE competition (May 25 – May 31, 2016, Vienna, Austria)

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• This Ain’t Disneyland at the Cannes Short Film Corner (May 16 – May 22, 2016, Cannes, France)

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