'Paperplanes' is our second independent animated short film directed by Arvind Singh Jeena. Done completely in 2D hand drawn animation style and full of colours, Paperplanes looks at an Indian classroom setting with all its chaos and quirks, and subsequently the learning that takes place within the walls.
SEEKING DISTRIBUTION & SALES PARTNERS
Hello! We are looking for world sales representatives and distribution partners for our short film - 'Paperplanes'.
The film has already been in official selections at prestigious international festivals this year (ITFS Stuttgart Film Festival, Annecy Festival, Anibar, LaGuarimba, Busan International Festival and many more) and continues to travel around the world.
The film is best considered in the Young Audience /Kids Categories. It is suitable for 7+ age groups.
If our film speaks to you and aligns with your selection criterias, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to share the Press Kit along with a private screener for your consideration.
No matter where you grew up in India, as kids we all had some unique and yet surprisingly common experiences. Certain commonalities that we all shared, similar benches, similar classroom arrangement, the posters on the walls. We wanted to capture this in the film and create a world(Classroom) where people could just step in and feel like their younger self again. Through the visual treatment, we wanted to make this experience rich and authentic, filled with fond memories.
The film revolves around a bunch of 4th graders and an apparently strict teacher. Each character has a distinct personality and drive; which explores the different perspectives and celebrates individuality. Besides the students, the classroom itself is a character that we wanted to explore in the film.
The film is currently is travelling around the globe, making several stops at different national and international film festivals.
Animator's Guild India Fest, India (November 2022)
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS), Germany (April 2023)
Palm Springs International Animation Festival, USA (April 2023)
Semi-Finalist: Longwood Animation Film Festival, USA (April 2023)
Asian Feedback Film Festival, USA (May 2023)
Annecy Festival, France (June 2023)
Anibar, Peja, Kosova (July 2023)
Busan International Kids and Youth Festival, Korea (July 2023)
Cartoon Club International Festival of Animated Cinema, Italy (July 2023)
World Festival of Animated Film, Bulgaria (July 2023)
La Guarimba International Film Festival, Italy (August 2023)
Casa de la India, Spain (Sept 2023)
Animanima International Animation Festival, Serbia (Sept 2023)
Animur International Animation Film Festival, Russia (Sept-Oct 2023)
SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival, Germany (October 2023)
Filem-On International Filmfestival for Young Audiences, Belgium (October 2023)