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The Flying Sailor

Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby
2022 | 7 min
Two ships collide in a harbour, an explosion shatters a city, and a sailor is blasted skyward. With ears ringing, blood pulsing and guts heaving, he soars high above the mayhem and towards the great unknown. A bold blend of comedy, suspense and philosophy, The Flying Sailor is an exhilarating contemplation of the wonder and fragility of existence.

Awards and distinctions

  • Short Film
    World Media Festival, Banff
    2024
  • Best Animation
    24fps International Short Film Festival, Abilene
    2023
  • Honourable Mention, Animation category
    Ojai Film Festival (HYBRID), Ojai
    2023
  • Best Animator/ Motion Graphic Artist(s)
    Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association - AMPIA, Edmonton
    2023
  • Best Screenwriter (Scripted Under 30 minutes)
    Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association - AMPIA, Edmonton
    2023
  • Best Director (Scripted Under 30 Minutes)
    Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association - AMPIA, Edmonton
    2023
  • Best Scripted Produc¿on Under 30 Minutes
    Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association - AMPIA, Edmonton
    2023
  • Animation
    Yorkton Film Festival, Yorkton
    2023
  • Director Fiction
    Yorkton Film Festival, Yorkton
    2023
  • Best of Festival
    Yorkton Film Festival, Yorkton
    2023
  • Best Animated Short
    Canadian Screen Awards, Toronto
    2023
  • Short Film Jury Award
    Sundance Film Festival (HYBRID), Park City
    2023
  • Experimental
    Animation Festival, Los Angeles
    2022
  • Best Character-based
    Animation Festival, Los Angeles
    2022
  • Audience Award Honourable Mention for Top Canadian Short Film
    GIRAF International Festival of Independent Animation, Calgary
    2022
  • Best Canadian Short Film – Silver Award
    Toronto After Dark, Toronto
    2022
  • Best Animation
    New York City Short Film Festival (ONLINE), New York
    2022
  • Best Animated Short
    International Film Festival, Calgary
    2022
  • Canadian Film Institute (CFI) Award for Best Canadian Animation
    International Animation Festival, Ottawa
    2022
  • Audience Award for being one of the 10 favorites foreign films
    International Short Film Festival (HYBRID), Sao Paulo
    2022
  • Best Narrative Film
    Countryside Animafest Cyprus, Salamiou
    2022