Andrea Dorfman
2010 | 12 min
Flawed is nothing less than a beautiful gift from Andrea Dorfman's vivid imagination, a charming little film about very big ideas. Dorfman has the uncanny ability to transform the intensely personal into the wisely universal. She deftly traces her encounter with a potential romantic partner, questioning her attraction and the uneasy possibility of love. But, ultimately, Flawed is less about whether girl can get along with boy than whether girl can accept herself, imperfections and all.

This film is both an exquisite tribute to the art of animation and a loving homage to storyboarding, a time-honoured way of rendering scenes while pointing the way to the dramatic arc of the tale.

Awards and distinctions

  • Audience Award for Best Short
    Denver Jewish Film Festival, Denver
  • Honourable Mention (Youth Jury Ages 13 and up)
    Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families, Vancouver
  • Audience Choice - Program A
    New York City Short Film Festival, New York
  • Jury Special Citation
    International Festival of Short Films, Palm Springs