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Steve Socki ‘Sparrow Duet’

Synopsis of Sparrow Duet:

Animated abstract shapes and gestures dance together in patterns suggesting ritualistic, bird-like action. The original music was composed and performed by Gary Chang.


Bio_Steve Socki:

Steve Socki received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts; where he studied under his mentor Jules Engel. He worked for over 25 years in Hollywood as an animation director & producer on animated TV series such as Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Curious George, The Simpsons, & Futurama. He was nominated for 5 Emmy Awards, and won 1.   Steve is currently teaching animation at DePaul University in Chicago.

Filmography (if needed):

Sparrow Duet”   2015;   Selected to over 30 festivals including: Holland Animation Fest; Melbourne Int’l Animation Fest; Inde Gathering Int’l Film Fest USA (Honorable Mention Award); Animaze-Montreal Int’l Anim Fest; Athens Animfest Greece; Hong Kong Arthouse Film Fest; & Brooklyn Int’l Film Fest.

“Water Cycle”   1981, revised 2011;   Selected to: Redefining Animation, Los Angeles; Tranformational Animation, Valencia California; Synthetic Movements, New York; Athens Int’l Film Fest, Ohio; Big Muddy Film Fest, Illinois; Nashville Film Fest, Tennessee; & Filmex, Los Angeles.

“Chalk Tale”   1979, revised 2010; Selected to: Animafest Zagreb; Ciné Court Animé, Roanne; Ann Arbor Film Fest, Michigan; Athens Int’l Film Fest, Ohio; Big Muddy Film Fest, Illinois; Nashville Film Fest; Synthetic Movements, New York; & Filmex, Los Angeles.

Box Office: Official Selection for these Festivals (if needed):

Holland Animation Festival, The Netherlands, Mar 2016

Animfest Athens, Greece,   Apr 2016

Video Festival Imperia, Italy, Apr 2016

Madeira Film Festival, Portugal, Apr 2016

Athens Int'l Film & Video Festival, Ohio USA, Apr 2016

Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, China, May 2016

Melbourne Int'l Animation Festival, Australia,   June 2016

Brooklyn Film Festival, NY USA, Jun 2016

Euro Fest, St Petersburg Russia, Jun 2016

*Inde Gathering Int’l Film Fest, Cleveland USA, Aug 2016 * Honorable Mention

Animaze – Montreal Int’l Anim F Fest, Canada, Aug 2016

BuSho- Budapest Short Int’l Film Festival, Hungary, Aug 2016

Linoleum – Int’l Anim & Media Arts Fest, Kyiv Ukraine, Sep 2016

Jahorina Film Festival, Sarajevo Bosnia, Sep 2016

Los Angeles New Wave Int’l Film Festival, May 2016

Arte Non Stop Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sep 2016

Anima São, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sep 2016

Under 5 Minute Animation Feedback Fest, Canada, Sep 2016

Columbia Gorge Int’l Film Fest, California USA, Sep 2016

European Film Fest – Mainstream & Underground, Moscow, Oct 2016

Intermediaciones Videoarte, Medilln Colombia, Oct 2016

Int'l Film Festival Kolaksai, Ukraine, Oct 2016

Countryside Animafest Cyprus, July, 2016

Experimental Superstars, Serbia, May 2016

Delete TV Festival, London UK, Oct 2016

Locomoción – Experimental Animation Festival, CDMX México, Oct 2016

Blow-Up - Chicago Arthouse Film Festival, USA,   Nov 2016

Cutout Fest- Int’l Anim & Art Festival, Querétaro México, Nov 2016

Cinemística Festival, Granada Spain, Nov 2016

Green Mountain Film Festival, Vermont USA, Mar 2016

Animation Attack,   Atlanta USA, May 2016

Blue Sky Animation Festival, Wooster Ohio USA, Sep 2016

Flick - Fledgling Film Fest, Penn USA, May 2016

Free State Fest, Kansas USA   June   2016

Motion Commotion at ICON9, Austin Texas, USA, July 2016

Order & Chaos @ Iota Center, San Francisco USA, Aug 2016

Under 5 Minute Festival, Toronto Canada, Oct 2016

Los Angeles Cine Fest, USA, Oct 2016

Blow-Up, Chicago Arthouse Film Festival, USA, Nov 2016


Steve Socki 'Sparrow Duet'USA Film year : 2015 Duration: 00:03:54

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