The Solotists is an animated short presented by a group of talent students from Gobelins Paris, a prestigious school with a long history in Paris, France. As a school that focuses on visual communication and arts, Gobelins has produced numerous talented individuals and teams hired by the world's leading animation studios. In addition, the student works of Gobelins Paris are frequent visitors of multiple international awards:
Best Friend: winner of the 2019 Annie Award, category "Best Student Film"
Un Diable Sans Lans La Poche: Nominated in 2020 Annie Award, category "Best Student Film"
Coffin: Nominated in 2021 Annie Award, category “Best Student Film”
La Bestia: winner of the 2021 Annie Award, category “Best Student Film”
The Solotists is presented by a the multicultural team that composed of Mehrnaz ABDOLLAHINIA (Iran), Feben Elias WOLDEHAWARIAT (Ethiopia), Razahk ISSAKA (Ghana), Celeste JAMNECK (South Africa), Yi LIU(China). The animated short uses eight minute to tell the story of three singing sisters and their dog rehearse for the Annual Autumn Festival in a small village that ruled by ridiculous laws.
The film draws on the transition method similar to the stage play to tell the process of the three sister choir constantly fighting against unreasonable regulations to sing loudly. Express a firm stand for women's freedom and rights in a humorous and witty way.
Just like the script creator Mehrnaz ABDOLLAHINIA(Iran) said, "I am very happy that our film is recognized and that it can deliver its important message! I would like to express my deep gratitude to the people of my country, Iran, who are fighting for their minimum rights. These people have inspired me and given me the courage to be their voice, the voice of WOMAN, LIFE and FREEDOM.”
The Solotists has won many awards with the powerful artistry and humanity that this creative team injected into the work. "THE SOLOISTS is a film about women around the world who are fighting for freedom in their daily lives. We pay tribute to them and look forward to a bright future."
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