‘The Last Whale Singer’ won the ‘Screenplay with the Greatest International Market Potential’ award by ITFS
‘The Last Whale Singer’ won the ‘Screenplay with the greatest international market potential’ award by the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS)!
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, This year’s Festival was presented in a first-time digital edition true to the motto “Stay Animated – Go online with ITFS“, offering an entirely new and unusual Festival feeling to audiences and industry members: free live streams with new talks and film programmes each day, a virtual GameZone, the VoD section OnlineFestival+with more than 250 animated films including the almost complete competition programme 2020, and the OnlineFestival Pro section for professionals. The demand for the programmes, the personal feedback received, and the exchange with viewers and the international animation community have exceeded expectations by far. The general public made intensive use of the online offers as did professional users such as distributors, world sales agencies, other festivals, and filmmakers, who were given access to additional programmes during the Festival.
Around 105,000 views in the live stream and in the OnlineFestival+area have shown that the OnlineFestival.ITFS.de offer is well received. In addition, 4,000 votes were registered for the SWR OnlineFilm Audience Award. About 25% of the Professional Tickets OnlineFestival Pro are from abroad.
Telescope Animation is developing The Last Whale Singer, an original animated feature coming to theaters in 2023. Grieving the loss of his parents, a teenage humpback whale must embrace his destiny and discover his mystical song to save the oceans from a terrible monster.
Award for a German screenplay with the greatest international market potential
1.500 EUR sponsered by PINK PARROT MEDIA.
“Der letzte Sänger der Wale” (“The Last Whale Singer”)
Author: Reza Memari, Production: Telescope Animation GmbH, Berlin, Producer: Maite Woköck
“The coming-of-age story of Vincent, a teenage humpback whale on the search for his mystical song in order to save the oceans from a menacing monster, serves as a beautiful reminder for us two-legged mammals, that we too better grow up and find our own “voice” before we destroy our own environment to the point of no return. Like well played music, The Last Whale Singer has the ability to cross over ages and cultures. It offers us a song of hope, and one can truly hope, it will not be the last.”
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