After approximately 6 months of work, in June 2017, the stop motion shortfilm “Tuning” was presented as the final project for the Master in Stop Motion Animation at BAU University, from students Gaspare Savio Lo Vacco, Juan Vásquez, Ferran Viura and Giovanni Aguilar. It was very hard but interesting work, as it was the result of the creativity of 4 students from different countries, with different cultures and artistic backgrounds.
The first screening of Tuning was as StopMotion Montreal Festival as part of the official selection, in September 2017. After that, the film has been selected in many festivals: The World Animation Celebration Festival in Los Angeles, PSIAF (Palm Springs International Animation Festival), Manchester Animation Festival, Chania Cartoon and Animation Festival, Anilogue International Animation Festival in Budapest and Fantoche Animation film festival in Baden.
Tuning is a shortfilm directed for a young audience, so it usually was screened at children’s animation festivals, such as Cinemira – Budapest International Children’s Film Festival or International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh.
It was also included in kid’s sections, like Family Day of Manchester Animation Festival and MiniFICA of Aguilar Short Film Festival.
Some of this festivals invited the directors of the shortfilm to present the screening, offering very friendly hospitality, like Fantoche Animation Film Festival in Switzerland, and Chania Film Festival in Greece. This was a great opportunity for the students to know more about the creative world that exists in this filmmaking events, and to connect with people from all over the world working in animation.
After almost 2 years, “Tuning” has completed its festival cycle, and can be finally shared in public online. Today, our former students are working on new and exciting projects all over the world: Colombia, Spain, Australia and Italy, but still connected through this artistic experience regardless of the distance.