Steffie Yee | The Lost Sound

Steffie Yee

From the creator:

Animated Short | Australia | 2018 | 2 Min

A woman looks at the inheritance of language in her family and laments what is lost when a language is lost.

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'The Lost Sound' was created using strata-cut plasticine, coloured pencil, paper and ink.

Peek behind the scenes:
steffieyee.com/the-lost-sound
instagram.com/steffieyee

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Awards and Nominations:

Winner of Audience Award - Stockholm Experimental Animation Film Festival 2018
Winner of Best Sound Design - Freshflix X Vivid Sydney 2019
Winner of Highly Commended - Canberra Short Film Festival 2019
Nominated for Best Animated Short - Palm Springs International ShortFest 2019
Nominated for Best Student Animation - Palm Springs International ShortFest 2019
Nominated for Best Director - Coven Film Festival 2018
Nominated for Best International Film - Coven Film Festival 2018

Screenings:

Melbourne International Film Festival 2018

Florida Animation Festival 2018
Insomnia International Animation Festival 2018
Heart of Gold International Film Festival 2018
Adelaide Film Festival 2018
Stockholm Experimental Animation Film Festival 2018
Coven Film Festival 2018
Flickerfest Bondi/Hunter Valley 2019
Atlanta Film Festival 2019
Athens Experimental Film+Video Festival 2019
Freshflix X Vivid Sydney 2019
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2019
St Kilda Film Festival 2019
Kapow Intergalactic Film Festival 2019
Canberra Short Film Festival 2019
Malt Adult Animation Night #16 2019
London Short Film Festival 2020

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Credits:

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work, and pay our respects to Indigenous Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Directed and Animated by Steffie Yee
Narration and Original Poem: Hiromi Itō.
Script: Based on the poem 'On Ç' by Hiromi Itō. Edited by Steffie Yee.
Translations: Jeffrey Angles, Nina Kimura-Budzyniak, Taeko Kimura-Budzyniak
Colour and Animation Assistants: Jessica Edge, Erika Ju, Alice Wong
Music (Film): Amy McNickle
Music (Trailer): Donny Janks
Sound Design: Donny Janks, Steffie Yee

Produced with the University of Technology Sydney