Nana korobi, Ya oki , an animated short film with original music and story by Glenna Burmer, was selected for inclusion in the London International Short Film Festival. Films for the London festival will be screened internationally for 10 days in May (May 6-16).
Nana korobi, Ya oki, or Seven Falls, tells the story of a young Japanese girl who overcomes seven trials to save an orphan during a snowstorm. The film’s title is from a Japanese proverb which says: “Seven times you may fall, but get up the eighth.”
The short film was created and produced by Glenna Burmer with assistance from artistic director Gaby Breiter of Deep Sky Studios in Portland, Oregon. The original music featuring woodwinds and strings was composed by Glenna Burmer and recorded by Dynamedion in Germany.
Selection by the London International Short Film Festival is the latest professional recognition for Burmer, whose film was an award winner earlier this spring by several U.S. and international film festivals:
- Best Animation Award — Santa Monica Short Film Festival
- Best Animation — Toronto International Women Film Festival
- Best Female Composer — Toronto International Women Film Festival
- Outstanding Achievement Award — IndieX Film Festival (Los Angeles)
Founded in 2003, the London Short Film Festival is a BAFTA-qualifying, internationally regarded independent short film festival. Each year, LSFF hosts ten days of short film and discussions; this year’s event can be screened through Eventive.
The London Short Film Festival prides itself on giving screen space and visibility to unconventional and thoroughly independent film making, and provides a platform where new filmmakers can get their feet wet and launch careers.
Glenna Burmer is a composer and artist who produces live concerts, music and dance programs that feature original music, choreography and video. As president of Burmer Music LLC for the past decade, she has produced six contemporary classical music CDs or music compilations, including three concerts at Benaroya Hall in Seattle and a ballet at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash. Nana korobi, Ya oki is her first animated film.