Burmer animated short film takes home honors in six international festivals

Nana korobi, Ya oki , an animated short film with original music and story by Glenna Burmer, received awards in August and September in six international festivals hosted by film organizations in India. The awards include:

  • Aranmanai International Film Festival
    • Special Jury Award, Best Animated Short Film
  • Black Swan International Film Festival
    • Outstanding Achievement, Animated Films
  • Chaplin Independent Film Festival
    • Best Animation
    • Best Original Score
  • Cult Critic Movie Awards
    • Outstanding Achievement , Animated Films
  • Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards
    • Winner, Animated Film
  • Tagore International Film Festival
    • Outstanding Achievement, Animated Films

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.

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The film has won numerous awards this year including best animation, best female composer and outstanding achievement awards. It will be released to the general public this fall.

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.