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One-Reeler selects Nana korobi short film for Award of Excellence

One-Reeler Short Film Competition selected Glenna Burmer’s Nana korobi, Ya oki for an Award of Excellence.

One-Reeler, an international film competition, recognizes and promotes films shorter than 12 minutes in 12 key categories. Based in Los Angeles, the competition is held twice a year.  Its focus is to introduce new films that emphasize original, concise and insightful storytelling. 

That sums up Nana korobi, which tells the tale of a young girl in Hokkaido who overcomes seven trials to save an orphan during a snowstorm. 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.

This year, Burmer’s film has been recognized at film festivals in the U.S., Canada, India and Japan, receiving awards for best animation, best female composer and outstanding achievement.

Nana korobi, Ya oki uses a dreamy animation style that reflects sumi-e art, a Japanese artistic style which employs black ink and distinctive brush strokes. The style was chosen as a tribute to Burmer’s mother, who was a sumi-e artist.

Burmer film wins Sentinal International Film Award for Best Animated Short

Officials with the Sentinal International Film Awards in India selected Nana korobi, Ya oki as a winner in the category of Best Animated Short Film.

The film tells the story of a girl in Japan who overcomes seven trials to save an orphan during a snowstorm. It was created and produced by Glenna Burmer with assistance from artistic director Gaby Breiter of Deep Sky Studios in Portland, Oregon. The original music, composed by Glenna Burmer and recorded by Dynamedion in Germany, features woodwinds and strings.

This spring and summer, Burmer’s film has been recognized at film festivals in the U.S., Canada, Japan and India, receiving awards for best animation, best female composer and outstanding achievement. The film was also screened in London and Tokyo, and Burmer received the Seattle Filmmaker Award from the Seattle Film Festival.

Nana korobi, Ya oki uses a dreamy animation style that reflects sumi-e art, a Japanese artistic style which employs black ink and distinctive brush strokes. The style was chosen as a tribute to Burmer’s mother, who was a sumi-e artist.

Award winner at India’s Golden Peacock International Film Festival

Glenna Burmer’s Nana korobi, Ya oki, won an award at the Golden Peacock International Film Festival in India. This short film tells the story of a young girl in Japan who overcomes seven trials to save an orphan during a snowstorm. The animated short 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.

This year, Burmer’s film has been recognized at film festivals in the U.S., Canada and India, receiving awards for best animation, best female composer and outstanding achievement. The film was also selected to be screened internationally at the London International Short Film Festival for 10 days in May. It will be released to the public this fall but you can view a 2-minute preview of Nana korobi, Ya oki on Vimeo.

Nana korobi, Ya oki uses a dreamy animation style that reflects sumi-e art, a Japanese artistic style which employs black ink and distinctive brush strokes. The style was chosen as a tribute to Burmer’s mother, who was a sumi-e artist.

India film festival selects Nana karobi as best animated short film

In June, Glenna Burmer’s animated film Nana korobi, Ya oki, was selected as an award winner in the Best Animated Short Film category at the Newfort International Film Festival in Tamil Nadu, India.

This charming story about a young girl in Hokkaido who overcomes seven trials to save an orphan during a snowstorm 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.

Tamil Nadu, located in southern India, is known for its classical dance and music as well as its interest in film. Newfort is one of several international film festivals which have selected Nana korobi as an award winner. The other festivals were the London International Film Festival and the Toronto Women Film Festival.

Nana korobi, Ya oki uses a dreamy animation style that reflects sumi-e art, a Japanese artistic style which employs black ink and distinctive brush strokes. The style was chosen as a tribute to Burmer’s mother, who was a sumi-e artist.

Burmer selected for Seattle Filmmaker Award; Nana korobi wins Best Animated Short (Drama) at Seattle Film Festival

Glenna Burmer was selected for the Seattle Filmmaker Award by the Seattle Film Festival, an honor given to “the best local filmmaker for special contributions to film making.” She shares the award with artistic director Gaby Breiter of Deep Sky Studios in Portland, Ore. The animated short, Nana korobi, Ya oki, also won top honors at the same festival in the category of Best Animated Short Film (Drama).

This film tells the story of a young Japanese girl who overcomes seven trials to save an orphan during a snowstorm. Its title is taken from a Japanese proverb that says: “Seven times you may fall, but get up the eighth.”

View the 2-minute preview of Nana korobi, Ya oki on Vimeo.

The Seattle Film Festival, founded in 2013 as an alternative to the Seattle International Film Festival, focuses on short films and documentaries, and is a popular festival for showcasing independent filmmakers. This year’s festival was held July 2 and 3.

Nana korobi, Ya oki, or Seven Falls, was created and produced by Glenna Burmer with assistance from Breiter and Deep Sky Studios. The original music was composed by Glenna Burmer and recorded by Dynamedion in Germany.

The film has been winning awards this spring and summer, including best animation, best female composer and outstanding achievement awards. It will be released to the 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.