Glenna Burmer’s Nana korobi, Ya oki, won the award for Best Animated Short at the Hodu International Film Festival in India. The film follows a young Japanese girl who overcomes seven trials to save an orphan during a snowstorm.
The animated short includes an original score composed by Glenna Burmer that features woodwinds and strings. The music was recorded by Dynamedion in Germany. The film was created and produced by Glenna Burmer with assistance from artistic director Gaby Breiter of Deep Sky Studios in Portland, Oregon.
This is the 8th festival in which Nana korobi has won the Best Animated Short Film Award category. The film has taken top honors in festivals in the U.S., Canada and India, and was chosen for inclusion in festivals hosted in Europe and Japan.
The film will not be released to the public until this fall but a 2-minute preview of Nana korobi, Ya oki has been posted 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.