Opening Night

Look within. Then dance it out. A man reflects on formative conflicts from his past with optimism, gratitude, and a little music. ------------------------ Credits: Animator, Director, Composer: Margaret Bialis Sound Designer: Joey DeFabio Voiceover Recordist: Brett Rossiter Singers: Roy Curiale, Nicholas Kiepura, Jasmin Ralph, Nathan Herbst, Megan Luckett, Andrea Torres Voice Actors: John Bialis, Tyler Merideth, Becky Keeshin ------------------------ Awards: "BEST STUDENT FILM": Animation Block Party 2018 "SPECIAL MENTION": 54th Chicago International Film Festival "BEST ANIMATED FILM", "BEST SOUND DESIGN", "AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD", "JUDGE'S CHOICE AWARD", "JURY AWARD": DePaul University Premiere Film Festival "STUDENT CHOICE AWARD": Indie Shorts International Film Festival "SEMIFINALIST": Los Angeles Cinefest "SPECIAL MENTION": Global Shorts Official Selections: Animation Block Party 2018 5th Art Color Digital Cinema IFF 42nd Big Muddy Film Festival Chicago Feminist Film Festival 2019 54th Chicago International Film Festival DePaul University Premiere Film Festival 2018 DC Shorts Film Festival 2018 1st Dumbo Film Festival Fest Anca 2019 Flatpack Film Festival 2019 Global Shorts 2019 Heartland International Film Festival 2018 Indie Memphis Film Festival 2018 Indie Shorts International Film Festival 2018 KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2018 KloosterKino 24th Edition Los Angeles Cinefest 2018 Malt Adult #10 Spring Weird Film Fest 2019 Extras: 54th Chicago International Film Festival Education Screenings KLIK! Midnight Madness Screening Malt Adult #8 Sinema Obscura Presents "Animation: Images Intended to Confound and Delight" Purdue University "Best Of" Chicago Feminist Film Festival Screening Sinema Obscura CANTV Series 2 ------------------------ Socials! margaret.bialis@gmail.com @mbialis margaretbialis.com vimeo.com/margaretbialis