Film Info: UGLY


© Nikita Diakur

An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief. Inspired by the internet story Ugly the Cat.

Nikita Diakur is a Russian-born filmmaker based in Mainz/Germany. He studied Animation at the Royal College of Art in London, where he produced FLY ON THE WINDOW which screened at international film festivals such as Zagreb, Annecy and Edinburgh. He is now making short films influenced by prominent internet stories and animated via the process of computer simulation.
Genre Animation, Fantasy
Category Short
Year of Production 2017
Director Nikita Diakur
Screenplay Nikita Diakur
Cinematography Nikita Diakur
Animation Nikita Diakur, Gerhard Funk, Phil Maron, Nicolas Trotignon
Producer Nikita Diakur
Length 12 min
Format color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 no dialogue
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Animafest Zagreb 2017, IKFF Hamburg 2017, Palm Springs Shorts Fest 2017, Edinburgh 2017, Rhode Island IFF 2017, Odense 2017, Prix Ars Electronica 2017, Fantoche 2017, Ottawa Animation Festival 2017, Encounters Bristol 2017, Calgary IFF 2017, Milano FF 2017, Filmfestival Münster 2017, Brno 2017, Braunschweig 2017, Indie Memphis 2017, Curta Cinema 2017, Asiana Int. Short FF 2017, Alcine47 2017, New Chitose Airport Int. Animation Festival 2017, PÖFF Shorts 2017, Festival Tous Courts 2017, Bogoshorts 2017, Flickerfest 2018, Clermont-Ferrand 2018, Oxford 2018, Tampere 2018, Nijmegen 2018, Brussels Short Film Festival 2018, FANTASPOA 2018, Sydney 2018, Vienna Shorts 2018, Curtas - Vila do Conde 2018, Jerusalem 2018, Sarajevo 2018, Drama 2018, Sapporo 2018, Denver 2018
Awards New Talent Award Fantoche 2017, Nelvana Grand Prize Ottawa 2017, Grand Prix Encounters Bristol 2017, 3rd Prize Supernova Denver 2017, Student Jury Prize Brno 2017, Best First Film Primanima 2017, New Talent Award New Chitose Animation 2017, ASIFA Austria Award & Jury Award Vienna Shorts 2018
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Crowdfunding

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