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MAP Spotlight: Catya Plate's Stop-Mo "Meeting MacGuffin"

Vimeo   Thursday June 23, 2016

Back in 2013 we featured Brooklyn-based filmmaker (and MAP reader) Catya Plate’s stop-motion animated film Hanging On By A Thread, about a group of creatures called the Clothespin Freaks who more or less save humanity in a post-apocalyptic future. The film garnered a number of festival awards, and now Plate has made a sequel called Meeting MacGuffin. This one features a groundhog climatologist who helps humanity save the planet. See the trailer now at Vimeo.   Read the full Story >>

See It Now: MAP's Best of May, Now on Flipboard

Flipboard   Wednesday June 4, 2014

You can now access the top MAP posts from May at Flipboard, the app that brings you content from your favorite websites in a magazine-style format. As we’ve noted before, Flipboard is a great way to view this newsletter and our other publications, Pro Photo Daily, Dispatches From Latin America, and DART: Design Arts Daily,on your tablet or smartphone. (Once you’ve downloaded the app, you must subscribe to the newsletter to access the MAP posts—see button at top.) Among the posts up this month are a look at Brooklyn filmmaker Catya Plate’s award-winning animated short Hanging By A Thread, a selection of the Brooklyn Film Festival, and director Ramtin Nikzad’s short documentary about the lost art of the courtroom artist.   Read the full Story >>

Follow-Up: Catya Plate's "Hanging By a Thread" At Brooklyn Film Fest

Brooklyn Film Festival   Friday May 30, 2014

Last year, we featured Brooklyn-based filmmaker (and MAP reader) Catya Plate’s Hanging By a Thread,a humorous and touching animated short featuring peculiar two-headed anthropomorphic clothespins who may save mankind’s future. Since its debut, the film has won a number of awards, most recently being named as an official selection at the Brooklyn Film Festival. It will be screening on Sunday, June 1st, at 10pm and again on Monday, June 2nd, at 6:30pm. Plate will be available for a Q&A session following the screenings. Indiewire notes that the fest, which starts today and runs through June 8, received 2,000 submissions this year and will feature work from 34 countries.   Read the full Story >>

MAP Spotlight: An Animation Award for "Hanging By a Thread"

Catya Plate   Thursday September 12, 2013

Some months ago we spotlighted an animated work in progress from Brooklyn filmmaker and MAP reader Catya Plate—a short called Hanging by a Thread that humorously touched upon some of life’s thornier existential problems. Now we can report that the short has won the Best Animation Award from the Nevada City Film Festival. (Go here to view all the winners.) Last year, Plate’s animated stop-motion short film The Reading was awarded Best Animated Film at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival.   Read the full Story >>

MAP Spotlight: Catya Plate's "Hanging By a Thread"

Vimeo   Wednesday May 8, 2013

Filmmaker (and MAP reader) Catya Plate’s first animated stop-motion short, The Reading,received the best animated short award from the Seattle True Independent Film Festival in 2012. Now she is completing her second short, Hanging By a Thread, which, like the first, features characters she calls the “Clothespin Freaks.” This time they are cast in a story that, as Plate says, “takes place in a distant post-apocalyptic future in which the human race has fallen to pieces, but where a new breed may put it all back together.” Brilliant.   Read the full Story >>

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