Zane Oborenko (2014) 3′

Film Title: IMG_00:01:JPG
Written, directed and animated by Zane Oborenko
Editors: Edmunds Jansons, Zane Oborenko
Composers and Sound Design: Sonvol, Liz Toonkel, Twin Realities Dreamers
Sound Editors: Edmunds Jansons, Ģirts Bišs
Producer: Zane Oborenko
Student film: Graduation film at Estonian Academy of Arts

Genre: Animation, Experimental
Animation Technique: Sand Animation
Lenght: 03’05″
Shooting Format: HD
Screening Format: DCP / H.264 / ProRes 422
No dialogues and subtitles
Screen Ratio: 16:9
Colors: B&W
Sound: Stereo
Country of Production: Latvia, Estonia
Year of Production: 2014


As in a moment of awakening the film slowly develops into awareness. From small bits and pieces of seemingly random spots of light and darkness silhouettes of bodies appear. Is it a dream or just a constantly evolving moment of thought?

Director’s statement

With this film my aim was to gently invite a viewer to delve into his personal memories, lived experiences and bring into being his own unique narratives. As in a moment of awakening during first confused states of mind between deep sleep and wakefulness the film slowly develops into awareness. The film does not tell one specific, fixed story, but gives hints and opens up new possibilities of interpretation. As something always changing, shifting, and hard to capture, the sand and light used to create this film, enhance the futility of our constant efforts to fix and to freeze in time emotions, states of mind, people, things and places – like in a snapshot.


The Best Nordic and Baltic Student Film Award – Golden Gunnar at Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway, 2014
The BOB Student Film Award for Best Animation at “Best of BFM”, Tallinn, Estonia, 2014

Official Selection

“Best of BFM” Student film Festival, Estonia
7th International Animation Festival Fest Anča, Slovakia
30th Cartoon Club, Rimini, Italy 2014
Open Place, Rezekne, Latvia, 2014
XXIV Message to Man International Film Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2014
11th BALKANIMA EAFF 2014, Serbia
Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway, 2014
Grafixx. Festival For Independent Arts, Belgium, 2014
Sommets du cinéma d’animation, Quebec, Canada, 2014
11th Animateka, Slovenia, 2014
Prime the animation 2, Spain, 2014
Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia, 2014