Une Balade a la Mer (A Ride toward the Sea)

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Animated film from France, 3 minutes

Screens Thursday, February 26, 2015
Screening Block 1: 12pm-3:15pm

Directed by Damien Stein

A Ride toward the Sea is the odyssey of a small animated character who decides to go out to face the city and nature to free his goldfish. But he confronts the inconveniences of a totally hatched world that will reserve for him numerous surprises: every person, every element of the city which he will cross could be a danger.

About the Director

After completing Film Studies at university, Damien worked first as an intern and now on contracts in several cinema technical departments on works in production. In parallel, he writes scenarios, short stories and music as well as makes music videos all while completing Une Balade a la Mer, his first short film. His new works are available on his web site


2014 Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival (USA) – Best Editing
2014 Offshoot Film Fest (USA) – Best Animation
2014 Los Angeles Art House Film Festival (USA) – Best Animated film
2014 Reel Teal Film Festival (USA) – Best Animation
2014 Seattle Deaf Film Festival (USA) – Best Animated Film
2014 Unofficial Google + Film Festival – Best Original Music
2014 SoDak animation (USA) – Best Independent Short
2014 Wizzard (Comic Con) Film Fest Colombus (USA) – Best Super Short
2014 MY HERO International Short Film Festival (USA) – 3rd place in Animation Category


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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