FOUR SOULS OF COYOTE awarded at US and Czech festivals
Áron Gauder's latest work was first seen by the international audience at the end of April at Sunscreen Festival in Florida, and then at the Arizona IFF where the outstanding animation film dealing with the Native American creation story won the Jury Special Prize. At the same time, FOUR SOULS OF COYOTE won the Audience Award at Anifilm international festival in the Czech Republic, too.
FOUR SOULS OF COYOTE is represented internationally by NFI World Sales.
Every year, the Arizona International Film Festival in Tucson receives works from more than a hundred countries. Four Souls of Coyote won the Special Prize of the professional jury for creative storytelling in the international competition of animated films. At the same time, the latest work of the creator of the Annecy Crystal winner The District! was also presented in the competition program of the Sunscreen Festival held in St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to professionals, viewers also awarded the animated adaptation of the Indian creation story as Four Souls of Coyote won the Audience Award at the Anifilm International Festival held in Liberec, Czech Republic.
Four Souls of Coyote has just been selected into the competition program of the most prestigious showcase of animated films, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. In addition, it competes at KAFF Kecskemét Animation Film Festival in the European Competition program.
By presenting the magical world of Native American folklore, Four Souls of Coyote explores the issues of the climate crisis, when a company and the natives come face to face over the laying of oil pipelines. The community protesting for its home recalls the creation story and through the adventures of the mythical Coyote, brings the wisdom of the Indigenous people close to the audience, showing that it is easier to shape the future in the right direction by listening to the experiences of the past.
Four Souls of Coyote was produced by Réka Temple, Cinemon Entertainment and was supported by National Film Institute - Hungary.