Something Important

Something Important (2014)

"The beauty of this film is its simplistic style. It describes the transference of one person’s memory to another and contemplates how we weave their experiences together with our own create a tapestry of shared memories."
- Jamie Cunningham

NaiWei Liu’s Something Important(2014) is a 2D animation, which presents the filmmaker's personal journey of self-discovery woven as a tapestry of his memories. Liu uses an abstract montage style that combines hand-drawn elements with composited photo realistic scenes in tandem with music to express his life experiences filtered through time and remembrance. The resulting film conveys a positive perspective that transforms psychologically difficult occurrences into a field of creative insights.

Director / Nai Wei Liu
Animated & Narrated / Nai Wei Liu
Original Score / Chris Zabriskie, Saito Koji (http://freemusicarchive.org/)
School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art
© Nai Wei Liu Class of 2014

■ Exhibitions
2014, ZERO:ONE SVA MFA Computer Art Exhibition, The Visual Arts Gallery, New York, USA

■ Official Selections:
2014, Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) - Animation Category Finalist, San Jose, USA
http://www.adaagallery.com/
2014, Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) - Animation Category Semifinalist, San Jose, USA
2014, ANIMAGE Festival, Inscrições abertas para Animage, em Pernambuco, Boa Vista, PE, Brazil
http://animagefestival.com/2014/animage-announces-the-results-of-the-competitve-screening/
2014, CINANIMA - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação, Espinho, Portugal
2014, 37th Starz Denver Film Festival - First Look Student Film Program. Denver, Colorado
2014, FFOCOL Film Festival of Columbus, Ohio, USA
2014, 31st Tehran International Short Film Festival. (TISFF),Tehran, Iran
2014, 9th Sunscreen Film Festival, LA, USA
2014, Metropolitan Area College Computer Animation Festival(MetroCAF 2014), New York, USA
http://www.metrocaf.net/2014/?show&sub=selection
2014, Taiwan International Student Design Competition -Final Selection of Digital Animation Category, Taiwan
http://tisdc4.banzigdemo.com.tw/en/awards/awards_3.php
2014, KLIK Amersterdam Animation Festival, Amersterdam, The Netherlands
http://www.klikamsterdam.nl/festival/selection2014
2014, San Jose International Short Film Festival. CA, USA
http://www.sjsff.com/festival.html
2014, CutOut Fest, Querétaro, Mexico
http://www.cutoutfest.com/home/festival/official-selection/?lang=en
2014, Shortcut 100 Film Festival, Chicago, USA
http://www.nebulacreatives.com/#!shortcut-100-2014-announcement/cxxg
2014, The Oakland Underground Film Festival, Oakland, CA, USA
http://www.oakuff.org/
2014, North American Chinese Directors Short Film Collection - Semifinalist, New York, USA
http://www.enmaze.com/blog-/2014/6/17
2014, Sakhalin International Film Festival "On the Edge", Asian cinema, Sakhalin Island, Russia
http://sakhalinfilmfestival.ru/programma/2014/koe-chto-vazhnoe-rezh-nay-vey-lyu/
2014, Bolgatty International Film Festival 2014, Kochi, Kerala, India
http://bolgattyfilmfestival.webs.com/
2014, MFACA 2014 Selected Works, New York, USA
http://mfaca.sva.edu/mfaca-2014-selected-works/

■ Awards / Honors
2014, School of Visual Arts: Alumni Scholarship Award



2014 / Something Important (2014) - Trailer / Personal Project

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Something Important - Full Version

2014 / Something Important (2014) / Personal Project / 7'19