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
2014, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH - MetroCAF 2014, New York, USA
2014, Taiwan International Student Design Competition, Taiwan
2014, ANCHORAGE International film Festival, Anchorage, Alaska
2014, 14th Animation Academy Award, Beijing, China
2014, Animated Dreams Animation Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
2014, Asians On Film Festival, Hollywood, CA, USA
2014, International Family Film Festival (IFFF), Hollywood, CA, USA
2014, Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Budaörs, Hungary
2014, 3rd Delhi Shorts International Film Festival, India
2014, Anim!Arte - International Student Animation Festival, Brazil
2014, 4th Pune Short Film Festival, India
2014, ReAnimania YIAFF, Armenia
2014, New Hampshire Film Festival, Portsmouth, USA
2014, ANIMAGE Festival, Inscrições abertas para Animage, em Pernambuco, Boa Vista, PE, Brazil
2014, CINANIMA - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação, Espinho, Portugal
2014, 37th Starz Denver Film Festival - First Look Student Film Program. Denver, Colorado
2014, FIC PUEBLA, Puebla, Pue. México
2014, Fantasy Animation Award, Digital Art Center Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
2014, JUMPTHECUT, Singapore
2014, Kinofest 2014, Bucharest. Romania
2014, Grenada Afterglow Film Festival, Grenada
2014, FFOCOL Film Festival of Columbus, Ohio, USA
2014, ECOFILM FESTIVAL, Benito Juárez Ciudad de México
2014, 31st Tehran International Short Film Festival. (TISFF),Tehran, Iran
2014, Highway 61 Film Festival, Pine County, Minnesota, USA
2014, 9th Sunscreen Film Festival, LA, USA
2014, Taiwan International Student Design Competition -Final Selection of Digital Animation Category, Taiwan
2014, KLIK Amersterdam Animation Festival, Amersterdam, The Netherlands
2014, San Jose International Short Film Festival. CA, USA
2014, CutOut Fest, Querétaro, Mexico
2014, Shortcut 100 Film Festival, Chicago, USA
2014, The Oakland Underground Film Festival, Oakland, CA, USA
2014, North American Chinese Directors Short Film Collection - Semifinalist, New York, USA
2014, Sakhalin International Film Festival "On the Edge", Asian cinema, Sakhalin Island, Russia
2014, Bolgatty International Film Festival 2014, Kochi, Kerala, India
2014, MFACA 2014 Selected Works, New York, USA

■ Awards / Honors
2014, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH, MetroCAF 2014 - Special Recognition Jury Award
2014, Asians On Film Festival - Best Animation
2014, Taiwan International Student Design Competition - Golden Prize
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