Through beautifully crafted puppets made of beach sand, this animated short film tells us an endearing story of childhood friendship on a nostalgic beach in Brazil.
AWARDS: Canal Brasil Prize. Anima Mundi/ Grand Prize Best Short. Festival de Gramado/ Best Documentary Short. Hamptons International Film Festival/ Best Narrative Short. Ottawa International Animation Film Festival/ Mention spéciale du jury compétition Doc’Anim. Festival international du film d’animation/ Mention Spécial du jury. Animanima/ Youth Prize 16+. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur/ Best Animated Short, 1st Prize. Chicago International Children’s Film Festival/ ABCA prize of Best Animation. Saõ Paulo International Short Film Festival/ Public Prize. Saõ Paulo International Short Film Festival/ Best Soundtrack, Best Art Direction, Best Direction. Festival de Brasília/ Best Short. Goiânia Mostra Curtas/ Meilleur Film d’Animation. Festival Du Film Court de Villeurbanne/ Indielisboa Prize, APC Prize. Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema/ Best Short. Mostra de Cinema de Gostoso/ Best Animation. Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS/ Best Direction, Best Art Direction. Mostra de Cinema de Londrina/ Best Animated Short. SXSW, South by Southwest Film Festival/ Best Animated Short. Festival international du film de Guadalajara/ Palm Springs Film festival. Best Animated Short/ IDFA/ Annecy/ TIFF
Guaxuma. When friendship triumphs on a Brazilian beach
On the beach in Brazil, the sea breeze brings back happy memories of Tayra, a beloved childhood friend of the director Nara Normande. They were inseparable.