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Penetralia

Kakania

(1989 • 4 minutes) Music composed by Karlo Tacky; performed by Skin

Kakania still

A striking blend of music and image, contrasting the tension and chaos of modern urban life with the ritualized order of tribal societies.

“A jubilant animated short filled with primitive tribal motifs and spiky, witty suggestions of conflict and strife.”

— Janet Maslin, The New York Times



Awards:
Humboldt Film Festival, California, 1990: 1st Prize, Animation.
Marin County Film Festival, California, 1990: 1st Prize, Animation
ASIFA-East Animation Awards, NYC, 1990: 1st Prize, Design
New York Exposition of Short Film & Video, 1989: 1st Prize, Animation
Baltimore International Film Festival, 1990: 2nd Prize, Animation
Bucks County Film Festival, Pennsylvania, 1989: Judges’ Commendation
Sinking Creek Film Festival, Tennessee, 1989: Judge’s Award
Black Maria Film & Video Festival, 1989: Director’s Choice
Athens International Film Festival, Ohio, 1990: Award

Screenings:
22nd International Tournee of Animation: National theatrical touring show
New York Film Festival, 1989
Annecy International Animation Festival, France, 1989
USA Film Festival, Dallas, Texas, 1990: Finalist
Cleveland International Film Festival, 1990
Wellington & Auckland Film Festivals, New Zealand, 1990
Santa Fe Film Expo, New Mexico, 1990

Television Broadcasts:
“The 90's” WTTW, Chicago Public Television (aired nationally)
“Mixed Signals” New England Regional Cable
“Night Flight” Fox Network
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