Dec. 5, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Independent animation studio Ghostbot, Inc. received the
Ottawa International Animation Festival
(OIAF) 2013 Best Short Animation for Children Award for "
Written By A Kid: La Munkya
." The short was directed by co-founder and previous OIAF award winner,
, and features the animated reimagining of 6-year-old Emily's tale of a ravenous paper horse named La Munkya.
"Written By A Kid" is the brainchild of
and Josh Flaum
(Attack of the Show!, The Underground)
, and supervised by the comedic direction of Daniel Strange
(Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, Stiller & Meara)
and web series pioneer Kim Evey
(The Guild, Tabletop).
With over 230,000 views on YouTube, "La Munkya" has become a fan favorite due to the inventive and bizarrely charming interpretation of the story and is one of the most watched episodes of the series. The OIAF jury congratulated the short on its "happy and creative" content.
"To win an award at OIAF a second time is a big honor," Ballesteros said. "It gives me a little extra pride because I respect the festival so much and what they represent. OIAF promotes and awards
animation so their programs span from mainstream
films to obscure independent artists from all over the world. They are also big on fostering the community aspect of the festival, so it's a great place to meet artists with different worldviews who you wouldn't normally get the opportunity to cross paths with."
INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVALEvery September, the Ottawa International Animation Festival presents the world's most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation. The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) was founded in 1976 and is the largest event of its kind in
, a major film event attracting attendees from around the world. To find out more about The Ottawa International Animation Festival visit
ABOUT GHOSTBOTFormed in 2004 with over 75 years of combined experience in the entertainment sector, the principals of Ghostbot work tirelessly to deliver the highest quality product. Throughout the history of the company, the studio has come to be recognized as one of the premier creative forces in the animation industry. Please contact Roque at Ghostbot, Inc. for inquiries:
or call 650-993-8234.
SOURCE Ghostbot, Inc.