"As we return to Animafest this year, excited to be surrounded by this vibrant community of talented designers, animators, and filmmakers, we would like to open up the series and commission two poems from Animafest attendees." - Gerta Xhelo, producer.
We invite all of you to participate in this competition. To be considered, please submit 2-3 design frames and a short director's treatment/ proposal (no longer than 100 words).
You may submit a treatment for one of the two following poems:
Jabberwocky BY LEWIS CARROLL
’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!”
He took his vorpal sword in hand; Long time the manxome foe he sought— So rested he by the Tumtum tree And stood awhile in thought.
And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back.
“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” He chortled in his joy.
’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.
The Chariot BY EMILY DICKINSON
Because I could not stop for Death He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality We slowly drove, he knew no haste And I had put away My labor, and my leisure too For his civility
We passed the school where children played Their lessons scarcely done We passed the fields of gazing grain We passed the setting sun
We paused before a house that seemed A swelling of the ground The roof was scarcely visible The cornice but a mound
Since then 't is centuries; but each Feels shorter than the day I first surmised the horses' heads Were toward eternity
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