Bottle from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.

Animated on location at a beach, in the snow, and underwater, this stop-motion short details a transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle.

Short making of below:

Making of "Bottle" (in 1 minute) from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.

Previous Awards:
Student Annie Award – ASIFA Hollywood
Slamdance Film Festival – Grand Jury Sparky Award for Best Animated Short
Annecy + Film Festival (Bill Plympton’s program at Annecy) – Best Animation
Stuttgart Int’l Animation Festival – Best Student Animation
Florida Film Festival – Best Animated Short
Arizona Film Festival – Best Animation
Future Film Festival – Best Short
LES Film Festival – Prix D’OR/Best in Show
TIDCA (Taiwan) – Grand Prize Winner / Best of Fest
KLIK Amsterdam – Best Student Short
Vimeo Festival & Awards - Community Choice award for Best Animation
LA United Film Festival – Audience award for best short film
BAFTA LA Student Film Awards – Honorable Mention/2nd prize
Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival – Best in Academic Category
Newport Beach Film Festival -Honorable Mention for Short Animated Film
Anim'est Int'l Animation Festival (Bucharest, Romania) – Best Student Film
Rockport Film Festival (Rockport, TX) – Best Animation+People’s Choice Award
Cortoons (IT) - Best Film in International Short Movie - 4 to 20 minutes - category
GIRAF 6 – Best of Fest
Animex 2011 - Winner of Stop Motion category Award
Linoleum (Russia) – Special Prize of Jury
Claremont 5 Second Film Festival – Best Animation
Savannah Film Festival – Best Animation
Shorts Attack! (Beach me!) Interfilm Berlin – Best in Show
Se-Ma-For Film Festival 2011 (Poland/Switzerland) – Special Mention
Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series – Audience Award for Best Short Film
International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker (Sofia, Bulgaria) - Best Student animated film
Jahorina Film Festival (Bosnia Herzegovia) - 1st prize (Golden Maple) for promotional film
International Weekend of Animation (Wiesbaden, Germany) - “Young Animation” Audience Award
2011 My Hero Film Festival (LA) – 1st prize in experimental category
Fotokino (Marseille, FR) - Prix du public / Best Petites Formes film 2011
Bay Area International Children's Film Festival - Children's Choice Award
Dam Short Film Festival (Boulder City, NV) – Best Animation
Evolution Internation Film Festival (LA) – Best Animation Short
RiverRun Film Festival 2012 (Winston-Salem, SC) – Honorable Mention for Short Animation & Student Animated Short
International Film Festival Cine-Jeune (Lyon, FR) – Award for Best Short Animated Film
Animayo (Spain) – Best Independent Short
Beloit Int’l Film Festival – Best Animation