Music and Sound Design: Niccolò Chotkowski @Smider

An aged desolation,
She sits by old Shannon’s flowing,
A mother of many children,
Of children exiled and dead,
In her home, with bent head, homeless,
Clasping her knees she sits,
Keening, keening! - “The Banshee”, John Todhunter

According to Irish mythology, a banshee is the mournful spirit of a woman who was murdered or died during childbirth. Banshees often sit by misty riverbanks or under trees, keening and wailing. Although their name means “fairy woman” (from Old Irish: ben síde, baintsíde, meaning “woman of the fairy mound” or “fairy woman”), banshees’ appearance has nothing to do with fairytale fairies. They are actually dreadful ghosts with long hair, lamenting often under a grey cloak. Their piercing, unbearable wailing presages or even predicts the death of a dear family member.
Animation Studio Festival Award Winner
Celtic Animation Film Competition Award Winner

Dolgoji Experimental Shorts Finalist

Rome Independent Prisma Awards Semi-Finalist
5th International Motion Festival, Cyprus (IMF) Semi-Finalist

Chania Film Festival and Chania Film Festival Edu Selected
Festival Internazionale del Cinema Patologico 10/13 APRILE Selected
Animation Shorts Film Festival Selected
AnimaSyros International Animation Festival + Agora Selected
30x30 BERLIN Selected
Supernova Digital Animation Festival Selected
TAF Thessaloniki Animation Festival Selected
PSIAF Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo Selected
Anilogue International Animation Festival Selected
Derapage Selected
32 Girona Film Festival GFF Selected
Banshee is a part of "The Wedding" short film.

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