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  • BEST TRADITIONAL ANIMATION (PROFESSIONAL) - World Animation Celebration, 2015
  • BEST OF FEST and BEST 2D ANIMATED FILM - 2D or Not 2D Animation Festival, 2016
  • BEST of FEST and BEST ANIMATED FILM - Princeton Film Festival, 2016
  • BEST ANIMATION (AUDIENCE AWARD) - San Francisco Independent Film Festival, 2015
  • AUDIENCE AWARD - Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival, 2015
  • HONORABLE MENTION - Animatricks Animation Festival, 2015
  • BEST SCREENPLAY and BEST MUSIC - Regina International Film Festival, 2015
  • AUDIENCE AWARD (FAMILY) - Reggio Film Festival, 2016
  • BEST SHORT ANIMATION - FILMSshort Competition 2016

OFFICIAL SELECTION at more than sixty film festivals, including the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, Anima Mundi, Fantasia Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Holland Animation Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival, AnimaSyros, Northwest Animation Festival, Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, Tehran Independent Animation Festival, Fest Anca, Spark Animation Festival, and Golden Kuker - Sofia International Animation Film Festival.



Cooped was animated in TVPaint using traditional techniques, and was completed with thanks to ASIFA Portland, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and the Animator Study Group. Since its online release, Cooped has been featured on Cartoon Brew, On Animation, Thinking Animation, Skwigly Animation Magazine, Films Short, Arte y Animacion, Kuriositas, and many other places.