Award of Merit – “Dream Catcher” (USA)

Title: Dream Catcher
Runtime: 4 min
Country: USA
Director: Avery Rouda
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: December, 2018

Synopsis: It is the Young Sorter’s first day on the job in the Dreamcatcher Factory where all sorts of bite-sized characters work through the night to catch, sort, and sift through the dreams had by Sleeping Girl out in the real world. On this night, under the full moon, a dark cloud is caught and finds its way to the Young Sorter’s sorting station. Determined to protect the little girl sound asleep in her bed, Young Sorter chases Nightmare through the inner web of the Dreamcatcher Factory, learning along the way that he should never be led by nightmares, but rather, to always follow his dreams.