Award of Merit – “This is a Dog” (USA)

Title: This is a Dog
Runtime: 3 min
Country: USA 
Director: Dawn Brown
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: June, 2019

Synopsis: A short conversation between ‘Logic’ and ‘Love’ about what makes a dog a dog. Logic sees a dog for its fur, four legs, and a tail. It is just an animal. Love sees a dog for it’s energy, spirit, and loyalty. It is her best friend. The overall theme explores what makes something really come alive and special in our hearts. This film is our love letter to the art of stop motion animation, where something made from wire, and foam, and fake fur, comes alive and becomes a real character, full of heart and charm all his own.