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Hand Sum 

13 min   |   Canada   |  2005 | 35mm

writer/director/producer - Eva Colmers

Miro moves through life without much conviction until a magical incident prompts an escape from her daily routine. Miro climbs onto a cloud, listens to the birds and has an adventure.

Shot as beautiful shadow projection, the rich imagery in Hand Sum is driven by a compelling rhythm. A truly unique gem and a favourite at many international festivals.

Cast & Crew

Miro - Anne-Marie Felicitas
director of photography - Dave Luxton
art directors - Marissa Kochanski, Eva Colmers
editor - Derek Sharplin
composer & musician - Kris Schindel
sound mix - John Blerot – Wolf Willow Sound
stills - Dave Luxton


Prairie Tale 9 – selected tour by Metro Cinema across prairie provinces
International Fest of Cinema and Technology: IFCT 2007 World Tour
herland film & video festival, Calgary, Canada
San Diego International Children’s Film Festival, USA
International Urban Film Festival in Tehran, Iran
Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brazil
4FF Opere Nuove – No Words Film Festival, Bolzano, Italy
Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival, Yorkton, Canada (nomination)
Reel Femme Film Festival, Edmonton, Canada
WIFT-I compilation of shorts by 7 international women filmmakers which screened
around the world during International Women's Day at over 20 different places
e.g. Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, USA, Australia, UK, South-Africa
BUFF – Children and Young People’s Filmfestival in Malmo, Sweden
Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth, Vancouver, Canada
(ZED Most Innovative Short Film Award sponsored by CBC Television)
International Spiritual Film Festival in Goa, India
Seattle International Children’s Film Festival, USA
Metro Cinema, Edmonton, Canada
International Izmir Short Film Festival, Turkey
Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival, USA
The Hamptons International Film Festival, New York, USA
Calgary International Film Festival, Canada (nomination Alberta Centennial Award)
2 AMPIA nominations

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