I received some great news today that “Red Lion” is an Official Selection in the 7th Insomnia International Open-Air Animation Film Festival 2019 as part of the “Animated Dreams – Music of the Night” program. The festival takes place in the Russian countryside in a fantastic meadow surrounded by a forest, near the small river Ugra (200 km from Moscow) in the Kaluga region. Last year approximately 8,000 visitors attended the festival with brilliant animation from around the world.
Insomnia believes that for the correct perception of animation, an open sky and darkness, formed by the natural rotation of the Earth, are necessary. Only such darkness can bring us back to ourselves, tearing ourselves from the illusions and bustle of civilization. They also want to help animation lovers meet and spend time in a friendly atmosphere.
It looks like an amazing experience and the organizers are very welcoming.