Here There

Alexander Stewart

experimental-animated film

year: 2015

format: HD
duration: 4'40"

production: Bonobostudio
distribution: Bonobostudio

A travelogue that is at once strange and familiar, abstract and real.


More About the Film

Here There gives graphic form to memory’s malleable, straying lines. It begins as a traveler’s sketchbook, drawn in Croatia in the summer of 2014, but details soon fade away into abstract impressions on the edges of memory. This film is a reduction to the essence, a condensed feeling of one place and time.

script, directing, design, editing, sound: Alexander Stewart
animation: Alexander Stewart, Darko Masnec
coloring:  Ivan Košutić, Jelena Oroz
scanning and clean-up: Dina Karadžić, Dora Bilandžić, Jason Ammonheuser, Megan Jedrysiak
color correction: Mario Kalogjera
sound mix: Gideon Kiers
producer: Vanja Andrijević

Alexander Stewart (1981, Mobile, Alabama) received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His short films have screened internationally, including at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Image Forum in Japan. He is founder and co-director of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the experimental animation program at CalArts. He previously lived in Chicago, where he taught animation at DePaul University, and curated the film and video screening series at Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center.


Here There (2015), Fort Morgan (2014), What I Want (2013), Crux Film (2013, with Lilli Carré), Crusts (2011), 4000 Frame Throw (Pitchin' Machine) (2011), 100 Foot Ride (2010), 100 Foot Pull (2010), The Battle of the Stand-Stills (2010), Iceland Spar (2009), Very Similar To (2009, with Peter Miller), On the Logic of Dubious Historical Accounts 1969-1972 (2008, with Peter Miller), Errata (2005) 


Special Mention, Revue of Croatian Short Films 2016


Ottawa International Animation Festival (16/9-20/9/2015)
25FPS Festival (24/9-27/9/2015)
DOK Leipzig - International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (26/10-1/11/2015)
Seville European Film Festival (6/11-14/11/2015)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (7/12-13/12/2015)
Slamdance Film Festival (22/1-26/1/2016)
International Film Festival Rotterdam (27/1-7/2/2016)
GLAS Animation Festival (3/3-6/3/2016)
Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival (3/3-6/6/2016)
Ann Arbor Film Festival (15/3-20/3/2016)
Go Short International Short Film Festival (6/4-10/4/2016)
VAFI - International Children and Youth Festival Varaždin (19/4-24/4/2016)
Days of Croatian Film (21/4-24/4/2016)
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival (28/4-1/5/2016)
Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films, Trebon (3/5-8/5/2016)
International Festival of Film and Urbanism 86 (6/5-9/5/2016)
Kratki na brzinu - Revue of Croatian Short Films (12/5-15/5/2016)
Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (25/5-29/5/2016)
Vienna Independent Shorts (25/5-31/5/2016)
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (6/6-11/6/2016)
Edinburgh International Film Festival (15/6-26/6/2016)
Fest Anca - International Animation Festival (29/6-3/7/2016)
Tabor Film Festival (7/7-10/7/2016)
New Horizons International Film Festival (22/7-27/7/2016)
Lago Film Fest (22/7-30/7/2016)
World Festival of Animated Film Varna (7/9-11/9/2016)
Milano Film Festival (8/9-18/9/2016)
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (20/9-25/9/2016)
Tofuzi International Festival of Animated Films (13/10-15/10/2016)
Un festival c'est trop court! - Nice Short Film Festival (14/10-21/10/2016)
Videomedeja International Video Festival (21/10-23/10/2016)
INVIDEO Festival (17/11-20/11/2016)
Animated Dreams International Animation Film Festival (16/11-20/11/2016)
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival (22/11-27/11/2016)
Erarta Motion Pictures Festival (27/3-30/3/2017)
Mediawave – Another Connection International Film and Music Festival (27/4-1/5/2017)
Golden Kuker International Animation Film Festival (1/5-7/5/2017)