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Réka Bucsi’s ‘Solar Walk’ Now Online!

Grand Prize winner at the 2018 Ottawa Festival now available in a month-long limited free online release.

Fresh off its festival run, Solar Walk, the award-winning short film from Hungarian-born independent animator Réka Bucsi is now available to watch online in a month-long limited free release!

The 20-minute experimental odyssey through the vastness of the universe and creation, which Short of the Week describes as “2001: A Space Odyssey for the ‘It’s Nice That’ set,” was recently awarded the Grand Prize at last month’s Oscar-qualifying Ottawa Festival. Originally commissioned by the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra for Aarhus 2017, a multi-media celebration of the city’s designation as “Europe’s Cultural Capital,” Solar Walk has also won awards at the Berlinale Shorts Competition, Fantoche 2018, and the Guanajuato International Film Festival, among others.

Initially taking form as an hour-long live orchestral performance composed by Niels Marthinsen and jazz singer Susi Hyldgaard, Solar Walk was developed during a residency at the Open Workshop in Viborg (part of the acclaimed Danish animation school, The Animation Workshop).

Learn more about how Solar Walk was made in AWN’s exclusive interview with Bucsi at FMX 2018:

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.