Lingua Absentia
10:00, Color, Stereo, HD
Directed and animated by Kate Raney & Jeremy Bessoff

Lingua Absentia is a paper cut-out animation, about a mother and her schizophrenic daughter, Abby. Guided by the mother’s voice-over narration, the film takes the viewer through Abby's severe cancer treatment and her long process to recovery.
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Altan Khan Independent Film Festival, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Moviate Underground Film Festival, Harrisburg, PA
SorsiCorti Short Film Festival, Palermo, Italy
Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival, London, UK
Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, Maryland
Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, Iowa City, IA
Ohio Shorts Program at the Wexner, Columbus, OH
Thin Line Fest, Denton, TX
Access Code Film Festival, Bangalore, India
Tapas Film Festival, Allahabad, India
Roma Cinema DOC, Rome, Italy
Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI (Winner Golden Badger Award)
MooreWomenArtists: Women in Animation Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA
Athens Animfest, Athens, Greece
West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, Morgantown, WV (Winner Best Animation)
Athens International Film & Video Festival, Athens, OH
Fargo Film Festival, Fargo, ND
3rd FICAE – Diseases International Short Film & Art Festival, Valencia, Spain (Honorable Mention for Animation)
We Care Film Festival, New Delhi, India
2nd Animation Marathon, Athens, Greece
Croydon International Film Festival, Croydon, UK (Runner-Up for Best Animation)

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