Award of Merit – “Night Light” (USA)

Title: Night Light
Runtime: 8 min
Country: USA
Director: University of Central Florida Character Animation cohort of 2018
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: March 31, 2019

Synopsis: A wide-eyed, newborn sea turtle named Fin finds himself on the illuminated beaches of Miami. It is a perilous time to be a hatchling, with hazards of artificial light and debris present at every turn. With the help of Abueluna, his caring, celestial guide, Fin will make the daring trek from his cluttered nest to the open seas.