A stray cat and an esoteric Native American chief are just about to restore their world gone to pieces. A broken simulated short film about kindness, tolerance and coexistence.

Inspired by the story ›Ugly the Cat‹ found on an inspirational website featuring wisdom quotes and sad stories, ›Ugly‹ is a broken simulated short film about a Native American chief and an ugly cat trying to find peace in an evil neighborhood.

Original title: Ugly
Director: Nikita Diakur
Script: Nikita Diakur, Redbear Easterman
Music: David Kamp, Enrica Sciandrone, Cédric Dekowski, Felix Reifenberg, Nicolas Martigne, Bernd Thurig
Others: Animation Assistance: Gerhard Funk, Phil Maron, Nicolas Trotignon // Assets & FX: Ozan Korkut, Chris Lühning, Mitch Martinez from mitchmartinez.com, Julia Merkschien, Hannes Raff
Production: Redbear Easterman & Nikita Diakur
Cast: Redbear Easterman
Dialogue: Without Dialogue
Clearance of minors: 6 years
Licensed territory: Worldwide

New Talent Award, Fantoche, Baden, Switzerland
Grand Prix Animation, Encounters, Bristol, Great Britain
Nelvana Grand Prize, Ottawa Animation Festival, Canada
Jury Award—Animated Film, Vienna Shorts, Austria
ASIFA Austria Award, Best Film of the competition Animation Avantgarde, Vienna Shorts, Austria

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