CTRL+S by VACD&FENS students received the 2016 Royal Reel Winners title

CTRL+S - A computer generated animation by VACD & FENS students received the 2016 Royal Reel Winners title at the Animation competition category.



Sometimes we forget to save or backup our work when we work on the computer. Sudden computer system failures and virus attacks may cause us nightmare that requires us to be extra cautious to save and archive our work frequently. Ctrl+S is a fictional short film depicting a young female character who falls asleep in front of the computer confronted with a strange dream.

As a modern society we spend irrational amounts of time in front of the computer, sometimes leading to an unusual attachment to a physical object when there is too much data and information to be digested. At the same time, computers are extremely complicated tools and we do not always fully understand their internal systems. As a human being and being human, we tend to be a little superstitious when something goes wrong with our machines, we sometimes blame the computer itself as if it has ill intentions towards us. These ill intentions are symbolized in this short film by the character of the Plug-girl, an evil digital spirit working in the control room of the computer, causing all kinds of mischief. Opposite of her, we find Electro, a humble and lowly worker, who takes care of the computer, always making sure it works like a well-oiled machine. One day, when it comes time to repair an error, these digital spirits clash into confrontation.

Supervisor: Yoong Wah Alex Wong
Script by: Sabancı University 2015 Animation Team.
Animators and Modelers: Alicem Batmansuyu, Basak Erbakan, Doruk Erduran, Duygu Gunesli, Jonathan Stapf, Mustafa Hassan Malik.
Motion Graphics: Eda Alfasa.
Rendering and Editing: Aljaz Tepina.
Sound Design: Alicem Batmansuyu.

Screened International Festivals:

1 - 6 November 2015: Exhibitor, "CTRL+S", 2° Festival De Cinema De Caruaru, Brazil.
http:// www.festivaldecaruaru.com.br

27 November - 1 December 2015: Exhibitor, "CTRL+S", XIV St. Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Films, Russia.

15 - 21 August 2015: Exhibitor, "CTRL+S", Cebu International Documentary Film Festival, Cebu City, Philippines.

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