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A Woman Apart

A Woman Apart is a short stop motion animated film about a woman in a small, tight-knit village facing what she believes to be the last morning of her life. She knows that she can save herself. But at what cost?

A woman watches the sun rise for what she thinks is the last time from a small dungeon window. Outside a horse and wagon arrive and someone enters the dungeon.

The woman and a sheriff ride in the wagon, wordlessly at first. They discuss her predicament and quickly come to an impasse, and they fall back into silence.

They arrive at a lone tree atop a hill and the man beseeches the woman to reconsider. She gives him an answer he doesn't expect and the man doesn't quite know what to make of it.

He reflects on a memory from a long time ago.

  • Mary K Omelina
  • Mary K Omelina
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Colorado International Film Festival

    August 16, 2018
    WINNER - Best Animation
  • Wisconsin Film Festival
    United States
    April 5, 2018
  • Chicago Feminist Film Festival
    March 7, 2018
  • Culver City Film Festival
    Marina Del Ray, CA
    December 6, 2017
  • Orlando Film Festival
    United States
    October 20, 2017
  • Milwaukee Short Film Festival
    Milwaukee, WI
    September 8, 2017
  • Door County Film Festival
    Sister Bay, WI
    February 16, 2018
  • The Wayward Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 28, 2018
    Semi-Finalist Storyteller Prize for Short Film
  • Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    February 22, 2018
  • Wildwood Film Festival
    Appleton, WI
    United States
    February 16, 2018
  • Misty Moon International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 28, 2017
  • Women Over 50 Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    September 14, 2017
    Winner - 3rd Place Best Animation
  • 2018 Great Lakes International Shorts Festival
    Eerie, PA
    October 5, 2017
  • Milwaukee Women's Film Festival
    Milwaukee, WI
    September 8, 2017
  • NewFilmmakers
    October 1, 2017
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 14, 2018
  • DePaul Premiere Film Festival 2017
    Chicago, IL
    June 2, 2017
    Winner - Best Visual Effects; Noms for Best Animation & Jury Award Graduate; Official Selection
  • Women's Independant Film Festival
    Tarzana, CA
    April 7, 2018
    First Place Animation
Director Biography - Mary K Omelina

Adjunct Faculty at DePaul University - 2008 to Present
Animator for Video Games - 1994 to 2012
MFA - DePaul University, 2017
BFA - Rhode Island School of Design, 1992

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