Swim is a journey. The little fish swims from the depths of the ocean towards the surface and glimmers in the darkness. When the fish reaches the ocean surface, it jumps with joy, unaware of what lies above.

This film is made using the Traditional Method of animation, using straight-ahead animation. The medium of soft pastels over black chart paper is used to add to the narrative, as the erased drawings of the previous frames gives the fish a beautiful trail.

  • Shweta Marathe
  • Shweta Marathe
  • Shweta Marathe
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    1 minute 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 20, 2017
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - National Institute of Design
  • Taiwan International Student Design Competition, TISDC 2018

    Breakthrough and Innovation - Finalist
Director Biography - Shweta Marathe

Shweta Marathe is a rising filmmaker from India with an unbound love for storytelling. Her passion for art began from a very young age started her design journey at the National Institute of Design (NID) in 2017, specialising in Communication Design. Shweta made her first animated short film - SWIM, during the foundation year before being formally introduced to animation. Finalist in Taiwan International Student Design Competition (TISDC 2018), Breakthrough and Innovation.

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