BORDERLINE

"Once there was no border line on the earth."

BORDERLINE tells the story of a boy who creates borders on Earth, however these borders start moving without his consent, which fills him with rage.
This is Seishi’s first ever animation, and all creative work on the project was done by him. Directing, writing, animating, editing, sound, composing. It was all him. He is from Japan. His style is vibrant and exuberant,
his passion flows through this project.

That is in large part the beauty of it. This film is international. There is no dialogue. The story is incredibly universal and immensely relatable. It is a film of it’s time. It is filled with rage and anger, not at the world but at the system’s that have been created.

<STORY>
A boy was writing a score.
Eventually one of the lines became a circle, many colors filled it,
and it became the Earth. Yes, once there was no border line on Earth.
The songs he composed are progressing.
Looking back at the history of the earth, this is the song dedicated to one girl he loved.

  • Seishi Irimajiri
    Director
  • Seishi Irimajiri
    Animation
  • Seishi Irimajiri
    Music
  • Lucas Lehmann
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, fantasy, experimental
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Denmark
  • Country of Filming:
    Denmark
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Drawing / CG
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Odense International Film Festival
    Odense
    Denmark
    August 29, 2017
  • SUPERNOVA
    Denver
    United States
    September 23, 2017
    Honorable Mention
  • SPARK animation
    Vancouver
    Canada
    September 26, 2017
    Competition
  • Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival
    Vancouver
    Canada
    December 4, 2017
    The Best Animated Film
  • THE WORLD ANIMATION CELEBRATION
    California
    United States
    Competition
  • Denver International Film Festival
    Denver
    United States
    November 1, 2017
  • Speechless Film Festival
    Mankato, Minnesota
    United States
    April 12, 2018
  • Super Geek Film Festival
    Florida
    United States
  • Asian Film Festival of Dallas
    Dallas
    United States
  • Jecheon International Music & Film Festival
    Jecheon
    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Director Biography - Seishi Irimajiri

After graduating from aesthetics department at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan, he worked as a social worker, while working as a graphic designer and a music composer in the stage theater industry in Japan. In 2016 he enrolled in EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE in Denmark and made the first animated film as graduation production. That is this work.

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Director Statement

I was watching the world map.
The world's border line
seems to be like a human blood vessel.
I imagined.
Somebody's blood is flowing now
and there in the world.
To break the border line,
To protect the border line,
someone is hurting someone even today.

If there were someone who created this world.
Why did s/he draw a border line?
And what does s/he think now?

Probably s/he must be mad....