A Shocking Life

Winner > Best Animated Film
Elsa Schiaparelli was a fashion designer who worked in the 1920’s and 30’s in Paris. Her designs from a century ago are still considered modern today. This film is an unreliable account of Elsa’s life as seen through the eyes of her childhood imagination. Did these things actually happen? Or is the life of the artist already present in their early imaginings; turning an imperfect childhood into inspiration for their art?
Director Biography – Julie Zammarchi

Julie Zammarchi is an American director and animator who makes films that seek to convey the interior lives of her characters. She uses both traditional and contemporary techniques to create narratives of visual and emotional complexity.
Her films have been shown at festivals, in museums, on television, on the internet and have garnered many awards including an Emmy in 2016 for Traffic Stop, which she co-directed.