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BLOCK C | Bold & Beautiful 

Thursday, March 23 | 8 - 10 PM 

The Mercantile | Burro Alley Dress for the Weather

Screenings & Awards

2023 Academy Awards OSCAR Shortlist • Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival • Filmfest Dresden • Glas Animation Festival

Cast & Crew

ANIMATION | 2022 | 15 min. 00 sec. 


COUNTRY | Estonia 

LANGUAGE | No Dialogue 

PRODUCERS | Erik Heinsalu, Aurelia Aasa 

DIRECTOR | Sander Joon 

WRITER | Sander Joon


Father and his son are losing the folkrace. In order to win, a boy turns himself into a car tire. Loosely inspired by the director's childhood, Sierra pulls us into the surreal car racing world.

About the Director

Sander Joon uses animation to create surreal worlds with a dash of humour. His films have previously travelled to festivals such as Annecy, DOK Leipzig, Ottawa, Go Short, Stuttgart, Fredrikstad, Kaboom, Supertoon, Animateka and GLAS. He has attended the Open Workshop artist residency in Viborg twice and is now teaching animation at the Estonian Academy of Arts, where he has received a master’s degree in animation. Besides films he has animated a music video for Tommy Cash, participated in a popular commercial for Rick and Morty and has been a VJ to numerous events. Sander also worked as a 2D artist for the multi-awarded film The Old Man Movie (2019). His previous short Sounds Good (2018) won awards from Stuttgart, Fredrikstad, SUPERTOON and PÖFF Shorts.

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