“The Brave Heart” or (The day we enabled the sleepwalking protocol)


A quirky and surrealistic action/comedy where a brave heart takes a wild journey inside the body to try to sort out the problems of a hungover morning.

“The Brave Heart” or (The day we enabled the sleepwalking protocol)" is this week's Staff Pick Premiere! Read more about it on the Vimeo blog here: https://vimeo.com/blog/post/thebraveheart

Film by Luca Schenato & Sinem Vardarli

Production: Luca&Sinem

Country: United Kingdom

Year: 2018

Film official websites:





trailer: https://vimeo.com/255536415


AUDIENCE AWARD 'Best Humour Film' -

Les Nuits Magiques International Animation Film Festival 2018

AUDIENCE AWARD - Animakom Fest 2019-Bilboa International Animation Festival

Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere 2018

HONORABLE MENSION - Los Angeles Animation Festival 2018

'Best Short Film' - Los Angeles Cinefest 2018 (Finalist)

'Best Narrative' - Tampa Bay Comin Con 2019

'Best VFX' - Indiana Comic Con 2019

Official Selections :


Edinburgh International Film Festival

Animation Block Party, NY

LIAF (London International Animation Festival )

Animatriks Animation Festival, Helsinki

Future Film Festival, Bologna

Los Angeles Cinefest (Finalist)


ANIMAGE Pernambuco

The Smalls Film Festival, UK

Les Nuits Magiques Festival International du Film d'Animasion

BALKANIMA European Animated Film Festival

ASIFA-South Animation Festival

Catacumba Film Festival

Dublin Animation Festival

International Animation Festival AJAYU

FANCINE – Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Málaga

Cut Out Festival

Animax Skopje Festival

Bucharest Short Film Festival


TAAFI-Toronto Animation Arts Festival International

AnimFest Athens

Filmfest Dresden

Imaginarium Comic Con

Atlanta Comic con

Tampa Bay Comic Con (Nominated for Best Narrative)

Indiana Comic Con (Nominated for Best VFX)

Animakom Fest - Bilbao International Animation Festival

Melbourne International Animation Festival


Written,Directed, Designed and Animated by Luca Schenato & Sinem Vardarli

production by Luca&Sinem

script by Luca Schenato

art direction by Luca Schenato

animation & character design by Sinem Vardarli, Luca Schenato

edit by Sinem Vardarli

sound by Suat Onur Ayas

music by Mert Tunay, Haendel, Bach, Terry Devine King (audionetwork)

voice by C. Gunyol Bakoglu, Luca Schenato

sound edit by Okan Isik, Justin Stark

©2018 Luca Schenato, Sinem Vardarli

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