How to Catch a Bird


How To Catch a Bird is a stop motion short based on a childhood memory. It's the graduation film I made for my masters in animation at AKV St. Joost Breda.

When I was eight; my dad taught me how to fish. He told me to take the worm off the hook after fishing, but I had no idea why. After fishing I forgot about the worm and left it dangling on the hook. If I only knew then what the consequence of this action would be.

Animation by Vera van Wolferen

Music by Gerard van Wolferen

Screened at:

October 2013 Primanima, Hungary

November 2013 Libelula Animation Festival, Spain

November 2013 Animatiefestival Zwolle, Netherlands

December 2013 Animateka, Slovenia

March 2014 Fete de l’anim, France

March 2014 Disposable Film Fest, U.S.A.

March 2014 Holland Animation Film Festival, The Netherlands

April 2014 A/V Club Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 2014 Golden Kuker, Sofia

May 2014 Non Stop Animation Festival, Barcelona

May 2014 Bonsai Film Festival, Acqualagna, Italy

June 2014 Mo&Friese Children's Short Film Festival Hamburg

July 2014 Lago Film Fest, Lago Italy

July 2014 Barnafilmar - Animation for Children, Faroe Islands

September 2014 Balkan Film Food Festival

September 2014 Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, Canada

September 2014 Nederlands Film Festival, Netherlands

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