"It's amazing to see your characters come to life"

Tom Sielemann is a German actor, writer and director. After making several short films ("I see these short films as a beautiful reminder of my beginning"), Sielemann created his most ambitious project to date, "Mia". After losing their mother in an accident, Mia and Ben are taken to a psychiatric hospital. While Mia is looking hopefully into the future, Ben can’t forget the past. This short drama was well received by the LAFA judging team. With a low budget and a great story, Sielemann touched the hearts of the jury. The lead judge, Roy Zafrani, described Mia as "an incredible short film with perfect performances by Saskia Caroline Keilbach as Mia and Tom Hoßbach as Ben- I believed them ever

"Writing the score for an animated film gives you more stylistic freedom"

André Luiz Machado is a Brazilian film composer. Having studied in the UK and scoring projects from New York, Machado enjoys working on international projects as well as local films. His recent score for Saturn Voyager, an animated short film, won Best Score at LAFA in September 2018. We asked Andre to join us for an interview and met a passionate artist who fell in love with music since childhood. Andre, you recently won Best Score at the Los Angeles Film Awards, and also got a Best Score nomination at the International Sound & Music Festival (ISFMF). How do you feel about these achievements? First of all, many thanks to all the Los Angeles Film Awards team for the recognition of this work.

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