Music and Sound Design: Niccolò Chotkowski @Smider

An aged desolation,
She sits by old Shannon’s flowing,
A mother of many children,
Of children exiled and dead,
In her home, with bent head, homeless,
Clasping her knees she sits,
Keening, keening! - “The Banshee”, John Todhunter

According to Irish mythology, a banshee is the mournful spirit of a woman who was murdered or died during childbirth. Banshees often sit by misty riverbanks or under trees, keening and wailing. Although their name means “fairy woman” (from Old Irish: ben síde, baintsíde, meaning “woman of the fairy mound” or “fairy woman”), banshees’ appearance has nothing to do with fairytale fairies. They are actually dreadful ghosts with long hair, lamenting often under a grey cloak. Their piercing, unbearable wailing presages or even predicts the death of a dear family member.

Official selection
Festival Internazionale del Cinema Patologico
Chania Film Festival
Le Petit Cannes film festival
AnimaSyros International Animation Festival + Agora
2018 Animation Shorts Film Festival
Supernova Digital Animation Festival
PSIAF Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo
TAF Thessaloniki Animation Festival
30 Girona Film Festival GIFF
Animation Studio Festival - Best Design
Celtic Animation Film Competition - Best Celtic Animation 
Semi finalist
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
5th International Motion Festival, Cyprus (IMF) - (Short & Sweet) Short Film
Banshee is a part of "The Wedding" short film.

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