SMILES

Sharks have gotten a raw deal. But don’t take my word for it, you can hear it right from the source in "Smiles". This in an inside look into the world of Sharks with interviews from the majestic creatures themselves. They have been portrayed as monsters, lifeless eating machines and in some cases tornadoes of death, and they just want a chance to tell their side of things.
 

“Smiles” is Steven Bednar’s latest animated short. He is a writer/director and has been making films for the past decade that have been shown in festivals all over the country. He has always loved animals and especially sharks. Sharks have definitely had their share of villainous roles in film and “Smiles” is an attempt to reverse that stigma in a humorous way.

Official Selection - River Run Film Festival (2020)

Official Selection - Newport Film Festival (2020)

Official Selection - Brooklyn Film Festival (2020)

Official Selection - Imagine Science Film Festival (2020)

Official Selection - Warsaw Film Festival (2020)

Official Selection - Boston International Kids Film Festival (2020)

Official Selection - Imagine Science Film Festival (2020)

Official Selection - Silicon Valley International Film Festival (2020)

Official Selection - Short and Sweet Film Festival (2021)

Official Selection - Chicago Indie Film Awards (2021)

Official Selection - Chesapeake Bay Film Festival (2021)

Official Selection - Athens Film and Video Festival (2021)

Official Selection - Paris Art and Movie Awards (2021)

 

Honorable Mention - One Reeler Short Film Competition (2020)

Best Animation - Short and Sweet Film Festival (2021)

Finalist - Jelly Film Festival (2021)