Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions



LANGUAGE: No dialogue

A meditation of the "Defenestration of Prague" in 1618. This event sparked the start of the Thirty Years War - a religious conflict which killed close to a third of the population of central Europe, and set its cultural development back by a century.

Production Company: Steven Subotnick
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

Director: Steven Subotnick
Screenwriter: Steven Subotnick
Producer: Steven Subotnick
Director of Photography: Steven Subotnick
Production Designer: Steven Subotnick
Sound: Steven Subotnick
Editing: Steven Subotnick
Sound Editing: Steven Subotnick
Music Composers: Joan LaBarbara, Alex Stolmach-Ness

Genre: animation
Sub-genre: art, history
Language: No dialog
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2004
Total running time: 6:20
Production format: digital HD
Color type: color
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: stereo

First Place, Black Maria International Film & Video Festival, 2007
Charles Samu Animation Award, Flaherty International Film Seminars, 2006
Shoestring Award, Rochester International Film Festival, 2005

2016 AUG O Sol da Caparica Music Festival, Portugal
2007 JAN FIRST PLACE, Black Maria International Film & Video Festival
2006 JUN CHARLES SAMU ANIMATION AWARD, Flaherty International Film Seminars
2006 NOV International Animation Festival, Istanbul, TURKEY
2005 MAY SHOESTRING AWARD, Rochester International Film Festival
2005 JAN San Francisco Art Institute International Film & Video Festival, S.F., CA
2005 JAN Standing Rock Film Festival, Kent, OH
2005 MAR Tiburon International Film Festival, Tiburon, CA
2005 APR HiLo Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
2005 MAY AniFest, Trebon, Czech Republic
2005 JUN Festival of Nations, Linz, Austria
2005 JUN Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2005 AUG London International Animation Festival, London, UK
2004 MAR Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
2004 APR Balagan Experimental Film & Video Series, Boston, MA
2004 APR Portland PDX Film Festival, Portland, OR
2004 AUG Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Hiroshima, Japan
2004 OCT Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada


Steven Subotnick is an internationally acclaimed experimental animation filmmaker. His films have screened in festivals, galleries, museums, and curated shows around the world, and have received many awards. He is the recipient of major grants and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an LEF Fellowship, and an AFI Fellowship. He has received residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Yaddo Corporation, and served as a pre-selector and a judge at a number of film festivals. In 2017, he had a major retrospective of his films at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Steven is also a dedicated teacher. He has taught animation for over 30 years at various colleges and universities, including Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard University, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He currently teaches senior animation thesis projects at Rhode Island School of Design.