Synopsis: Solastalgia, as the film’s name suggests, focuses on the feeling of distress caused by environmental change. It offers a one-minute animated visual narrative, which reflects the escalating impact of human pollution on the environment. The film uses striking colour and music to make a simple point: that human beings are destroying the world they live in, and if they don’t make drastic change, it will not be habitable for much longer.
About the Director: Elizabeth Fijalkowski is an illustrator and animator based in the UK, who works under the moniker ‘Lizziefij’. She is passionate about visual storytelling, and loves designing cinematic compositions and painting colourful scenes. Elizabeth’s previous work has spanned storyboarding, 2D animation, compositing, editing, graphic design and illustration. She graduated with first class honours in Animation from Norwich University of the Arts in 2019.