25th Animation Division Jury Selections
The Wind Whistles
Animated short film
April 16, 1945, toward the end of World War II, in Monticello, Northern Italy. A small partisan outpost located near enemy lines was ambushed by 450 SS soldiers. Based on the memoirs of a then-20-year-old partisan member, the work combines hand-drawn and digital techniques to depict the event in which approximately 60 partisans fought against and forced the 450-member SS to retreat.