This is the story of Old Bet, the first circus elephant in America, set to a tune sung by her friend, an old farm dog. Their story is portrayed in colorful, handcrafted animation, created frame by frame with clay-on-glass and oil pastel animation. → → Animated and Directed by Lynn Tomlinson Written by Lynn Tomlinson and Sam Saper Music and lyrics by Sam Saper Vocals by Deletta Gillespie and Brooks Long Instrumentals and arrangement by Trucker Talk: Abby Becker, Greg Bowen, Jessica Keyes, Rich Kolm Sound Effects by Elsa Lankford Sound recorded and engineered by Shea Springer, Sweetfoot Studio Additional animation by Lucy Saper and M.C. Tomlinson AWARDS: Audience Choice, Best Short Animation, Providence Children’s Film Festival, 2020 Climate, Environment, Biodiversity Prize, Festival Le Temps Presse, Paris, 2020 Best Music, TOFUZI, Batumi, Georgia, 2019 Best Narrative Short, Programmers Award, 32nd annual Virginia Film Festival, Charlottesville, VA, 2019 Best Animated Short, Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham, AL, 2019 ASIFA East, Independent Films, 1st Prize, NY, 2019 ASIFA East, Excellence in Music, NY, 2019 ASIFA East, Women in Animation Award, NY, 2019 Global Insights Stellar Award (Top Award), Black Maria Film Festival, 2019 Best Animation, NatureTrack Film Festival, CA, 2019 Best Short Film, Environmental Film Festival at Yale, New Haven, CT, 2019 Best Animation, Nevada Women’s Film Festival, Las Vegas, NV 2019 Best Animated Short, SENE Fest, Providence, RI, 2019 Best Sound Design, Chesapeake Film Festival, Easton, MD, 2019 Best Environmental Short Film, Chesapeake Film Festival, Easton, MD, 2019 Best Animation, Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL, 2019 First Prize, Made in Baltimore Short Film Festival, Baltimore, MD, 2018 Best Experimental, 2nd Place, Los Angeles Animation Festival, CA, 2018 Best of Festival, Peekskill Film Festival, Peekskill, NY, 2018 Best Animation, Peekskill Film Festival, Peekskills, NY, 2018 Award of Merit for Animation, University Film & Video Association, Las Cruces, NM, 2018 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS: Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD, World Premiere, 2018 Ajyal Film Festival, Doha, Qatar, 2018 Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan Animation for Peace Program, 2018 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI, 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival, OH, 2019 Athens International Film Festival, Athens, OH, 2019 Canton Film Festival, Canton, OH, 2019 Cinekid, Amsterdam, 2019 High Falls Women’s Film Festival, NY 2019 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, DC, 2019 Athens Animfest, Greece, 2019 ASIFA South Animation Conference and Festival 2019 San Francisco Independent Film Festival, CA, 2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Shastaland, CA, 2019 Cinema Sousa, Xiamen Animation Festival, China, 2018 Vaasa Wildlife Festival, Finland, Finalist, 2018 Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK, 2018 San Jose International Short Film Festival, San Jose, CA 2018 China International Green Film Week, 2018 Woods Hole Film Festival, Woods Hole, MA, 2018 Edmonton International Film Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2018