SOAR: An Animated Short

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Published on April 17, 2016

A cross between Miyazaki and Pixar, SOAR is an award-winning 3D animated movie about a young girl who must help a tiny boy pilot fly home before it’s too late.

Soar was created as Alyce Tzue’s thesis project in school. What began as a toil of love by first-time filmmakers ended up catching the eyes of festivals all over the world. Soar is the proud 2015 Gold Winner of the 42nd Student Oscars, Best Student Animation Winner at Palm Springs, Finalist at the Student BAFTAs, and has screened in the Hamptons, St. Louis, Seoul, Austin, and more.

The Soar team is beyond grateful for your support. We believe the film’s surprise success is proof of its message: when you put in everything you’ve got, sometimes you achieve more than you ever expected.

There are plans to make Soar into a feature length film inspired by the sensibilities of Hayao Miyazaki and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. For more information, please contact Alyce Tzue at

Written and Directed by Alyce Tzue –
Music by Jack Gravina –
Produced by Anson Yu –
VFX Supervisor Derek Flood –
Created at the Academy of Art University –

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Gold Winner, Best Animated Film – Student Academy Awards
Winner, Best Student Animation – Palm Springs International ShortFest
Winner, Best Children’s Animation – Rhode Island International Film Festival
Winner, Best Animation – San Diego Film Festival
Winner, Best Animated Short – USA Film Festival
2nd Place, Audience Award for Best Animated Short – Palm Springs ShortFest
Finalist, BAFTA Student Awards
Official Selection,
Official Selection, St. Louis International Film Festival
Official Selection, Austin Film Festival
Official Selection, Hamptons International Film Festival
Official Selection, Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Official Selection, Ciné Court Animé (France)
Official Selection, TIFF Kids International Film Festival (Canada)
Official Selection, Hudson Valley International Festival
Official Selection, Cleveland International Film Festival
Official Selection, Kansas International Film Festival
Official Selection, Northwest Animation Festival
Official Selection, La Scatola Blu Festival (Italy)
Official Selection, Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection, Leuven Short Film Festival (Belgium)

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