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Copyright © 2008 Jane Sablow & Carl Edwards

Smart Machine

A little boy has an unusual encounter with a vending machine during a family vacation. The surprised child soon learns the machine can talk and has an opinion on what he should eat.

Film notes

With nutrition as the theme, the piece presents a healthy food choice to children, ages 5-12, and their families through visual storytelling and gentle humor.
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Copyright © 2008 Jane Sablow & Carl Edwards

Awards and nominations

Impressive Impact Award
7 Jun | United States
3rd Place - Animated Short Films
8 Oct – 10 Oct | United States
Best Short Animation Series
22 Sep – 25 Sep | Canada

Previous screenings

2008
27 Jul – 23 Aug | San Diego, United States
20 Sep – 12 Oct | Los Angeles, United States
18 Oct – 26 Oct | Amsterdam, Netherlands
10 Nov – 16 Nov | Columbus, United States
2009
1 Jan – 31 Dec | United States
27 Feb – 15 Mar | San Francisco, United States
Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay | 2009
4 Apr – 18 Apr | Uruguay
16 Apr – 25 Apr | Houston, United States
7 Jun | Folly Beach, United States
Impressive Impact Award
Divercine: International Film Festival for Kids and Youths
29 Jun – 12 Jul | Montevideo, Uruguay
Accolade Competition | 2009
8 Jul | La Jolla, United States
Cartoon Club: International Festival of Animation Cinema and Comics
10 Jul – 1 Aug | Rimini, Italy
Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults | 2009
21 Sep – 25 Sep | Auburn, Australia
6 Oct – 11 Oct | Lahore, Pakistan
Kolibri : International Festival of Audiovisual Production for Children and Adolescents
4 Nov – 11 Nov | La Paz, Bolivia
Saugatuck Children's Film Festival | 2009
16 Nov – 23 Nov | Saugatuck, United States
4 Dec – 17 Dec | Anchorage, United States
2010
International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh
23 Jan – 29 Jan | Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Barisal, Khulna, Bangladesh
YoungAbout: International Youth and Cinema Festival
8 Mar – 13 Mar | Bologna, Italy
16 Mar – 28 Mar | Washington, United States
6 Apr – 12 Apr | Lucknow, India
Columbia Gorge International Film Festival | 2010
18 Aug – 22 Aug | Washougal, United States
17 Sep – 19 Sep | Hailey, United States
24 Sep – 3 Oct | Athens, United States
Art Amphora-Balkan Festival for Films and Television | 2010
26 Sep – 30 Sep | Sophia, Bulgaria
8 Oct – 10 Oct | Houston, United States
3rd Place - Animated Short Films
15 Oct – 22 Oct | New York, United States
Cine en el Norte | 2010
1 Nov – 31 Dec | Peru
Ribe Animation Festival
8 Nov – 14 Nov | Ribe, Denmark
9 Nov – 14 Nov | New Delhi, India
Barcelona International Audiovisual Festival | 2010
10 Nov – 20 Nov | Barcelona, Spain
Tutti Nello Stesso Piatto Festival Cinema Cibo & Videodiversita | 2010
10 Nov – 10 Dec | Trento, Italy
Fenaco: International Short Film Festival
11 Nov – 13 Nov | Cusco, Peru
Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People
11 Dec – 18 Dec | Pyrgos, Greece
2011
International Izmir Animation Festival
10 Mar – 13 Mar | Izmir, Turkey
26 Mar – 28 Mar | Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii, Canada
8 Apr – 9 Apr | Davis, United States
12 May – 15 May | Vientiane, Laos
18 May – 22 May | Colombo, Sri Lanka
DerHumALC International Festival of Cinema of Human Rights
19 May – 25 May | Santiago del Estero and Buenos Aires, Argentina
15 Jun – 30 Jun | Lima, Peru
Worldkids International Film Festival | 2011
1 Sep – 7 Sep | Mumbai, India
20 Sep – 24 Sep | Barichara, Colombia
22 Sep – 25 Sep | Toronto, Canada
Best Short Animation Series
30 Sep – 16 Oct | Nicosia, Cyprus
17 Oct – 27 Oct | Valparaiso, Chile
28 Oct – 30 Oct | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20 Nov – 26 Nov | San Jose, Costa Rica
24 Nov – 26 Nov | Skopje, Macedonia
2012
Winter Shorts Film Festival | 2012
27 Jan – 28 Jan | Somerset, United States
Kingussie Food on Film Festival | 2012
2 Feb – 5 Feb | Inverness-shire, United Kingdom
14 Mar – 24 Mar | Cape Town & Stellenbosch, South Africa
25 May – 28 May | Baltimore, United States
19 Oct – 28 Oct | Burlington, United States

Latest press reviews/articles

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“... The director is as fun and dynamic as the movies...Sablow's goal for her films is to get families talking about and around healthy food. The films, she says, "straddle the line between education and entertainment." ...”
12 Mar 2010 | Moira E. McLaughlin | The Washington Post

Latest user comments

A simple way of learning from the machine!
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20 Aug 2011 | Vahid Vahed | Australia

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Smart Machine has received a new award at Commffest Global Community Film Festival. | more...
28 September 2011
Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 21 Feb 2015