Missing U

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Missing U
"Missing U" (2013).jpg
Theatrical Poster
Directed by Brooke Wagstaff
Produced by Brooke Wagstaff
Voices by Brooke Wagstaff
Adam Ratner
Animation by Brooke Wagstaff
Studio Ringling College of Art and Design
Release date(s) 2013
Running time 2 minutes 29 seconds
Country United States

Missing U is an award-winning 2013 short animated film made by Brooke Wagstaff which was featured in multiple film festivals.


A 3D animated adventure that follows the letter I as she travels great distances to find her missing U.


The film was created by Wagstaff over the span of a year and a half while she was a student at the Ringling College of Art and Design. She made it for her senior thesis while pursuing a degree in Computer Animation. It was created using the 3D computer graphics software Autodesk Maya but styled to mimic a variety of traditional techniques such as hand-drawn animation and claymation. The film was made only using resources available through the school.[1]

Festivals and Honors[edit]

Event/Organization Award/Honor Location Date
Vimeo[2] Staff Pick Online August, 2013
On Video Creative Festival[3] Audience Choice Award Seoul, South Korea August, 2013
Ritz Premiere International Short Film Festival Official Selection Lincoln, England November, 2013
Indiedemand Film Festival[4] Best Film of the Year, Staff Pick Online November, 2013
SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival[5] Official Selection Hong Kong November, 2013
Sonoma International Film Festival Official Selection Sonoma, USA April, 2014
NonStop Barcelona Animació[6] Official Selection Barcelona, Spain May, 2014
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia[7] Official Selection Tokyo, Japan June, 2014
Scratch! International Animation Film Festival[8] Official Selection Lecce, Italy June, 2014
Camp Bestival Daily Screening Dorset, England July and August, 2014
CINE[9] Golden Eagle Award International July, 2014
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival[10] Official Selection Bristol, England September, 2014
Be There! Corfu Animation Festival[11] Official Selection Corfu, Greece October, 2014
Bradford Animation Festival[12] Official Selection Bradford, England November, 2014
Puchon International Student Animation Festival[13] Official Selection Bucheon City, South Korea November, 2014
Red Rock Film Festival[14] Official Selection Zion Canyon, Utah November, 2014
International Students Creative Award[15] First Prize: Overseas Division Osaka, Japan November, 2014
Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival[16] Official Selection Los Angeles, USA December, 2014
Student Filmmaker Awards[17] Best Animated Film Park City, USA January, 2015
Festival Cinema Giovane[18] Official Selection Pieve a Nievole, Italy March, 2015
Tricky Women International Animation Festival[19] Official Selection Vienna, Austria March, 2015
New Orleans International Children's Film Festival[20] Official Selection New Orleans, USA March, 2015
WonderCon International Children's Film Festival[21] Official Selection Anaheim, USA April, 2015
The Other Art Fair[22] Official Selection Bristol, England May, 2015
San Diego International Children's Film Festival at Comic_Con[23] Official Selection San Diego, USA July, 2015
Shorts on the Beach[24] Official Selection Long Beach, USA August, 2015
Ars_Electronica Animation Festival [25] Official Selection Linz, Austria September, 2015
Long Beach International Film Festival [26] Official Selection Long Beach, USA September, 2015


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  2. ^ "Missing U on Vimeo". Vimeo. 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  3. ^ "This Week on Friday in Hongdae". Mttgle.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  4. ^ "Missing U - Best Film of the year, Staff Pick". Indiedemand.com. 2013-11-11. Archived from the original on 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  5. ^ "SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival Attendees". ACMSIGGRAPH. 2013-09-21. Archived from the original on 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Selección Oficial en Competición". nonstopbarcelona.com/. 2014-05-07. Retrieved 2014-09-25. 
  7. ^ "Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2014". ShortShorts.org. 2014-04-08. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  8. ^ "Scratch! International Animation Film Festival Programme" (PDF). ScratchFilmFestival.com. 2014-06-04. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  9. ^ "Spring 2014 Golden Eagle Award Recipients". Cine.org. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  10. ^ "Encounters Short Film and Animation Film Festival Children's Award". Encounters Festival. 2014-09-20. Archived from the original on 2014-10-18. Retrieved 2014-09-25. 
  11. ^ "Selection Results 2014". betherefest.gr. 2014-08-26. Archived from the original on 2014-10-18. Retrieved 2014-09-25. 
  12. ^ "What's On: All Short Films". National Media Museum. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2014-09-25. 
  13. ^ "International Student Competition". pisaf.or.ki. 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2014-09-25. 
  14. ^ "Red Rock Film Festival Selections 2014". ophelia.org. 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  15. ^ "International Students Creative Award 2014 Award Winners". Knowledge Capital. November 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-02-21. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  16. ^ "Los Angeles International children's Film Festival". Nexgen LACMA. 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  17. ^ "Student Filmmaker Awards". SFA. 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  18. ^ "Festival Cinema Giovane". Festival Cinema Giovane. 2015-01-27. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  19. ^ "Tricky Women 2015". Tricky Women. 2015-01-05. Archived from the original on 2011-03-13. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  20. ^ "New Orleans International Children's Film Festival". New Orleans Film Society. 2015-03-05. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  21. ^ "Wondercon International Children's Film Festival". Comic-Con. 2015-03-05. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  22. ^ "The Other Art Fair". Encounters Festival. 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2015-09-10. 
  23. ^ "San Diego International Children's Film Festival". Comic Con Int'l. 2015-06-11. Retrieved 2015-09-10. 
  24. ^ "Shorts on the Beach". LBIFF. 2015-08-04. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  25. ^ "Ars Electronica Animation Festival". Ars Electronica. 2015-08-20. Retrieved 2015-09-10. 
  26. ^ "Long Beach International Film Festival". LBIFF. 2015-08-28. Retrieved 2015-09-10. 

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