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Officially Selected for the Festival Season 

January 2024

The Esteemed Priority

The Esteemed Priority


Al Bohl


Al Bohl


Al Bohl

Selected for the following category(s)

Best Stop Motion Short

The Esteemed Priority is a short, animated film using silhouette puppets on a journey that shows the true meaning of love. 


The Esteemed Priority is a short stop motion animated film using silhouettes paper cut puppets in the classic tradition of the filmmaker Lotte Reiniger. It’s a story as old as time but just as timely. In today’s world where the chaos of hate, prejudice, and racism is everywhere we ask the questions, “what is love? Is what we call love, really love? How do you know? Is there a means to measure or determine if we truly love something or someone?” Yes, there is a way, and this makes love – the priority of highest esteem. A man went on a journey….

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