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Sagovac's Film Crosses Country and World

ST. LOUIS (October 09, 2017) – Webster University School of Communication (SOC) Associate Professor Chris Sagovac wrote, directed, and animated the fantasy film, “Kansay’s Glorious Death.” It has already screened at eight festivals, winning Best Animated Film Audience Choice in Lawrenceville at the Something Wicked Film Festival.

This part-comic, part-animation film is about Kansay, a spider, who faces the demigod Tesshinn at the Iron Gate. Kansay is one of 99 assassins sent to “Unleash Hell upon Earth.”

Here's a complete list of the festival circuit Sagovac's film “Kansay's Glorious Death” will screen:Kansay's Glorious Death film image

Universal Martial Arts Film Festival (Paris, France)
2018 Knoxville Horror Film Festival (Knoxville, TN)
2017 CIM Sueca Film Festival (Sueca, Spain)
2017 North Portland Unknown Film Festival (Portland, OR)
2017 Something Wicked Film Festival (Lawrenceville, GA)
2017 Best Animated Film (Audience Choice Award)
Mersey ComicCon Indie Film Fest (Liverpool, UK)
2017 Yellow Fever Indie Film Festival (Belfast, Ireland)
2017 Art All Night Trenton Film Festival (Trenton, NJ)
2017 Origins Film Festival (Columbus, OH)
2017 Comicpalooza Film Festival (Houston, TX)

2017 ASIFA International Animation Day (Grand Rapids, MI, & St. Louis, MO)
2017 Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival (Phoenix, AZ)
2017 Mister Vorky International One-Minute Film Festival (Ruma, Serbia)
2017 ASIFA Central Animator's Open Mike (Grand Rapids, MI) 2017

Associate Professor Victoria (Tori) Meyer, Assistant Professor Chris Aaron, and SOC senior Dennis Niere, who is an audio production major, collaborated with Sagovac on “Kansay's Glorious Death.”  

Another of Sagovac's films, "600-60-6," screened at the Central Library in St. Louis on September 30 as part of a daylong experimental film event.

In addition, Sagavac was recently elected to the board of ASIFA Central, the International Animation Association (l'Association Internationale du Film d'Animation).

Chris Sagovac has been teaching at Webster University since 2009, where he is the coordinator of the animation program. He is also the SOC representative to the Faculty Senate.

About the School of Communications
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With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University ( comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with more than 17,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

Updated 10/10/2017