‘Tiger’s Gift’ recognized in California film festival

HUNTINGTON, Ind. A short animated film created by Huntington University alumni has been recognized by a Redding, Calif., film festival.

"The Tiger's Gift," a short children's animation created by 2010 animation graduates Jimi Bonogofsky and Josh Addessi, won Best Animated Film in the 2012 Sundial Film Festival.

"The Tiger's Gift" tells the story of a baby who came to live in the jungle, and all the animals present him with extravagant gifts in his honor. The tiger's modest gift, a gourd that rattles, turns out to be the best gift of all.

"The Tiger's Gift" was recognized in 2010 when it was chosen to appear in the 27th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival.

The film is in the running against two others for the Best of Festival trophy and $1,000 dollar cash prize, set to be announced in the Sundial Festival Showcase on March 10.