Sintel follows a girl who is searching for a baby dragon she calls Scales. A flashback reveals that she found Scales with its wing injured and helped care for it, forming a close bond with it. By the time its wing recovered and it was able to fly, Scales was caught by an adult dragon. Sintel has since embarked on a quest to rescue Scales, fending off beasts and warriors along the way. She eventually comes across a cave housing an adult and baby dragon, the latter of which she believes to be Scales. The adult dragon discovers and attacks Sintel, but hesitates to kill her. She slays the dragon, only to recognize the scar on its wing and realize the dragon is an adult Scales, and that she too has aged considerably. Sintel leaves the cave heartbroken, unknowingly followed by Scales's baby.
Third short film by the Amsterdam-based Blender Foundation. Sintel is partly meant to promote the open source animation software Blender and to be used for demo-purposes by it's sponsors. The animation, the music, and the story is simply amazing. This short film shows how powerful the Blender application is with hard work and determination. With more work, more workers, and more money, this could have been a feature-length production.
Seattle International Film Festival 2011
Best Short Animation - Audience Award
Washington DC Independent Film Festival 2011
Audience Award - Best International Animation
Grand Jury Award - Best Animation
Directed by Colin Levy
Starring Halina Reijn, Thom Hoffman