Your film was one of the more experimental and ambitious films submitted. I appreciate that! It's good to try new things and step outside your comfort zone as a filmmaker, and I think it'll help you improve quickly.
The animation was sufficient (there's room to improve, but not bad by any means) and I really liked the sets and lighting of the caves. I'm not sure I totally understood the story, but it seemed like you were going for something kind of abstract so that might have been intentional. There's also a cool transition at 2:34 that I wanted to complement, which absolutely fell within the type of "movie magic" that were were looking for.
Honestly, I think the biggest detractor from my experience watching this film was the song sad_afternoon.wav. It was pretty overpowering (in the sense that I found myself distracted by it instead of watching the film) and I'm not sure about the feelings it was supposed to evoke. I think swapping that out for something else would have improved the viewing significantly.
This film has a lot of potential and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the future. Thanks for entering the contest!