This was oddly enjoyable. Although the storyline was bizzare, and the animation a little basic I was hooked till the end, and I can always tell when someone has out genuine hard work into their project. There were a few things that I think could be worked on - at 5min20 you can tell that the shape tween with the clouds wasn't done smoothly. And I feel like you overused your central characters walk cycle, at 7min18 when they are escaping the vessel it might have been better to use a run cycle.
But you've got the most important aspect nailed down; which is hard work and dedication to your craft. Congratulations on making it out the front page, and hopefully you keep up the work ethic and keep improving :)