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Animation, Film Festival

Manchester Animation Festival 2022 Preview: “The Biggest and Most Exciting Edition Yet”

With Manchester Animation Festival returning for its 8th edition, we explore the packed programme and pick out our favourite short films.

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Film Festival

Manchester Animation Festival 2021 Preview: “Animation For All” in First Ever Hybrid Edition

Festival Director Steve Henderson shares what we can expect from this year's Manchester Animation Festival, as we preview the latest hybrid edition.

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Animation

Daniel Quirke Explains How Wax, Religion & DIY Instruments Inspired NFTS Short ‘The Song of a Lost Boy’

NFTS graduate Daniel Quirke joins us to discuss his BAFTA-nominated stop-motion short 'The Song of a Lost Boy'.

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Animation

Toberg Takes Viewers on a Lo-FI 3D Journey Through the History of Human Constructs in ‘Pile’

Toberg joins us to discuss assembling a human habitat in order of “critical” to “superfluous” in his epic continuous shot RCA short 'Pile'.

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Animation

How Friendships “Shifted into the Digital Realm” Inspired Satellite Sci-Fi Short ‘The Lonely Orbit’

Frederic Siegel explains how the isolated feelings associated with leaving his student-life led him to create celestial sci-fi short 'The Lonely Orbit'.

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Animation

Ollie Magee Embraces His Self-Destructive Urges in Equine-Obscured Animated Short ‘Nod. Wink. Horse.’

RCA graduate Ollie Magee joins us to discuss how his attachment to a horse character inspired him to let it "ruin" his animated short 'Nod. Wink. Horse.'

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Animation, Premiere

How Feeling Small led Na Kyung Kim to Create a Giant Animation About a Tiny Eel

Filmmaker Na Kyung Kim joins us to explain how feelings of inadequacy led her on a journey to prove her worth with animated short film 'Just a Small'.

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Animation, Premiere

How Cellphone Towers Disguised as Trees Led Connor Radding to Create a Short Film About Loss & Isolation

Returning to DN with grad film 'The Midnight Sun', Connor Radding explains how the isolating animating process was echoed in his lead character's journey.

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Article

Rob Munday Top Ten Features of 2020

"For a lot of us we turned to the screen for escapism and for me 2020 was somewhat of a golden year for features." Rob selects his favourite 2020 features.

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Animation, Art & Fashion

Michelle Brand Explores the Connection Between Animation Theory and Philosophies on Time in Short Film ‘Any Instant Whatever’

"If everything is constantly changing where am I at any moment in time?" Michelle Brand dissects notions of time in award-winning 'Any Instant Whatever'.

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Animation, Film Festival

10 Unmissable Short Films at Manchester Animation Festival 2020

From stop-motion space-musicals to encounters with immortal creatures these are the 10 unmissable short films at Manchester Animation Festival 2020.

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Animation, Premiere

How a Traditional Korean Saying and a Japanese Word Influenced JiHee Nam’s CalArts Short ‘Knife Hanging From A Tree’

LA-based filmmaker JiHee Nam joins us to discuss how Korean traditions & Japanese terms influenced her animated CalArts short 'Knife Hanging From a Tree'.

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