Animation, Film Festival
With Manchester Animation Festival returning for its 8th edition, we explore the packed programme and pick out our favourite short films.
Festival Director Steve Henderson shares what we can expect from this year's Manchester Animation Festival, as we preview the latest hybrid edition.
NFTS graduate Daniel Quirke joins us to discuss his BAFTA-nominated stop-motion short 'The Song of a Lost Boy'.
Toberg joins us to discuss assembling a human habitat in order of “critical” to “superfluous” in his epic continuous shot RCA short 'Pile'.
Frederic Siegel explains how the isolated feelings associated with leaving his student-life led him to create celestial sci-fi short 'The Lonely Orbit'.
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.'
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'.
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.
"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.
Animation, Art & Fashion
"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'.
From stop-motion space-musicals to encounters with immortal creatures these are the 10 unmissable short films at Manchester Animation Festival 2020.
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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