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10 Unmissable Short Films at Manchester Animation Festival 2020

Animation, Film Festival

15th November, 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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How a Traditional Korean Saying and a Japanese Word Influenced JiHee Nam’s CalArts Short ‘Knife Hanging From A Tree’

Animation, Premiere

2nd November, 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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Wouter Sel & Thijs De Cloedt’s ‘Ghost Eye’ Hopes to “Kick You in the Teeth and Leave You Bewildered”

Animation

29th July, 2020

Journey into the world of taxi-driving low-life Johnny Supro in Wouter Sel & Thijs De Cloedt's moody animated neo-noir 'Ghost Eye'.

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How Work Burnout Led Director Sang Joon Kim to Create Award Winning Short ‘The Wheel Turns’

Animation, Premiere

25th March, 2020

Winner of the Best Animated Short film Award at Sitges 2018, director Sang Joon Kim joins us to discuss his weirdly relatable tale of a subway driver.

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How Igor Bastidas Created a Year Long Personal Diary of His NYC Experience in Animated Short ‘The Big Apple’

Animation

24th March, 2020

Igor Bastidas pays tribute to New York City, through 12 animated apples, in his vivid short 'The Big Apple'.

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“I Love Plants!” – Jonny Look Returns to Directors Notes to Justify Plant-Torture Short ‘Assholes’

Live Action

17th March, 2020

Jonny Look returns to Directors Notes to explain how he came up with so many methods of plant-torture in short comedy 'Assholes'.

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Jenny Jokela Creates a Tribute to Friendship & Self-Confidence in Animated Visual Poem ‘Live a Little’

Animation, Premiere

6th March, 2020

Jenny Jokela discusses creating a female lead who "isn’t necessarily likeable or perfect in any way" in her latest animated short 'Live a Little'

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Barry Chapman Looks to Toy with Audience Expectations in Animated Experiment Compilation ‘The Big Flip’

Animation

5th March, 2020

London-based motion designer Barry Chapman joins us to discuss exploring reverse dynamics in 'The Big Flip' - a compilation of animated experiments.

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Pac-Man to Panic Attacks: Case Jernigan Breaks Down the Intricacies of his Personal Portrait ‘eggshell’

Animation

27th February, 2020

Hoping to "inspire people to feel empathy for those who are struggling" Case Jernigan discusses the motivation behind his latest short 'eggshell'.

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Relive the True Story of a Lonely Seabird & his Hopeless Love in Natasza Cetner’s Animated Short ‘Nigel’

Animation

21st February, 2020

Inspired by Japanese woodprints & Michael Dudok de Wit's 'The Red Turtle', Natasza Cetner discusses her RCA graduation film 'Nigel'.

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Animation, Ideas, and Discourse Join Forces in Robert Grieves’ 2D/3D Animated Short ‘Disorder’

Animation, Premiere

18th February, 2020

Animator Robert Grieves returns to DN to explain how we went about bringing the climate change discourse to life in this impressive explainer short.

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The Side Effects of “Good Boy” Syndrome in Korean Society are Explored in Yoon Su Lee’s Short ‘Chakham’

Animation, Premiere

17th February, 2020

Director Lee Yoon Su joins us to discuss how societal expectations in her homeland led her to create animated short 'Chakham'.

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