Animation Category

Animation, Premiere

A Seemingly Regular Hookup Causes a Seismic Shift in David McShane’s Intimate Animated Short Film ‘Come’

David McShane shares the journey from initial spark to being able to screen his tender bedroom-made LGBTQ animation in front of audiences across the globe.

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Animation

Naaman Azhari Combines Dance and Rotoscoped Animation in His Touching LGBTQ Drama ‘Breathless Puppets’

Naaman Azhari digs into the process of scriptwriting to best showcase Akram Khan’s poetic choreography in his poignant what could have been LGBTQ drama.

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Animation, Premiere

Serafima Serafimova Puts a Magnifying Glass up to Gender Imbalance & Binary Societal Pressure in ‘The Unfair Sex’

Serafima Serafimova shares the lived frustrations and all-encompassing creative process which propelled the momentum of her thought-provoking short.

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Animation

Kenzie Sutton Highlights the Mundanity of Everyday Life in Stop Motion Short ‘Somebody Take the Wheel’

Animator Kenzie Sutton breaks down how she solo managed the lengthy yet rewarding production process of her impressive cyclical stop motion short.

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Animation, Film Festival

Ten Stellar Short Films from the 2022 Annecy International Animation Festival

Annecy's 2022 short film competition provided a great mix of hybrid, experimental and crowd-pleasing shorts, see which 10 made our list of favourites.

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Animation

Simon Robson’s ‘Ghost in the Machine’ Brutally Confronts the Damage Caused by Plastic in the Ocean

Fully computer-generated, Simon Robson discusses the making of his urgent call to action animation, a potent metaphor for environmental wastefulness.

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Animation

Marnik Loysen’s Pokes Fun at the Divide Between Millennials and Baby Boomers in Stop-Motion Comedy ‘Brunch’

Aardman animator Marnik Loysen explains how he channelled his millennial angst into a stop-motion comedy short about generational conflict...and avocados.

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Animation, Premiere

A Hot Water Bottle Has an Existential Crisis in Jenny Wright & Jake Cunningham’s Animation ‘Blue Bottle’

Jenny Wright & Jake Cunningham break down the reflective sensibilities and minimal animation style of their charming short about independence.

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Animation, Music

Philipp Yuryev & Ivan Proskuryakov’s ‘Against Tortures in Russia’ Powerfully Condemns Police Brutality

Philipp Yuryev talks about giving voice to those victims the Kremlin tries to silence through a careful blend of live-action and storybook stop-motion.

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Animation

Jack Gray Examines the Absurdity of Everyday Routines in His Jam-Packed Looping Animation ‘Menagerie’

Jack Gray tells DN how his love of people watching informed the genesis of his animated paean to the cyclical nature of everyday mundane tasks.

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Animation, Documentary

Henna Välkky & Eesu Lehtola Create a Collective Subconscious With Animated Doc ‘We are in a Dream’

Co-Directors Henna Välkky and Eesu Lehtola tell DN how they sought to visually evoke the sensibility of dreams for their animated documentary.

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Animation

Olivier Lescot’s ‘The Rift’ is the Perfect High-Octane Tribute to the Myth of Tommy Lee Jones

Olivier Lescot discusses deploying flowing movements, an impressive one-shot, a fine sense of myth and a propulsive tone for his kinetic car chase short.

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