Animation Category

Animation, Premiere

A Deadly Smell Tarnishes the Lives of Forest Creatures in Julien Piau’s Dark Fantasy Short ‘GRIFFURE’

Julien Piau delves into the creation of his dark, twisted and winsome animated short based on his relationship with his twin brother.

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Animation, Premiere

Anita Bruvere’s Stop Motion Short ‘Home’ Is a Story of Community Told Through the Living History of a Building

Anita Bruvere unpacks the historical and thematic purpose of the specific materials she used to construct her tactile animated immigration short.

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Animation

A Crippling Drug Addiction Causes a Warped Sense of Reality in Joseph Pierce’s Rotoscoped Short ‘Scale’

Joseph Pierce reveals how he translated the amorphous perspective in Will Self's novella through rotoscoped animation for his BIFA-nominated short film.

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Animation, Documentary

Ivyy Chen Examines the Daily Struggles Unnecessarily Faced by Too Many in ‘Learning Disabilities in Primary Care’

Ivyy Chen speaks to us about using scale and colour to express the challenges faced by people with learning disabilities when trying to access healthcare.

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Animation

A Young Artist Falls Into Nostalgic Pitfalls in Ewa Smyk’s Wistful Hand-Painted Animated Short ‘Homebird’

Ewa Smyk tells DN how she combined 3D modelling with hand-drawn 2D animation to speed up the lengthy creation process of her NFTS grad short.

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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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Animation, Live Action

Female Pleasure Is Given a Playful Fulfilling Expression in Alena Shevchenko’s Sorry I Am Late I Was Masturbating’

Alena Shevchenko explains why she wanted to explore female pleasure in her film about a woman banishing pre-date nerves with a spot of self-gratification.

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Animation

Richan Li’s Zany Head-Swapping Animated Short ‘Babble Bubble’ Explores a Hyper-Modern Identity Crisis

Richan Li explains the underlying metaphorical implications of the surreal animal heads her protagonist Norah dons in her 2D animated short.

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Animation

The Journey of Human Existence Is Seen Through the Eyes of AI in Riccardo Fusetti’s Short ‘Generation’

Riccardo Fusetti unpacks the expansive, mind-melting AI-generated imagery of his dazzling rotoscoped journey through human existence.

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Animation, Live Action

Elijah Allan-Blitz’s ‘Remembering’ Uses Cutting-Edge AR Technology to Open up a World of Pure Imagination

Elijah Allan-Blitz explains how he created new augmented reality technology with Disney StudioLAB that allows for an enhanced storytelling experience.

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Animation, Music

Lucas Hrubizna Traverses Purgatory Through Five Uncanny Groundbreaking VolCap Music Videos for Sad Night Dynamite

Lucas Hrubizna shares his experience of pushing volumetric capture technology to achieve the eerie visuals of his music video compilation.

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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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