Animation Category

Animation

Sara Gunnarsdóttir’s Oscar Nominated ‘My Year of Dicks’ Takes a Female Forward Look at Teenage Sexuality

Sara Gunnarsdóttir breaks down working with different animators to create a multi-layered retro portrait of author Pamela Ribon for her genre-mashing short.

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Animation

Lado Kvataniya’s ‘Burn’ Is a Caustic Warning Against Our Collective Disillusionment at the Hands of Propaganda.

Lado Kvataniya & Sergey Kolesov detail how they worked together to reflect the pernicious role of modern day propaganda in their caustic animated music video.

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Animation, Premiere

A Delusional Man Meddles With Space and Time in Sascha Vernik’s Sci-Fi Thriller Animation ‘Losing It’

Sascha Vernik breaks down the process of creating the stylised, vivid and pulpy visual aesthetic of his trippy, time-hopping animated short.

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Animation, Live Action

Bounty/Banana Celebrate Ten Years as Creative Partners With a Wild and Vibrant Search for ‘InTENsity’

Directing duo Bounty/Banana detail the collaborative process and gear they utilised to capture their colourful, vivid and energetic filmmaking style.

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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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