Animation Category

Animation, Documentary

Take a Surreal Trip Through Our Collective COVID-19 Dreams in Intimate Animation ‘Invisible Monsters and Tomato Soup’

We chat to the creative trio behind doc short 'Invisible Monsters and Tomato Soup' about using animation to navigate through people's angst-ridden dreams.

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Animation

A Didactic Short Story Is Given an All Too Relatable Contemporary Spin in ‘Rope’ by Kyomu Yoshida

Kyomu Yoshida details why he chose to animate a caustic social commentary derived from a tale by the father of the Japanese short story in 'Rope'.

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Animation

How Friendships “Shifted into the Digital Realm” Inspired Satellite Sci-Fi Short ‘The Lonely Orbit’

Frederic Siegel explains how the isolated feelings associated with leaving his student-life led him to create celestial sci-fi short 'The Lonely Orbit'.

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Animation

Ollie Magee Embraces His Self-Destructive Urges in Equine-Obscured Animated Short ‘Nod. Wink. Horse.’

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.'

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Animation, Premiere

How Feeling Small led Na Kyung Kim to Create a Giant Animation About a Tiny Eel

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'.

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Animation, Premiere

How Cellphone Towers Disguised as Trees Led Connor Radding to Create a Short Film About Loss & Isolation

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.

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Animation

Louis Crevier Exposes His Inner Demons in Darkly Surreal ‘Sometimes I Think About Things, and Sometimes I Get Sad.’

DN talks to Louis Crevier about releasing his inner demons in darkly surreal 3D animation "Sometimes I Think About Things, And Sometimes I Get Sad."

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Animation, Documentary, Premiere

Kieran Nolan Jones Expresses the Shared Familial Horror of a Life Changing Injury in Deeply Personal Doc ‘Jelly Brain’

Kieran Nolan Jones discusses combining surreal animation with personal interviews to document the aftermath of his family's trauma in 'Jelly Brain'.

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Animation, Art & Fashion

Michelle Brand Explores the Connection Between Animation Theory and Philosophies on Time in Short Film ‘Any Instant Whatever’

"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'.

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Animation, Music

Saad Moosajee Animates a Dancing Series of Otherworldly Renaissance Vignettes for Joji Music Video ‘777’

Saad Moosajee walks us through the complex technical skills he needed to master when creating the motion-captured animated Renaissance vignettes of '777'.

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Animation

Ivyy Chen Creates a Space of Calm and Contemplation in Soothing Mental Health Animation ‘isle of Chair’

A fluffy giant helps chairs to find their right place in gorgeous animation 'Isle of Chair', inspired by Ivvy Chen's friends' battles with mental health.

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Animation, Film Festival

10 Unmissable Short Films at Manchester Animation Festival 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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