British Animation

Runtime: 91 min.
Age: 18+
British author's animation does not strive to be like mainstream cinema, but, despite the brutalism, abstractness or surrealism of the visual solution, it speaks to the viewers about their emotions and feelings using crystal clear and honest language.

Армстронг
Armstrong

Year: 2020
Country: UK
Director: Russ Etheridge
Genre: animation, short
Language:
Runtime: 10 min.
A woman secretly watches her crush from across the factory floor. 
The moon disappears.
Things start to fall apart.

With the world breaking into pieces like a giant jigsaw puzzle and her crush’s life in danger, our heroine struggles to hold herself together. How will she solve this moon mystery? Time to go out on a limb and take matters into her own hands.

Armstrong is a film about strength that plays with the building blocks of the universe.

Трусы
Bloomers

Year: 2019
Country: UK
Director: Samantha Moore
Genre: animation, short
Language: English
Runtime: 10 min.
Animated fabric playfully brings the story of a lingerie factory in Manchester to life. Silk, cotton and lace go under the camera, as the workers recount the history of Headen & Quarmby, the UK garment manufacturing industry, and British family traditions of making. The factory works closely with English fabric manufacturers in Nottingham, Huddersfield and Macclesfield, resisting the global race towards the lowest price at a high cost to the environment and local community well-being. 

A specially composed orchestral soundtrack by Swedish composer Malin Bång, inspired by sounds of sewing machinery, evokes the ups and downs of the factory.

Awards & Festivals:

LIAF - London International Animation Festival – Best British Film 
ReAnima International Film Festival – Best Documentary
British Animation Awards – Nominee: Best Short Film
Edinburgh International Film Festival – participation
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – participation

В случае паники нажмите эту кнопку
Push This Button if You Begin to Panic

Year: 2020
Country: UK
Director: Gabriel Böhmer
Genre: animation, short
Language: English
Runtime: 13 min.
Bartholomew Whisper went to the doctor today. There he met administrators keen on experimental surgery and lonely MRI machines. At least the growing hole in his head is becoming quite beautiful.

Awards & Festivals:

London International Animation Festival – Audience Award
Locarno International Film Festival – Nominee: Golden Pardino - Leopards of Tomorrow (National Competition)
Busan International Short Film Festival – participation 
Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival – participation 

Чадо
Chado

Year: 2020
Country: UK
Director: Dominica Harrison
Genre: animation, short
Language:
Runtime: 8 min.
During a long hot summer in the forest, Child is forced to grow up. First her Dog becomes ill, then out of the blue her Mother returns with a new lover in tow. Child’s world is turned upside down. A coming of age story, set in an enchanted Russian wilderness.

Awards & Festivals:

Longlisted for the BAFTA British Short Animation Award
International Kansk Video Festival, Russia – Second prize
Nominated for the McLaren Award, Edinburgh – Best British Animation

Дом
Home

Year: 2019
Country: UK
Director: Anita Bruvere
Genre: animation, short
Language: English
Runtime: 8 min.
Using fabric and a mixture of 2D and stop-motion animation, the film explores 300 years of history of refugee life in the East End of London. An exploration into the shared experiences of community, immigration, and diversity that is based on the true story of one building.

Awards & Festivals:

Annecy International Animated Film Festival – Best Original Music 

Найджел
Nigel

Year: 2020
Country: UK
Director: Natasza Cetner
Genre: animation, short
Language:
Runtime: 9 min.
This is a short film telling the story of a bird that fell in love with a concrete statue. It’s about how extreme idealisation and delusion show how similar we and the animals really are.

Awards & Festivals:

London International Animation Festival (LIAF) – participation Edinburgh International Film Festival – participation
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – participation

Рыбка
The Flounder

Year: 2019
Country: UK
Director: Elizabeth Hobbs
Genre: animation, short
Language:
Runtime: 7 min.
A fisherman and his wife live in a hovel. One day the fisherman catches an enchanted fish. The man tells his wife of the strange incident, and they decide to ask the fish to use its powers and improve their circumstances. They return to see the fish again and again, each time becoming more ambitious with their demands....

Through painted animation by Elizabeth Hobbs, and an original score by composer Carola Bauckholt, the Brothers Grimm fable ‘The Fisherman and his Wife’ is brought vividly to life.

Awards & Festivals:

London International Animation Festival – Best animated short film, Best Sound Design
Annecy – Special Programme
Moscow International Film Festival – Out of Competition Programme
Edinburgh International Film Festival – participation
British Animation Award – Public Choice Award (nominee)

Не кормите голубей
Do Not Feed the Pigeons

Year: 2019
Country: UK
Director: Antonin Niclass
Genre: animation, short
Language:
Runtime: 9 min.
In a coach station, around 2am, a collection of lonely and tired travellers are waiting for the coach. Somehow, in that cold and depressing place, the resident pigeons manage to create a magical connection between them for a beautiful instant.

Последний поезд
The Last Train

Year: 2019
Country: UK
Director: Ross Hogg
Genre: animation, short
Language: English
Runtime: 3 min.
An observational animation exploring the behaviours and interactions of a diverse cross section of tired, drunk, disgruntled, joyous and riotous strangers, pushed together within the confines of the last train home.

Дикий гиперпластик
Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic

Year: 2020
Country: UK, Denmark
Director: Paul Bush
Genre: animation, short
Language: English
Runtime: 7 min.
An elegy to a love affair that has gone sour, a fond farewell to that most beautiful material that has subjugated our planet - plastic.

Awards & Festivals:

Odense International Film Festival, Denmark – Børge Ring Award for best animated film
Hiroshima International Animation Festival – Special Mention for best short film 
Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films – Special Mention (Short Films Competition)

Злые собаки
Angry Dogs

Year: 2020
Country: UK
Director: Shaun Clark
Genre: animation, short
Language:
Runtime: 5 min.
When sleeping dogs awaken rationality quickly disappears.

Awards & Festivals:

Animocje, Bydgoszcz, Poland – Best animated short film
Prague Independent Monthly Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic – Best animated short film
Screen Power Film Festival, London, UK – Honorable Mention
Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival, Greece – Honorable Mention (Best Sound Design)
Big Cartoon, Moscow, Russia – participation  

Тело к пляжу готово
Beach Body Ready

Year: 2020
Country: UK
Director: Céline Ufenast
Genre: animation, short
Language: English
Runtime: 2 min.
An advert on social media triggers a young woman’s bodily insecurities, taking her on a journey inside her own imagination.

Awards & Festivals:

Canterbury University Film Festival – Best Animared Short