BAFTA Short Animation

Animation is such a pure form of storytelling, full of visual inventiveness & emotional richness.ย  It was a huge honour & great pleasure to be part of the BAFTA jury panel for British Short Animation 2016.ย  Loved having the chance to see so much wonderful animation from so many incredibly talented people.

BAFTAs

Here’s a little about the 3 films the panel nominated and the winning film, voted for by BAFTA members.

Edmond

Edmond3

Directed by Nina Gantz

Produced by Emilie Jouffroy

A stop motion film about an oddball felted character who slips through floors into the past and the deepest parts of his psyche in his pursuit of self-understanding.

Trailer:

Behind the Scenes:

manoman

Manoman poster

Directed by Simon Cartwright

Produced by Kamilla Hodol

Glen is barely a man. In a desperate attempt to tap into his masculinity he attends a primal scream therapy session, surrounded by wailing men he cannot even make a sound. When another member of the class pushes Glen too far he finally lets something out- a miniature version of himself which does whatever it wants, regardless of the consequences.

Trailer:

Behind the Scenes:

prologue

Prologue poster

Directed by Richard Williams

Produced by Imogen Sutton

Taking place 2,400 years in the past, Prologue depicts a brutal battle between two teams of Spartan and Athenian warriors.

Richard Williams talking about Prologue and introducing the trailer:

Stills from Prologue:

and the award went to……

Edmond by Nina Gantz & Emilie Jouffroy

Winner Edmond

Full list of BAFTA 2016 winners