Don’t miss your chance to vote for winners in the British Animation Awards 2020! There are three specially selected programmes which contain a mix of animated shorts, music videos and commercials including several international festival award winners. After each programme, cast your vote to help select this year’s winners!
Programme 1 line-up:
Hello Jemima/Peter Baynton/03:02
Ben posts himself from New York to London to visit the girl he loves.
Stranded on an arctic island with a dying man in 1921, an Alaskan seamstress must overcome her fears of the wilderness and find the strength to survive if she ever hopes to return home to her son. Inspired by the true story of Ada Blackjack.
An animated poem about Chinese fog and seedy hotels. Written and animated by Tony Comley. Score by Serafina Steer. Voice by Eboni.
The Fabric of You/Josephine Lohoar Self/10:32
Set in the Bronx, in the era of 1950s McCarthyism, everybody wants to look the same. Michael, a gay, twenty-something-year old mouse, hides his true identity while he works as a tailor. A story about coping with loss.
What it Feels Like/Steven Fraser/03:00
What It Feels Like is short animated documentary that investigates voice hearing. Small boxes that contain ﬂip book style animation are presented to show the emotion that people who hear voices feel.
Honour Wave/Greg Mcleod/03:58
Music Promo for Daniel O’Sullivan.
The Labradoodle Billie’s happy life comes to a sudden end when one morning her beloved owner doesn’t wake up anymore. She is taken away to a place she does not recognise. She is sad and lonely until one day her life takes a new turn…
Anatomy of a Stabbing/Scott Coello/02:00
For the broadcast of BBC Radio 4 PM series reporting on the rise of knife crime incidents across the UK, this animation focuses on one attack in February 2017, giving us an insight from a mother’s perspective, of the night her son was murdered.
The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page’s ‘59 Telecaster/Smith & Foulkes/03:50
When legendary guitarist Jimmy met the Fender Telecaster, rock history was made. As part of Led Zeppe- lin’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Smith & Foulkes created this animated short, taking viewers on a psychedelic tour through a pivotal time in music.
Animated fabric 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.
Bishop Brigg – Baby/Seed/03:14
Seed Animation have produced a music video for popular US singer songwriter Bishop Briggs. The video features Bishop and her boyfriend in a trippy love story, exploring the obses- sions and passions that help to deﬁne their relationship.
The Spaghetti Police/Tim Wheatley/02:08
A family holiday in a VW campervan abruptly enters a world of fantasy when The Spaghetti Police arrive.
Separate projections combine, unifying, becoming whole. Twelve animated projections combine to develop a rhythmic dialogue exploring the intrinsic relationship between sound, image using 16mm ﬁlm, paint and a projector.
Morph – Fireworks/Merlin Crossingham/01:35
Morph and Chas treat the Very Small Creatures to a spectacular ﬁrework display.
Waders’ Lullaby/Fiona McAndrew/03:43
Waders’ lullaby is a music video for a lullaby that puts black-tailed godwits on the spotlight, portraying how fragile wading birds are but at the same time how sturdy and awe inspiring in their migrations which can take days and nights ﬂying non stop and which are still a mystery to us in many ways.
People come, people go – Yet everyone is moving in the same direction. We all are sharing something that we are unaware of, creating one big picture we are unable to see. The ﬁlm explores the idea of how everyone is connected in a way we may not realise.
Moth Studio produced this video for Island Records’ artist Sigrid, for her new song ‘Focus’.
Playgrounds/Antonio Milo, Fabrizio Fioretti/04:39
PLAYGROUNDS is a short ﬁlm that travels back to the early ’90s, lost deep in the suburbs, absent parents allow forgotten kids to escape to other worlds where they can’t be found.
Grandad was a Romantic/Maryam Mohajer/04:39
My grandad was a romantic. He once saw a picture of my granny and realised that she was the love of his life. One day he decided to go meet my granny.
Aderyn/Casi and the Blind Harpist/02:24
“Lord of the Sky” Who told you about the great wave that would engulf the treetops and that leaving was an impera- tive? What lead you to the ends of the earth without orientation except the sound of silence in the gentle air? Who taught you how to beautify the sky in ﬂight and in the weaving of your birdsong that delights a poet’s soul?