BAFTA ANIMATED SHORTS - 1

The winners of the Best Short Animation BAFTA are varied...


Edmond by Nina Gantz (2015) (UK) (8m)

Edmond won in 2016. It is a stop-motion animation about a man who has suffered with a life-long affliction: cannibalism. We first meet him contemplating suicide at the edge of a lake before sliding back through time to witness individual moments when his craving for human flesh has taken over, revealing that he was a cannibal even before he was born. How is that possible? Watch this BAFTA winning short film to find out!

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The Bigger Picture by Daisy Jacobs (2014) (UK) (7m)

The Bigger Picture won the BAFTA for Best Short Animation, and was nominated for an Academy Award and the Palm d'Or at Cannes (see Omnibus for the only film to have ever won all three awards). It uses a unique mix of 2D and 3D animation to tell the story of a son struggling to look after his elderly mother, while his more career-minded elder brother breezes in and out. Jacobs made it while studying at the National Film and Television School.

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My Dad by Marcus Armitage (2014) (UK) (6m)

Nominated for the BAFTA in 2015, My Dad was written and directed by Marcus Armitage while still a student at the Royal College of Art. Inspired by a real-life photograph (shown at the end), this hand-drawn animation depicts a father's influence on a young boy's life, focusing on how the soccer loving father's bigoted views may affect his son's own world view, as well as the idea that the young boy is being placed in literal danger. It's style is somewhat arcane, but the overall message is pretty clear.

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