Animations compete with live-action in Cannes and the kind of film preferred varies but below are some of the most recent animations.

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.



Home Sweet Home by Alejandro Diaz et al (2013) (France) (10m) *

Home Sweet Home tells the story of a house that, having been put for sale, decides to go in search of a better place. Along the way, the house picks up an older house on his last legs and a dog kennel (which is basically a dog). It soon becomes clear that this journey is likely to be the last for the elder house. The computer animation is really quite brilliant, especially considering these were students. Like many of the best computer animations, there is no dialogue.

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On My Doorstep by Anat Costi (2010) (Israel) (6m) *

This hand drawn animation tells the story of a young woman who suffers from agoraphobia and wears a dog cone when she leaves her apartment as a way to block out the world. Yes, it's weird, and things get a bit weirder as what is real or not becomes confused. The artwork is impressive but the story is a little arcane. Costi continues to work as an animator in Israel.

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