Best of Animex Awards Shorts

Middlesbrough Town Hall - The Crypt

This session presents a sneak preview of some of the animated shorts and visual effects films that were submitted this year to Animex Awards.

All films are in the official selection in the international competition.




In the Shadow

In the tropical forest, a small plant tries to catch a bit of light until she realizes that she can only survive in the darkness...

2019 | 00:01:18 | Marine Dieval | France
MOPA, Arles, France

Singin' In The Pond

At dusk, a frog named Gene finds a cocktail umbrella drifting on the surface of a pond. Suddenly inspired, Gene breaks into a dance. The umbrella is soon coveted by other creatures. But Gene is determined to be the star of the night. That is, until a salamander named Judy catches the umbrella....

2019| 00:02:41 | Manon Beauvais, Dylan Bequet, Antoine Clerc, Megan Denon, Aymeric Ebro, Sylvie Tang | France
ISART Digital, Paris, France

2 minutes 20

In a setting of the 30s, a man wanders in a surrealist world ruled by time.

2019 | 00:02:45 | Justin Gueguen, Annastassja Delayen | France
Pôle 3D, Roubaix, France

Awakening

A prisoner awakens in a stasis pod and soon discovers she is not alone. As she flees from the alien beast that’s hunting her, it soon becomes apparent that all is not as it seems.

2020 | 00:01:55 | Benjamin Anderson, Katherine Arkle, Aimee Baxter, Ben Goldsmith, Morty Kane, Yingjiao Li, Kier Luck, Siyi Sun, Ziyuan Yang | United Kingdom
Teesside University, United Kingdom

With the Do of the Spoon

A young woman finds herself alone in the kitchen washing up, submerged in the dishes. However she begins to hear exotic sounds coming from the sink allowing her to escape the boredom of the task at hand.

2019 | 00:06:00 | Laurent Wassouf, Clément Crosnier, Edgard Cros, Theoline Chapas, Nolwenn Pétereau, Nedellec Anouk, Lucas Ancel | France
ESMA, Montpellier, France

Behind the Cape

An excited superhero fan has always wanted to find out what happened to his local superheroes and so, armed with nothing but his camera, tripod and terrible editing skills, sets out to interview them.

2020 | 00:02:23 | Krissy Blackburne, Shadrak Guichard-Foster, Cara Ho, Brad Martin, Sophie McCarthy, Piero Miceli, Chew Ming, Freya Valkamo, Aidan Watson | United Kingdom
Teesside University | United Kingdom

On the road

The experience of a middle-aged couple on a road trip.

2019 | 00:02:35 | Siti Lu | USA
California Institute of the Arts, USA

Hidden

As a young girl struggles with self-worth in an unhealthy household, her struggle becomes visible in her surreal reflection.

2019 | 00:03:27 | Karen Phillips | USA
DigiPen Institute of Technology, USA

Otherwhere

A young boy suffers from terrible night terrors and one night he sees a glimmer of hope …

2020 | 00:02:41 | Tom Bates, James Kilpatrick, Thomas Knight, Robert Leonard, Connor Lloyd, Marmik Rana, Jordan-Lee Tyreman, Shaw Williams, Jack Winspear | United Kingdom
Teesside University, United Kingdom

Dispatch

It’s the end of the night but Constable Chris Rivera he has one last job before he can go home and that’s to check out the Cooper Mansion.

2020 | 00:01:50 | Alexander Lee, Chang Liu, Andrew Maye, Adam Roberts, Dheekshi Sathyanarayanan, Reece Snowball, Matty Temple, Lewis Theakston, Mengzhe Yu | United Kingdom
Teesside University, United Kingdom

Ahead

A short story about living with and as a headless person.

2019 | 00:05:00 | Ala Nunu Leszynska | United Kingdom
Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

Infraction

Amandine, an inflexible traffic warden, takes perverse pleasure in punishing every little infraction by handing out a fine. An unexpected event suddenly disturbs her daily routine.

2019 | 00:04:17 | Marion Decoste, Mickaël Nezreg, Manon Ryckelynck, Maiwen Koskas Jeremie Hannoah, Florian Morelli, Raphael Halle, Aurélie Vanden Borren | France
ISART Digital, Paris, France

Atlantis

As a diver explores the ocean depths, a strange manta ray approaches her. The intriguing creature leads her to a mysterious destination.

2019 | 00:03:50 | Floriane Bauvoi, Mialy-Océane Gabaud, Thomas Lebsir, Benjamin Lecompte, Rémy Maatouk, Yanis Maleval, Tom Pastorello, Clément Porchon, Emilia Redondy | France
ISART Digital, Paris, France

Molehill (Taupiniere)

Workers evolving inside a factory that creates life.

2019 | 00:03:45 | Matthieu Chesneau, Brune Martin, Manon Poirier | France
Pôle 3D, Roubaix, France

An Eye for an Eye (Oeil pour Oeil)

A one sighted pirate captain keeps on going treasure hunting, each new journey with a new crew of pirates, as one sighted as he is.

2019 | 00:05:54 | Thomas Boileau, Alan Guimont, Robin Courtoise, Mathieu Lecroq, Malcom Hunt, François Briantais
ESMA, Montpellier, France

Solos

A short animated film that documents the happenings in a single square in Barcelona, la Plac¸a de la Virreina.

2019 | 00:04:44 | Gabriella Marsh | United Kingdom
Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

Ribbons

The illusion of a perfect performance is a shared goal by animation and ballet. But what happens behind the scenes?

2019 | 00:04:11 | Sofia Negri | United Kingdom
Middlesex University,United Kingdom

From the pit

A man fell in a pit. Getting out seems impossible, so the man is forced to adapt in order to survive.

2019 | 00:04:27 | Marco Belli | Italy
Fondazione Scuole Civiche di Milano, Italy

Study in relations

Reconnecting thoughtwise to Hans Richter and Oskar Fischinger, this abstract film intends to explore the relations between all things involved: animated paper cut outs, oilpainting and drawn animation to Jazz.

2020 | 00:03:00 | Jan Oprach | Germany
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany

o28

A married couple is about to get aboard the legendary n°28 tramway in Lisbon, but how should you react when the brakes are gone and you embark on a vertiginous race with a baby on board…

2019 | 00:05:18 | Otalia Caussé, Geoffroy Collin, Louise Grardel, Antoine Marchand, Robin Merle, Fabien Meyran | France
Supinfocom Rubika, Valenciennes, France