Category: 2D Animation Spotlight (Page 3 of 324)

Short Film Spotlight: Joana

Director Antoni Sendra created this short film about his daughter using more than 2,000 hand-painted frames.

Sendra is a freelance director from Spain who specializes in mixed media projects. He combines animation, live action, stop motion and collage in his work, which includes commercials, documentaries, music videos and main titles.

Short Film Spotlight: My Parent, Neal

My Parent, Neal is a short documentary about director Hannah Saidiner and her parent as they discuss her parent’s gender transition.

Saidiner describes her creative process as such:

“The film was made using a combination of rotoscoped and hand-drawn animation. Frames were first drawn digitally in TVPaint, then printed out. Each frame was colored by hand with colored pencil and watercolors, at 1/4 of their original scale in size. This scale change then heightened the tangibility and texture of the coloring materials when scanned and enlarged to fit the screen.”

Short Film Spotlight: MacPherson

Directed by Martine Chartrand. Paint-on-glass animation shot with a 35mm camera.

Synopsis: MacPherson recounts the friendship between singer-songwriter Félix Leclerc and Frank Randolph Macpherson, a Jamaican chemical engineer and university graduate who worked for a pulp and paper company.

Macpherson inspired Leclerc, who wrote a song about the log drives and entitled it MacPherson.

Short Film Spotlight: The Hangman at Home

Directed by Uri Kranot & Michelle Kranot.

Synopsis: The Hangman at Home by American poet Carl Sandburg was written almost 100 years ago and is still as relevant and more poignant than ever, as our world slides into dark times.

Through a series of paintings bringing together eclectic fragments of life, strange human behaviors are highlighted. Eccentric or banal, they plunge us into intimacy or embarrassment.

This portrait ultimately suggests that we human beings are much more similar than different.

Short Film Spotlight: Harvey

Directed by Janine Nadeau.

Synopsis: A short film adapted from the graphic novel of the same name, Harvey depicts a young boy who candidly recalls the spring day when his world turned upside down.

Told through the eyes of a child with an overflowing imagination, the short film examines bereavement and coping with the loss of a parent.

Short Film Spotlight: Crab Day


Update: The short film is temporarily offline, so here’s the trailer.

Crab Day, winner of a BAFTA, is directed by Ross Stringer, written by Aleksandra Sykulak and produced by Bartosz Stanislawek.

Synopsis: As part of a fishing community’s annual ritual, a young boy must kill his first crab in order to become a man and gain his father’s approval.

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