Student Animation

Facing It

Facing It

“Facing It” is this week’s Staff Pick Premiere. Read more about it on the Vimeo Blog: https://vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-premiere-facing-it-by-sam-gainsborough/ Watch the behind the scenes film here: https://vimeo.com/290238733 Shaun always feels separate and isolated from the confident, happy world around him. Whilst waiting for his parents in a busy pub, Shaun struggles valiantly to join in with the admirably happy people in the crowd, but the more he tries, the more he goes awry. As everything in the pub goes from bad to worse, Shaun finds himself confronted by the painful memories that made him who he is. His feelings, memories and desires overwhelm him and by the end of the evening he is ready to explode… SELECT FESTIVALS & AWARDS Annie Award Nomination - Best Student Film Animafest Zagreb - Dušan Vukotić Award for the best student film 2018 Animage International Animation Festival - Grand Prix Winner 2018 Animage International Animation Festival - Audience Award Winner 2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival - Audience Award Winner 2018 KLIK, Amsterdam International Animation Festival - Audience Award Winner 2018 Manchester Animation Festival - Audience Award Winner 2018 KROK Festival of Animated Films - Jury Diploma Award Winner 2018 Viborg Animation Festival - Best Student Film Winner 2018 British Independent Film Awards - Longlist for Best Short Film 2018 MPSE Golden Reel Award - Best Student Film Festival Internacional de stop motion Our Fest - Best International Short 2019 7eme Lune Festival - Best Animation 2019 Ars Electronica - Prixar Award Honorary Mention 2019 River Film Festival Italy - Golden River Award for best Animation 2019 River Film Festival Italy - Audience Award 2019 Lille Festival - First International Prize 2019 London International Animation Festival - Audience Award in Category London International Animation Festival - Honourable Mention 2018 Video Hackers Film Festival, Italy - Best In Show Award 2018 Video Hackers Film Festival, Italy - Best Animation Award 2018 Big Cartoon Festival Moscow - Best Short Film - 3rd Place 2018 Student Widescreen Film of the Year - Best Film Winner 2018 Russian Indie Film Festival - Audience Award 2019 Russian Indie Film Festival - Peter Pan Award 2019 View Conference - View Award Winner 2019 IMDB - New Filmmaker of the Year award Finalist 2019 Annecy - Official Selection 2018 Aspen Shortsfest - Official Selection 2019 SXSW - Official Selection 2019
Cabin Pressure

Cabin Pressure

A safety and regulations obsessive is forced to revaluate things when a routine flight runs into difficulties. Featured on: https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/matthew-lees-stop-motion-comedy-about-a-nervous-plane-passenger-called-graham/ https://directorsnotes.com/2019/04/15/matthew-lee-cabin-pressure/ https://www.skwigly.co.uk/cabin-pressure-an-interview-with-nfts-graduate-matthew-lee/ https://tv.booooooom.com/2019/04/23/cabin-pressure-matthew-lee/ https://filmshortage.com/dailyshortpicks/cabin-pressure/ Awards WINNER - BEST STUDENT FILM - Manchester Animation Festival 2017 WINNER - BEST COMEDY FILM - The Smalls Film Festival 2018 WINNER - BEST ART DIRECTION - Neum Animated Film Festival 2018 SPECIAL JURY MENTION - SHORTCUTS - Dinard Film Festival 2018 HONOURABLE MENTION - DISCOVERY AWARD BEST SHORT FILM - LOCO London Comedy Film Festival 2019 NOMINATED - BEST ANIMATION - Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2017 NOMINATED - BEST ANIMATION - Portland Comedy Film Festival 2018 FINALIST - Hackney Shorts 2018 Official Selection Anima Mundi, Brazil 2018 KROK International Animated Film Festival 2018 KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival 2018 Encounters Short Film Festival 2018 The Smalls Film Festival 2018 Festival Stop Motion Montreal 2018 Norwich Film Festival 2018 Insomnia Animation Festival Russia 2018 Anibar Animation Festival, Kosovo 2018 Hackney Shorts, London 2018 Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018 NAFF: Neum Animated Film Festival, Bosnia & Herzegovina 2018 Très Court International Film Festival 2018 FAB: Festival of Animation Berlin 2018 The Shortest Nights, London 2018 Brasil Stop Motion International Film Festival 2018 Berlin Film Festival British Shorts 2018 Athens Animfest 2018 Cardiff Animation Festival 2018 Berlin Film Festival British Shorts 2018 This Is England, Short Film Festival 2018 Anifilm, Terbon, Czech Republic 2018 Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham 2018 Animac, Catalonia 2018 Portland Comedy Film Festival 2018 Anima, Brussels 2018 London Short Film Festival 2018 Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation 2017 Manchester Animation Film Festival 2017 Balkanima 2017 Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2017 Canterbury Anifest 2017 Sunday Shorts 2017 Directed by Matthew Lee Starring Wayne Forester, Emma Tate, David Holt Written By Matthew Lee, Conor Keane, Karim Khan Cinematographer: Molly Manning-Walker Set Design: Sally Hughson Editor: Mirjam Jegorov Sound Design: Edward Guy Composer: Rachael Philip National Film and Television School 2017