MOUTH_ review

MOUTH_ review

Nice review from The Skinny

I love Miranda July so this is great I think.

“One prize was for a filmmaker who hasn’t received formal education or training or funding during the production of their film, and this went to Guy Woods for his wonderfully whimsical comedy Mouth, which sees a low-energy Grim Reaper named Sharon getting too close to her latest victim. Imagine if The Seventh Seal was directed by Miranda July and you’d be part-way to Mouth’s adorably strange, kooky vibe.”


The Debutante_ Wins 2 Awards at Aspen ShortsFest

The Debutante_ Wins 2 Awards at Aspen ShortsFest
“The Debutante” took home two awards: Best Animation and the Ellen Jury.
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“The Debutante” directed by Elizabeth Hobbes (UK) — Winner

Ellen Jury Statement: “With a masterful, fluid use of ink, paint, collage and witty narration, this bold and humorous animated story unspools an act of rebellion, brilliantly challenging a class-based tradition. From a 1930s story by surrealist artist Lenora Carrington, a spirited woman persuades a hyena from the London Zoo to take her place at a party in her honor. The results are fun and startling.”

ANIMATION

“The Debutante” directed by Elizabeth Hobbs (UK) — Winner

Jury Statement: “This short embodies the highly charged political commentary and witty satire of its source material in its frenetic form, managing to be both uncomfortable and funny as it is incisive.”


The Debutante_AWARD AND FESTIVAL SELECTION

The Debutante_AWARD AND FESTIVAL SELECTION

A list of all the awards and selections for this award winning film I scored (by Elizabeth Hobbs and Animate Productions)

The awards to date are:

  • Grand Prix, the Golden Pegasus at the 15th International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR 2022, Poland
  • Grand Prize, International Competition Short Film at Bucheon International Animation Festival 2022, South Korea
  • Animated Short Jury Award at SXSW 2023, USA
  • Melies D’Argent/Silver Melies Award for the Best European Fantastic Short Film at San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival 2022, Spain
  • Lab Special Jury Prize at the 45th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France
  • Bronze Jabberwocky prize, at Etiuda & Anima 2022, Poland
  • Yarnspinner’s Favourite: Special Mention, at Animist Tallinn 2022, Estonia
  • Prix Sauvage (Wild-Untamed Award) and the Prix de la Spontanéité (Spontaneity Award) at the Paris International Animation Film Festival 2023, France
  • Shortlisted for the Animated Short Film Award at the 95th Academy Awards 2023
  • Candidate for European Short Film at the European Film Awards 2023 (announcing December 2023)

The most recent festival selections and screenings are:

  • Official Selection, Paris International Animation Film Festival, France, January 2023
  • Official Selection, 16th British Shorts Film Festival, Germany, January 2023
  • Official Selection for the Lab Competition, 45th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France, January-February 2023
  • Selected for Animated Womxn Programme, Manipulate Festival, United Kingdom, February 2023
  • Official Selection for Shorts 3, Animac, Spain, February 2023
  • Official Selection for International Competition – Professional Short Films, Anima 2023, Brussels, February 2023
  • Official Selection, Animated Shorts, South by Southwest Film and TV Festival, United States, March 2023
  • Official Selection, International Competition, Tampere Film Festival, Finland, March 2023
  • Official Selection, International Competition, TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES 2023, Austria, March 2023
  • Official Selection, Cardiff Animation Festival, United Kingdom, March 2023
  • Official Selection, REGARD – Festival international du court métrage au Saguenay, Canada, March-April 2023
  • Official Selection, Kaboom Animation Festival, The Netherlands, March-April 2023
  • Official Selection, 32nd Aspen Shortsfest, United States, April 2023
  • Official Selection, International Competition, 30th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany, April 2023
  • Official Selection, International Competition, 35th Filmfest Dresden, Germany, April 2023
  • Official Selection, Grand Competition – Short Film, Animafest Zagreb, Croatia, June 2023


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