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.”


“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.”