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Affairs of the Art

Fifty-nine-year-old factory worker Beryl is totally obsessed with drawing, and her fixation dominates the entire household. Apart from her husband, Ivor, Beryl’s model and muse, the whole family is addicted to something: her son, Colin, is a technical geek and her sister, Beverly, is a fanatically narcissistic taxidermist. Obsession is in the family’s DNA.

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Joanna Quinn
Writer/Producer: Les Mills
Producer NFB: Michael Fukushima
Animation: Joanna Quinn & James Nutting
Additional Animation: Marcia Rojas, Mia Rose Goddard, Eliot Czeh & Gemma Roberts
Clean up & Assisting: Marcia Rojas, Eliot Czeh, Hannah Jones, Mia Rose Goddard & Bryony Evans
Colour Design:
Les Mills
TVP colour & compositing: Mia Rose Goddard
AfterEffects Compositing:  Francine Breslin & Mia Rose Goddard
Editor: Mia Rose Goddard
Voices: Menna Trussler, Brendan Charleson, Joanna Quinn & Mali Ann Rees
Music: Benjamin Talbott of John Hardy Music
Sound Design: Olivier Calvert
Date: 2021
Length: 16'23"

A Co-Production between Beryl Productions International Ltd and The National Film Board of Canada

Link to NFB PRESS KIT


FESTIVAL AWARDS

Award for Best Animation – International Competition Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France (2021)

Award for Best Short Film – Kaboom Animation Festival, Netherlands (2021)

Award for Best Comedy - Aspen Shortsfest, USA (2021)

Special Distinction for Direction - Annecy Animation Festival, France (2021)

The Profnastil Prize - Best International Short Animation - Insomnia Animation Festival,  Russia (2021)

International Audience Prize - Fantoche Animaton Festival, Switzerland (2021)

Honorary Mention - Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico (2021)

The Grand Prize - Animasyros, Greece (2021)

Audience Prize - Animest International Animation Festival, Romania (2021)

Award for Best Sound Mix - Animage International Animation Festival, Brazil (2021)

Audience Prize - New York City Short Film Festival, USA (2021)

Gold Hugo Award - Chicago International Film Festival, USA (2021)

Award for Best Animation - Sante Fe Independent Film Festival, USA (2021)

Award for Best 2D Narrative - Spark Animation Festival, Canada (2021)

Best Film VedoAnimato 2021 Award - Linea d’Ombra Festival, Italy  (2021)

Golden Spike for Best Short film - Semana Internacional de Cine de Vallodolid, Spain (2021)

Best European Short Film - Semana Internacional de Cine de Vallodolid, Spain (2021)

Special Jury Mention - Big Cartoon Festival, Russia (2021)

Audience Prize - Big Cartoon Festival, Russia (2021)

Audience Prize - This is England Festival Rouen, France (2021)

Best Animation Award - This is England Festival Rouen, France (2021)

Anima Grand Prix - International Film Festival Etuida & Anima , Poland ( 2021)

Public Choice Award - International Film Festival Etuida & Anima, Poland ( 2021)

 


FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France (Jan 29 - 6 Feb 2021)

Kaboom Animation Festival, Netherlands (March 31 - 5 April 2021)

Aspen ShortFest, USA (6-11 April 2021)

Stuttgart Animation Festival, Germany (May 4 - 9 2021)

Krakow Film Festival, Poland (May 30 - 6 June 2021)

Animafest Zageb, Croatia (7 - 12 June 2021)

REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada (9 - 13 June 2021)

Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France (15 - 18 June 2021)

Palm Springs International Shortfest, USA (22 - 28 June 2021)

Anifilm Int Festival of Animated Films, Czech Republic (June 22-27 2021)

Fest Anča, Slovakia (1 - 4 July 2021)

LA Shorts International Film Festival USA (1 - 31 July)

Animator 14th International Animation Festival, Poznan, Poland (9 - 15 July)

Insomnia Animation Festival,  Russia (14 - 20 July)

Anibar Animation Festival, Kosovo (23 - 30 July)

Animafest, Cyprus (11 - 14 August)

Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland, UK (18 - 25 August)

São Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil (19 - 29 August)

Concorto, Italy (21 - 28 August)

IndieLisboa, Portugal (21 August - 6 September)

Linolium Contemporary Animation & Media Art Festival, Ukraine (1- 6  September)

Encounters, UK (1 - 30 September)

Fantoche, Switzerland (7 - 12  September)

Guanajuato, Mexico (17 - 26  September)

Animasyros, Greece (22 - 26  September)

Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada (22 - 26  September)

Rennes Court Mentrange, France (28 September - 3 October )

Animatou, Switzerland (30 September - 09 October 2021)

Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada  (1 - 10 October)

New York Shorts International Film Festival, USA, (1 October - 4 November 2021)

Animage Animation Festival, Brazil (8 - 17 October 2021)

Animest, Romania (8 - 17 October)

Kerry International Film Festival. Ireland (14-17 October )

New York City Short Film Festival, USA ( 15 - 17 October 2021)

Chicago International Film Festival, USA ( 13 - 24 October)

Sante Fe Independent Film Festival, USA (19 - 23 October 2021)

Shnit Worldwide Short film festival, Switzerland (21 - 31 October)

Bucheon International Animation Festival. China (22 - 26 October)

Linea D'Ombra Festival, Italy (23 - 30 October) 

Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid, Spain (23 - 30 October)

Uppsala International Film Festival, Sweden (25 -31 October)

Bit Bang Festival, Argentina (27 -31 October 2021)

Spark Animation Festival, Canada (28 Oct - 7 November 2021)

Big Cartoon Festival, Russia (28 Oct - 8 November 2021)

Aesthetica, UK (2 - 7  November 2021)

Leeds International Film Festival, UK (4 - 18 November 2021)

International Weekend of Animation, Wiesbaden, Germany (4 - 7 November 2021)

Cinanima Int Animation Festival, Portugal (8 -14 November 2021)

Norwich Film Festival, UK (12 - 21  November 2021)

PÖFF - Estonian black nights, Estonia (12 - 28 November 2021)

London Short Film Festival, UK (14 - 23 January 2022)