Here is the official shortlist for the British Short Animation category, ahead of 2020’s BAFTA Film Awards.

We’re delighted and proud to have been chosen to present to you the shortlist for next year’s British Short Animation prize at the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards. These extraordinary shorts are those chosen from a hugely competitive field, and you can find full details of the six films listed below.

From this shortlist, the official nominations will be chosen, which will be announced in line with the rest of the EE British Academy Film Award nominations on January 7th 2020. The ceremony itself then takes place on February 2nd 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with Graham Norton hosting.

Without further ado, here are the shortlisted productions. Huge congratulations to everyone involved.


The official shortlist


Creepy Pasta Salad

Grandad was a romantic.

In Her Boots

The Magic Boat

My Dad’s Name Was Huw. He Was An Alcoholic Poet.


And here are more details about each of them.


Ross Hogg


Separate projections combine, unifying, becoming whole.

Twelve animated projections combine to develop a rhythmic dialogue exploring the intrinsic relationship between sound and image using 16mm film, paint and a projector.

Responding to a hand-drawn soundtrack, each projection is individually created by painting and scratching directly on 16mm film stock.

4:3 is available as a short film, an immersive installation, and in 360˚.


Creepy Pasta Salad

Lauren Orme, Amy Morris



Elin works in a call centre and is anxious about her health. Trefor is dead and worried about the gas bill. Cari is a lonely goth girl, preparing for the apocalypse. It’s Halloween, and as their lives traverse, things start to get better. Elin grows into her beard, Cari finally meets someone and Trefor stops worrying about the gas bill.


Grandad was a romantic

Maryam Mohajer


A child documents the love life of her Grandad – a man who has a reputation for being a passionate romantic. She tells the story of how her Grandad came across a picture of her Granny for the first time, and decided in that moment that she must be the love of his life. He marries her, and they start a family together, but Grandad’s boundless romance never dies. It will take him in unforeseen directions.


In Her Boots

Kathrin Steinbacher


Hedi is experiencing strange things. While her granddaughter is visiting, she suddenly embarks on a hiking journey, to the deepest parts of the Alps, revealing the reason for her devoted attachment to her hiking shoes.


The Magic Boat

Naaman Azhari, Lilia Laurel


A short animated film about the journey of a mother and her son escaping their home.

My Dad’s Name Was Huw, He Was An Alcoholic Poet

Freddie Griffiths


A intimate and insightful documentary short unravelling the state of mind of my late alcoholic father through the poems he left behind.

My dad died when I was 7 from a cancer largely induced by his addiction to alcohol. I was left nothing from my dad as he had nothing left to give by the time of his death. 15 years on I was given a stack of poems that he had written. This poems are now the only tangible item I have of his, these poems he so clearly used as a release for his torment are now my way to better understand the illness that consumed him.

Again, huge congratulations to each of the filmmakers, and the very best going forward. Do give them your support.

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