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Directing Animation with Nina Gantz

In this session, Nina Gantz (BAFTA winner for Best Animated Short and Sundance Festival Short Animation Jury Award for Edmond) explains her approach to directing animation in this practical look at how to turn puppets into believable, life-like characters.


Nina produced her first notable hand drawn film, Zaliger (2010), which went on to be selected at 37 festivals winning the Golden Panda for best student film at the Sichuan Festival in China.

After setting up Studio Gantz in Rotterdam, she was commissioned, to be head of animation for a live action feature film in the Netherlands, Toegetakeld door de liefde (dir. Ari Deelder). In 2013 Nina filmed her first stop motion film EDMOND, which has received overwhelming acclaim. Since its premiere at Zagreb International Animation festival, it has won prizes including the Short film Jury award for animation at Sundance and a BAFTA for best animated short.

She is currently developing a number of scripts for television shows, shorts and a feature length film whilst exploring new ways of combining live action and animation techniques.

Tickets: £20 / £15. Book via 0161 912 5616 or online here.


14:00 - 16:00




Earlier Event: July 8
Later Event: November 1
Materials in Motion Symposium 2019