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Other Half

UK short, 2021

Other Half is a 12-minute animation fantasy film about romantic relationships and the relationship you have with yourself. Done in a mixed multi-plane style of oil-on-glass, plasticine and claymation, the film seeks to capture an audience of teenagers and young adults, ages fifteen to thirty.

As an Individual Being in a world comprised of Merged Couples, Ren longs to find their other half and become complete.

Starring: John Chisham, Evanna Lynch, Dylan Edwards, Matthew Biddulph
Director: Lina Kalcheva

Producer: Michelle Brøndum

Screenwriter: Laura Jayne Tunbridge

Director of Photography: Ebba Hult

Production Designer: Eva Calland-Waller

Model Maker: Mara Frampton

Editor: Alejandro Liechty

Composer: Oliver Wegmüller

Sound Designer: Zoltán Kadnár

Production Company: National Film and Television School

festivals & awards

Nòt Film Fest, Italy 2022 - Selected for the Experimental Shorts programme

Festival of Animation Berlin, Germany 2022 - Nominated in the International Competition

Festival Court Métrange, France 2022 - Nominated in the Young Audience Competition

HollyShorts Film Festival, US 2022 - Official Selection

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, US 2022 - Nominated for the Official Competition

La Guarimba International Film Festival, Italy 2022  - Nominated for Best Animation

Superbia Cinema, UK 2022 - Screening in partnership with Manchester Pride

Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Isreal 2022 - Nominated in the International Competition

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival, Washington, USA 2022 - Selected for the Youth Showcase
San Diego International ShortsFest, San Diego, USA 2022 - Official Selection

Animex, UK 2022 - Official Selection
AniMate, Australia 2022 - Quarter-Finalist

Fantaspoa, Brazil 2022 - Nominated in the Short Films Competition
Mecal Pro, Catalonia 2022 - Nominated in the Animation Competition and Winner of the Animation Audience Award

Underwire Festival, UK 2022 - Nominated for Best Animator
Short Sounds Film Festival, UK 2022 - Winner of the Jury Award for Best Film & Student Award for Best Sound and Music

Cardiff Animation Film Festival, Wales 2022 - Winner of Best Student Film
In The Palace, Bulgaria 2022 - Winner of Best Student Animation
Colorist Awards, Russia 2022 - Nominated for Best Color Grade of an Animation Film
MPSE Golden Reel Awards, LA, USA 2022 - Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing for a Student Film
Cinemagic International Film Festival, Northern Ireland 2022 - Official Selection
British Animation Awards, UK 2022 - Nominated for Best Post-Graduate Animation
Watersprite Film Festival, UK 2022 - Nominated for the Mentorship Award
Premiers Plan D'Angers, France 2022 - Winner of the Student Jury Prize
British Shorts, Germany 2022 - Official Selection
Bucharest Film Festival, Romania 2022 - Nominated for Best Animation
Piccolo Festival dell'Animazione, Italy 2021 - Nominated for Best Animation Short
Foyle Film Festival, Northern Ireland 2021 - Nominated for the Light in Motion Award
Splat!FilmFest, Poland 2021 - Nominated for the MélièS d'Argent Award
Fancine Fantastic Film Festival, Spain 2021 - Nominated for Best Animation Short & Winner of the Audience Award
Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, USA 2021 - Nominated for Best Animation Short
Norwich Film Festival, UK 2021 - Nominated for Best Animation Short
Sitges Film Festival, Catalonia 2021 - Winner of Best Animation Short
Bolton Film Festival, UK 2021 - Nominated for Best Animation
Cannes International Film Festival, La Cinéfondation, France 2021 - Nominated for Best Student Film