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Other Half

UK short, 2021

Other Half is a 13-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

Kyoto International Student Film Festival, Japan 2023 - Official Selection

Shockfest Film Festival, Virtual 2022 - Official Selection

Shorts Attack, Germany 2022 - Official Selection

British Short Film Award, UK 2022 - Nominated for Best Animated Short Film

Novella Film Festival, UK 2022 - Finalist in the Animation category

Phenomena Festival, Brazil 2022 - Official Selection

Lanterna Mágica International Animation Festival, Brazil 2022 - Selected for the International Competitive Shorts Screening

Annual Aarhus Film Festival, Denmark 2022 - Nominated for Best Animated Short

Animaze, Canada 2022 - Official Selection

Interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany 2022 - Nominated in the International Competition

Rex Animation Festival, Sweden 2022 - Nominated for Best European Film

Spark Animation, Canada 2022 - Official Selection

Tees Valley International Film Festival, UK 2022 - Nominated for Best Animation Award

Imagine Fantastic Film Festival, Netherlands 2022 - Nominated for Best European Fantastic Short Film

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, Mallorca 2022 - Official Selection

Cambridge Film Festival, UK 2022 - Nominated for Best Short Film

Alexandre Trauner ART/Film Festival, Hungary 2022 - Winner of the Student Jury Award

Ajayu International Animation Festival. Peru 2022 - In Competition

Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Hungary 2022 - Official Selection

Animatou Geneva Animation Film Festival, Switzerland 2022 - Nominated in the International Competition for Animated Shorts

Anima - XI Córdoba International Animation Festival, Argentina 2022 - Winner of the Grand Jury Prize

Japan International Film Festival, Japan 2022 - Honorable Mention in the Best Animation category

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

StopTrik IFF, Slovenia & Poland 2022 - Nominated in the International Stop Motion Competition

Weird Market, Spain 2022 - Part of the Animation Market

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

Lille International Short Film Festival, France 2022 - Selected for the Best of European Animation Schools programme

Festival Stop Motion Montréal, Canada 2022 - Nominated in the Emerging Talent Film Competition

Animator Fest, Serbia 2022 - Official Selection

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Belgium 2022 - Nominated in the International Selection 'Re-Animated'

Nòt Film Fest, Italy 2022 - Special Mention in the Experimental Shorts programme

Deep Focus Film Festival, US 2022 - Honorable Mention

Swale Pride, UK 2022 - Screening in partnership with Swale Pride

HollyShorts Film Festival, US 2022 - Official Selection

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

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

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

Bucharest Film Festival, Romania 2022 - Nominated for Best Animation

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

In The Palace, Bulgaria 2022 - Winner of Best Student Animation

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

Fantaspoa, Brazil 2022 - Nominated in the Short Films Competition

Cardiff Animation Film Festival, Wales 2022 - Winner of Best Student Film
AniMate, Australia 2022 - Quarter-Finalist
Mecal Pro, Catalonia 2022 - Nominated in the Animation Competition and Winner of the Animation Audience Award

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

Underwire Festival, UK 2022 - Nominated for Best Animator

Watersprite Film Festival, UK 2022 - Nominated for the Mentorship Award

Premiers Plan D'Angers, France 2022 - Winner of the Student Jury Prize

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

British Shorts, Germany 2022 - Official Selection

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

Norwich Film Festival, UK 2021 - Nominated for Best Animation Short

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

Sitges International Fantastic 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 & The Women In Motion Award