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AniDox Residency

Closed for applications to AniDox Residency 2017.

Residency program for the production of animated documentary short films.

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Building on the already existing Open Workshop artist residency and AniDox:Lab training programme at The Animation Workshop, and with the support of at the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017, AniDox Residency makes it possible for one animated documentary short film of high artistic quality to be produced every year from 2014-2017 leading up to a number of screening events at the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017. The Animation Workshop will host the production and provide studio facilities, workstations, housing for the director, production support as well as financial support.

AniDox Residency will be an artistic spearhead in the examination of the possibilities and potential of functional animation. Animation can systematize and reproduce abstract concepts and connections in an accessible way, and represent events that are too small, too big, happen too slowly or too fast, or that simply happened far away from rolling cameras.

The Animation Workshop provides:
  • Studio facilities
  • 1-2 workstations with relevant software
  • Technical support
  • Housing for the director
  • Production support
  • Financial support for materials and as salaries

Application procedure:
If you have an animated documentary project ready for development or production, please apply through the normal application procedure to Open Workshop.

AniDox Residency 2017

In 2017, we are very happy to support three film productions:

The AniDox Summer Residency 2017: Sinking of the Truth
An AniDox Collaborative film project!
Project description:
In 1918, Winsor McCay was commissioned “The sinking of the Lusitania”, a propaganda film portraying the sinking of an English boat by a German submarine during WW1. Beside being an animation classic, this film is considered to be the first ever made animated documentary. 100 years later, in the age of fake news, a collective of talented animation filmmakers will gather to unearth the truth from deep waters and create a contemporary homage to the film.

7 animation artists have joined forces to create a collaborative film project. Each artist will contribute ca. 1 min. sequence which will be edited together to a short animated film. The residency takes place in Viborg, Denmark, between June and July 2017.
The project, supported by Aarhus 2017, will have a preview screening at Viborg Animation Festival in September!

ANIDOX Summer 2017 Residency filmmakers:
Supported by European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017
Produced by Michelle & Uri Kranot on behalf of The Animation Workshop
We are proud to present:
Tobias Gundorff Boesen (DK)
Denis Chapon (FR/DK)
Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (CA)
Tynesha Foreman (USA)
Wiep Teeuwisse (NL)
Sander Joon (EE)
Philip Piaget (MX)

Letting Go by Ülo Pikkov
Animation short, 10-11 min
Project Description
Our culture is based on stories. Stories make up our foundation. We can look at our lives as a story – our biography is our life story. Like the stories, some people are tragic and some are funny and some we do not understand at all.
But what happens when these stories shouldn’t be told? Is it possible to let go of a story, to give it up? Is it possible to make a film about a girl whose only desire is to be rid of her story and to forget it for good?
“Letting Go” is an animated documentary about a young girl who wants to let go of the shadows that haunt her past.
“Letting Go” is financed by Estonian Film Institute, ANIDOX Residency and Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
An Estonian-Danish coproduction between Nukufilm, Silmviburlane and ANIDOX, the film would be ready for premiere in the autumn of 2017.

EGG by Martina Scarpelli
Animation short, 11 min
Project Description
Awarded the ANIDOX:RESIDENCY 2017
An aesthetic 2d-animated short film about overcoming anorexia, based on a small yet significant moment from director Martina Scarpelli’s own life. Told with sensuality and humour, Martina brings a bold and fresh view on this heavy subject.
A film by Martina Scarpelli
Produced by Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron (Miyu Productions) & Lana Tankovic (Late Love Production), developed by Lorene Lescanne & Jeanette Nørgaard (Sønc)
Music & Sound design by Amos Cappuccio
Supported by ANIDOX

AniDox Residency 2016

Artist in residence: Lasse Smith, Denmark
Animated documentary: TEU (10:00)
In the fall 2015, we carried out the application round for project proposals for the AniDox Residency 2016, and the Danish director Lasse Smith and the film and transmedia project TEU (The Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit) was chosen. TEU is a short 10-minute, animated documentary about the 20-foot container in our modern, globalized society.

AniDox Residency 2015

Artist in residence: Soetkin Verstegen, Belgium
Animated documentary: Mr. Sand (08:15)
Logline: A dreamy animated documentary about the dangers of early cinema. The atmosphere of old film theatres is recalled through a mixture of handmade techniques.
In the back of the story moves Mr Sand, a mysterious character. Real or imagined.

AniDox Residency 2014

Artists in residence: Michelle & Uri Kranot, Israel
Animated documentary: Cosmopolitanism (16:39) & How long, not long
Directed by Erik Gandini, Animation Directors: Michelle & Uri Kranot
Synopsis: Xenophobia, nationalism and intolerance are a daily occurrence. We have grown accustomed to thinking of the world as divided among warring creeds and cultures. This film challenges us to think about a universal belonging that doesn’t confine itself to a city, region or national boundary.

AniDox Residency is part of the Open Workshop – a film workshop that also functions as an Artist Residency.

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