‘Fragile Stories’ – Bradford’s Polish community – by Fettle Animation

A lovely little short here from Yorkshire company Fettle Animation, uncovering stories from Bradford’s Polish Community.

Part of a series of “Fragile Stories” films commissioned by the National Media Museum, Bradford Animation Festival and I-Move, Yorkshire’s Cultural Programme for London 2012.


‘Silence’ by Orly Yadin & Sylvie Bringas

After fifty years a Holocaust survivor recalls her time as a child in the camps, and afterwards with relatives in Sweden; based on the experiences of Tana Ross.


Best Animation, Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia 1999
Grand Prix, Odense Film Festival, Denmark 1999
Gold Hugo Animated Short, Chicago International Film Festival, USA 1998
Best Short Film, Oslo Animation Festival, Norway 1998
Fist Prize: Shorts, Cinanima International Animation Festival, Portugal 1998

‘Hidden’ by Hanna Heilborn, David Aronowitsch & Mats Johansson

Described as ‘the first CGI-animated documentary film’ this short taking the form of an interview with a hidden refugee child in Sweden has been screened at over 100 festivals and won many awards.

This is the first of three animadoc films by directors Heilborn & Aaronowitsch, the second being ‘Slaves’ and the third ‘Sharaf’ – at the time of writing still a work-in-progress.


Selected Awards:
Best Int. Short Documentary, Hot Docs Int. Doc. Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2003
Best Short, Fajr International Film Festival, Teheran, Iran 2003
Best documentary, FIKE, Portugal, 2003

Slaves by David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn

'Slaves' follows 'Hidden' in the animated documentary style

From the animated interview genre, Slaves, from Swedish production company Story.

It’s a follow up to directors Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch’s film Hidden, exploring the experience of child refugees – you can watch them both on the Story site.

A third film in the series ‘Sharaf’ is listed as in production – as is a ‘new animated documentary feature’. Looking forward to hearing more about that…