A rather adorable short directed by
Catherine Prowse for Childline about the anxieties of growing up and the futility of bottling them inside.
And if you liked that, you may care for the equally cute
‘making of’ feature.
A stop motion short by Kangmin Kim recounting the dark (and true) tale of a gruesome childhood rite of passage.
Here’s how the puppets were assembled.
A festival-favourite 2016 short by Tel Aviv based animators Hani Dombe & Tom Kouris. To wit:
Lili refuses to let go of her childhood and fights a sandstorm that threatens to take it away. In the heart of the storm she rediscovers the joy of childhood, but forced to choose between illusion and reality.
Further to yesterday’s post about the schools collection from
Duchas – stories handwritten by schoolchildren in Ireland in the 1930s…
The image above might bring some people back to their Irish childhood education. I found it while looking through some of my old primary school copybooks. The closing line is the real killer…
How We Wrote
a 2012 graduate animation by Amy Kate Wolfe based on a short extract from Andrew Kaufman’s book All my friends are superheroes.
Paul Barritt’s evocation of childhood malevolence and youthful memory, combining pen and pencil, mixed media, paper cut-outs a purposefully crude style and a genuinely unnerving, layered soundscape.
A short by
Nathan Campbell based on the extreme fear of water he developed after relocating with his family from Western Australia to Melbourne.
The ‘collaborative animation’ of a powerful
spoken-word poem by Shane Koyczan about bullying.
Part of an ongoing project you can read more about