Dir: Joel Simon
UK, 2013, Animation
7 Minutes
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Two discarded toys find a new lease of life in a big alien city full of humans.
About the director: 
Joel Simon is a multi-disciplinary artist from Belgium, whose work is influenced by the comic books he reads as a child. Residing in Belfast, his work has been seen all over the world. His primary art form is animation. He has founded the animation studio Flickerpix, directed TV series and short films such as MACROPOLIS, which formed part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and has been screened in over 100 international film festivals, with 10 awards to date. His other animation work has been broadcast on BBC ONE, CBBC, Channel 4, History and Discover Channels and Sesame Street. Joel also paints oil portraiture, with a quirk.
Cast & Credits: 
Joel Simon/Mick O’Hara/Ciaran Morrisson
Vicky Bevis
Shorts International
Simon Young
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  • Focus Film Festival, USA (Best of Festival & Spirit Of The Festival)
  • Les Nuits Magiques, France (Best Short Film & Best Youth Film)
  • Ashland Independent Film Festival, USA (Audience Award)
  • Blackrock Animation Festival, Ireland (Best Irish Animation Award)
  • Cine-Jeune, France (Best Short Film)
  • Picture This Festival, Canada (Best Of Festival & Best Animation)
  • Cinemagic, UK (Festival Jury Award)
  • Klik Animation Festival, Russia (Best International Film Award)
  • Chicago Irish Film Festival, USA (Best Short Film)
  • Irish Film & Television Awards (Best Animation)
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival
  • Irish Film and Television Awards (Best Animation Award)
  • Ashland Film Festival (Family Choice Award)
  • Chicago Irish Film Festival (Best of the Festival)
  • Seattle International Film Festival
  • Picture This Film Festival
  • Flicker Fest
  • TIFF Kids Fest
  • New York International Children’s Film Festival
  • Zlin International Film Festival for Children
  • Foyle Film Festival
  • Northwest Animation Festival
  • British Animation Festival
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