Bingeing on animation is one of our favourite pastimes, especially when there’s free WIFI ;). We’ve seen some really interesting and downright amazing narratives, and we are ecstatic to share some of the short animated films made by women that are beyond awesome!
And Then by Cindy Yang
What if the everyday routine of the world suddenly breaks? This Cindy Yang‘s CalArts 1st-year film questions routine in a bell-clanging manner.
The Life of Death by Marsha Onderstijn
The Life of Death is a touching hand drawn animation about the day Death fell in love with Life.
The narrative by Marsha Onderstijn in this animation will touch your soul.
The Legacy of the Rubies by Ebele Okoye
The Legacy of the Rubies tells the story of MFALME, a young forest boy who is kidnapped and brought to the strange palace of Airegin, with the claim that he is the blood son of the dying King Obankosi and the chosen successor to the throne. It is an interestingly beautiful African experience.
Papa by Natalie Labarre
When an eccentric inventor realizes he’s not a perfect father, he tries to make one.
You’ll absolutely love this one. It is beautiful and imaginatively sensitive.
The Girl Who Spoke Cat by Dotty Kultys
In a dull, organised world a curious girl longs for some colour and joy — against the wishes of her rule-obeying mother.
Everything about this animation by Dotty Kultys is fascinating, the paper-cut characters, the electric soundtrack and inviting composition.
Lost Property by Asa Lucander
Lost Property is a colourful ethereal work of art that evokes unforgettable memories.
Asa Lucander tells the story of a man who manages a lost property office, and one of his regulars, a woman who seems to be very forgetful and loses many of her things. The man can never find her belongings and as time goes by she becomes more and more distraught at the loss of these items. It eventually becomes clear however that finding those items was never really what she or the lost property manager needed.
Yellow Fever by Ng’endo Mukii
Interested in the concept of skin and race, and what they imply; in the ideas and theories sown into our flesh that change with the arc of time, Ng’endo Mukii explores the idea of beauty becoming globalised, and creating homogenous aspirations.
Water Campaign #FulfilHerWish by Tasnim Nawshin
We take water for granted. This 1 minute infographic narrative by Tasnim showcases the journey of women from different cultures travelling to collect water giving us a psychography that we probably had not considered about our human counterparts.
IMENA (RÊVE/DREAM) by Nosa Ott
This one is a gem for African Women. A young girl wakes up to the sound of African music and goes through the process of self-discovery through the rites of dancing, embracing the culture and its colorfulness.
UDUDEAGU by Akwaeke Emezi
Although this is not an animation, it’s well-woven experimental and highly symbolic short film that examines loss and leaving from multiple perspectives. Your mind will thank you for watching it.