The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2
Reflections on identity, memory and remembrance.
EIFF has reached the landmark 25th McLaren Award for Best British Animation during the centenary year of the award's namesake, Norman McLaren. Decided by public vote, this is your chance to boost the career of one of our nominated directors. This crop of outstanding short films produced in the UK contributes to themes of contemplation and commemoration with a diverse programme of work drawing on observation, personality, bereavement, and - in the year which also marks the centenary of the First World War - remembrance. 
Through the Hawthorn
Gemma Burditt, Pia Borg, Anna Benner/UK/2014/9 min
Three characters, three perspectives, three directors: a session between a psychiatrist, a schizophrenic patient, and his mother.
Ross Hogg/UK/2013/4 min
An investigation of social interaction and human behaviour, revealing the diversity of character found among football spectators.
Betsy Dadd/UK/2013/5 min
Painted on large scale, the physicality and the materiality of this animation describes the magnitude and fragility of the landscape.
Peter Millard/UK/2013/3 min
Lemon cranberry apple banana cucumber orange limes are a selection of fruit fruit.
The Brothers McLeod/UK/2013/7 min
One Year. One Film. One Second a Day.
The Bigger Picture
Daisy Jacobs/UK/2014/7 min
Two sons, an elderly mother, and no end in sight. The stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an ageing parent.
Åsa Lucander/UK/2014/6 min
When you lose something dear to your heart, there is only one place it can be found.
Mayra Hernández Ríos/UK/2014/6 min
The growing distance between a pair failing to find a moment to meet.
Nest of Stone
Kim Noce/UK/2014/7 min
A collection of memories set in stone.
Stephen McNally/UK/2013/3 min
A recount of the process of forgetting everything giving a fragmented, disjointed life story, tinged with love and regret.
Mend and Make Do
Bexie Bush/UK/2014/8 min
A life-sized animated short telling a story of love during wartime Britain.
Claire Lamond/UK/2014/8 min
When you put your ear to a shell what do you hear?
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