Cartwright Gantz

Crunchy O's
Action on Sugar
Maynards Bassetts
Serenity Now

Festival darlings Cartwright Gantz are directing duo Simon Cartwright and Nina Gantz. They create intense, immersive films that embrace the home made with one arm and the cinematic with the other. The worlds that they depict are fully believable, stunningly rendered and populated with wonderful, strange characters. Their work is filled with humour, darkness and real emotional depth. They have an uncanny knack for making you laugh whilst they burrow deep into your soul.

Awards & Recognition

BAFTA for Best Animated Short
Jury award best animated short at SUNDANCE
Best student short Monstra
NEOTEL AWARD Tricky women
First prize open competition at Shortwaves, Poland
Grand Prix student competition at Holland Animation Film Festival
The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival - Best animation Winner
Watersprite - Best animation Winner 2015
Watersprite - Best Original Music Winner 2015
Watersprite - Best Cinematography Winner 2015
Best British Short in Berlin
Plans D’Angers - Grand Jury Prize European Student Films 2015
Moet BIFA’s - Best Short Winner 2015
Cinanima - Best Student Short Winner 2015
Audience Award at the Beijing ISFVF
Bilbao Zinebi film festival - Best Animated Short Winner 2015
Manchester Animation Film Festival - Best Graduation Film Winner
PRIMANIMA - Grand Prix Winner 2015
PRIMANIMA - PrimaSound Award for Best Sound Design
PRIMANIMA - Student Jury's Award
Stoptrik International Film Festival
Best of British at Encounters
Guanajuato International Film Festival - Best Short Animation Winner
ANNECY: Canal + Creative Aid Award for short film
ANNECY: Best Graduation Film Jury Award
Zlinfest - Best Animation Winner 2015
Zlinfest - Best Film Winner 2015
Chilemonos - Best Short Film
Insomnia - Grand Prix Winner 2016
Breakthroughs Film Festival - Jury award Winner 2016
Festival Internacional de Cine de Valencia, Cinema Jove - Best Short Winner
Snake Alley Festival of Film - Best Animated Short Winner
Open Air Cinema Rotterdam - Best Short
RiverRun - Best Short animation 
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First price short filmfestival Paris, ELIA Réseau franco-néerlandais.
Golden Panda Award for best student overseas. Sichuan TV Festival, China

Nominated for a BAFTA - Best Short Animation 2016
Nominated for a BIFA 2015 (British Independent Film Award) - Best Short
SXSW - Midnight Jury Award
San Francisco International Film Festival - Golden Gate Award - Animated Short
Bucheon International Film Festival (S Korea) - Best Short Film
Leeds International Film Festival - World Animation Award
AFI Film Festival - Special Jury Mention
Premiers Plans Festival - ARTE Award
Manchester Animation Festival - Audience Award
La Guarimba Film Festival - Best Animated Short
Vail Film Festival - Best Student Film
Tampere Film Festival - Diploma of Merit
Dingle Animation Festival - Best International Student Animation Award
Skepto International Film Festival - Special Award
Zabut Film Festival - Special Mention
Festival Court Metrange - Jury Prize
Nina Gantz one of Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe: Entertainment 2016

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