Nina Gantz

Nina Gantz
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Nina Gantz
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Nina Gantz
An Otter's Tale
Nina Gantz

Nina Gantz creates intense, immersive films that embrace the home made with one arm and the cinematic with the other. The worlds that she depicts are fully believable, stunningly rendered and populated with wonderful, strange characters. Her work is filled with humour, darkness and real emotional depth. 

Having started a Masters in directing animation at the National Film and Television School, she filmed her first stop motion film, EDMOND, which has received overwhelming acclaim. Since its premiere at Zagreb International Animation festival it has amassed a wide array of accolades, including the BIFA for Best Short Film, the Short film Jury award for Animation at Sundance and a BAFTA for Best Animated Short. Nina has also been recognised by Forbes & Variety as a young director to watch, an accolade she truly deserves. 

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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