Edmond directed by Nina Gantz won a BAFTA under the category “Best Short Film – Animation” in last night’s ceremony.


The film featured as part of the Encounters 2015 programme and took home the NextGen Skills Academy Best of British Award. It is now the second year running that the BAFTA has been awarded to a short screened at Encounters, its previous recipient Daisy Jacob’s The Bigger Picture being part of our 2014 festival.


Edmond tells the life story of an outsider in 8 minutes, in reverse, through beautifully intricate felt puppets and 2D animation. Following Encounters, it went on to win Best Short Film at The Moët British Independent Film Awards (MBIFA) and now has surpassed even that. You can watch an interview with the filmmakers at the MBIFAs here.


Congratulations to Nina and the team!


Watch the trailer for Edmond here.


See a full list of 2016 BAFTA winners here.