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Isabel Garrett

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Best Animated Short Film Winner: What Resonates in Silence

The style was beautiful, sensitive and used cleverly to push the narrative, It showed a real understanding of the craft of 2D animation.

Isabel is a Welsh animation director known for creating tactile stop-motion films which are surreal, subversive and laced with a dark sense of humour. 

Her latest short, ‘Listen to me Sing’ is a love story between a downtrodden hotel performer and a stray walrus which screened at London Short Film Festival, Leeds, Tricky Women, Poitiers and many more, picking up several awards along the way including ‘Best Animation’ at the BAFTA qualifying Underwire Festival. Philip Ilson, director of LSFF describes it as; “This surreal and spectacular animation goes to places unexpected and thrilling, involving a singing walrus! The craziness of the story keeps us watching, but the quality of the models and lighting show a stunning dedication to the animation craft to create new and surprising worlds” 

Isabel is an alumna of the National Film and Television School and artist in residence at Alexander McQueen’s Sarabande Foundation.