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Up-and-coming Dutch Female Animation Directors


A wave of female talent is taking the animation world by storm. Their films are winning jury and audience awards everywhere, and festivals are dedicating retrospectives to them. Whereas the established generation of independent animation directors is led by males, the new generation is clearly changing this status quo. By Tünde Vollenbroek   The Netherlands, too, […]

Sexually Oriented Animated Shorts


During my first visit to the DOK Leipzig festival for documentary and animation, it weren’t the animated documentaries that stood out. I was much more excited by the many humoristic and bold shorts celebrating (female) sexuality. Visualizing the clitoris and the penis as happy animated characters, or a female’s orgasm through Norman McLaren-esque visuals, or […]