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The animation Showcase

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The animation Showcase
VenueSoho House, Pixar, Google, Cartoon Network, Nexus Productions
Established2016 (2016)
FounderBenoit Berthe (Siward)
Most recent24 January 2018 (2018-01-24)

The animation Showcase is a traveling screening curating animated short films. The screening started in 2016 [1], with the support of the private members club Soho House [2], with the intention of spotting the best upcoming creative talents in the animation industry and to promote animation in the creative industry [3]. The animation Showcase screening proposes a yearly "Best of the Year" selection spotting most of the Shortlisted and Nominees for the Academy Awards category Best Animated Short Film. The animation Showcase has been screened in animation studios, startups or location such as Pixar animation studios, Google Youtube London [4] Blur Studio, Cartoon Network, Soho House (London, New York, Berlin, Shoreditch East London). The animation Showcase advice Academy Awards, Oscars® nominees qualified in the Category Best Animated Short Films as Garden Party in 2017-2018 [5]

Screening Format[edit]

The Short film selection lasts around 1 hour and ends with a Question & Answer session with invited Filmmakers from the selections. From 2015 until 2018, the Screenings were free entrance and/or on invitation.

Screening Selections[edit]

The animation Showcase - Best of the year[edit]

Travelling mostly in Europe and in the US, this yearly selection has spotted few of the Shortlisted and Nominated Oscars Animated Short 4 months before the Academy Awards nominations official announcement.[6]

• Best of 2016 •[edit]

(Premiered in September 2016 Soho House Dean Street.)

  • Piper by Alan Barillaro, (Oscar Winner at the 89th Oscars)
  • Borrowed Time by Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, (Nominated at the 89th Oscars)
  • Blind Vaysha by Theodore Ushev, (Nominated at the 89th Oscars)
  • The Head Vanishes by Frank Dion, (Shortlisted at the 89th Oscars)
  • Inner Workings by Leo Matsudas, (Shortlisted at the 89th Oscars)
  • Peripheria by David Coquard-Dassault, (Longlisted and the 89th Oscars)
  • To Build a Fire by Fx Goby, (Longlisted at the 89th Oscars)

• Best of 2017 •[edit]

(Premiered in October 2017 at Soho House Dean Street.)

  • Garden Party by Victor Caire & Gabriel Graperron, (Nominated at the 90th Oscars)
  • Negative Space by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, (Nominated at the 90th Oscars)
  • Dear Basketball by Theodore Ushev, (Nominated at the 90th Oscars)
  • Lou[disambiguation needed] by Dave Mullins[disambiguation needed] and Dana Murray, (Nominated at the 90th Oscars)
  • In a Heartbeat by Esteban Bravo and Beth David, (Shortlisted and the 90th Oscars)
  • Wednesday With Goddard by Nicolas Menard, (Shortlisted at the 89th Oscars)
  • The Burden by Niki Lindroth von Bahr, (Longlisted at the 89th Oscars)

The animation Showcase - Themed programs[edit]

The animation Showcase screenings started as a series of themed selection, every premiered every 3 months at Soho House and Shoreditch House

  • The promising Generation Y - (Premiered in August 2016 at Soho Works)
  • What the F#ck - (Premiered in 2016 at Soho Works)
  • Art in Motion - (Premiered in 2017 at Shoreditch House)
  • Love at First Sight - (Premiered in 2017 at Shoreditch House)

The animation Showcase - Best Of Annecy Festival[edit]

Present every year on the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the founder of The animation Showcase gather a selection of the best Animated Shorts discovered at the Festival for the people of the industry and Studios that didn't get the chance to go or to watch the films at the festival. This program first started with a selection of upcoming talent for the talents scouts, and finishes with a selection of the "Must see" Shorts to not miss from the established animation filmmakers.

  • The animation Showcase - Best Of Annecy 2014 - (Premiered at Nexus Productions)
  • The animation Showcase - Best Of Annecy 2015 - (Premiered at Nexus Productions)
  • The animation Showcase - Best Of Annecy 2016 - (Premiered at Picasso Pictures)
  • The animation Showcase - Best Of Annecy 2017 - (Premiered at Nexus Productions)

External links[edit]


  1. "The Animation Showcase on Linked In". 2017 Linked In. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  2. "Soho House Events Projects on The Dots". 2016 The Dots. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  3. "The Animation Showcase on Variety". 2018 Variety Magazine. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. "The animation Showcase Event In Youtube Space London". 2017 Youtube Space. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  5. "The Animation Showcase Oscars Campaign strategy for Garden Party". 2017 French Morning. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  6. "The Animation Showcase spots 4 nominees on 5 for the 90th Academy Awards Ceremony". 2018 Variety Magazine. Retrieved 15 February 2018.

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