©National Film and Television School 2015

19th Animation Division Jury Selections

Sea Child

Animated short film

Minha KIM / Jacob THOMAS / Islay BELL-WEBB [South Korea / France / United Kingdom]


This work is the story of a young girl called Sora, who discovers her sexuality in a dark and oppressive world. On the verge of womanhood, Sora is awoken by a nightmare and decides to follow a group of men into the city in the hope of finding her mom. The animation was created using stop motions hand-painted with calligraphy ink in order to express Sora’s fear and the nuances of character movements.