20th November 2016: Mosaic Films is delighted to announce that I Can’t Go To School Today won a BAFTA Children’s Award at last night’s ceremony.
I Can’t Go To School Today is a series of short animated documentaries portraying the experiences of young people living with illness, told by the children themselves.
The series won in the Primary Learning category. We would like to thank all the children who shared their stories with us and made these films possible.
Watch the series on BBC Bitesize.
Produced by Andy Glynne and Molly Bond
Directed by Andy Glynne, Nandita Jain and Salvador Maldonado
Mosaic Films is delighted to announce that I Can’t Go To School Today (BBC Learning, 2016) has been nominated for the BAFTA Children’s Awards in the category Learning – Primary. The ceremony will be held at the Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 20 November.
I Can’t Go To School Today is a series of animated documentaries for BBC exploring the experiences of children living with different illnesses and conditions. Using the testimonies of six young people, we worked with animators to tell their story visually. Mosaic Films have a unique reputation for innovating the use of animation and documentary together.
The series is available on BBC Bitesize.
Directed and Produced by: Andy Glynne
Animation Directors: Nandita Jain & Salvador Maldonado
After fifteen incredible years the DFG is coming to an end. Don’t despair though! We’re merging with the European Documentary Network (EDN).
DFG started in 2001 as a small collective of documentary filmmakers in London who wanted to share ideas, watch documentaries together, and feel a sense of community in the (then) quite isolated world of independent documentary film. Back then there were very few documentaries in the cinema, no training opportunities outside film school, no online community and very little access to the “industry” – both in theUK and elsewhere – for most independent filmmakers.
We changed that. We started regular events – at first above a pub (the Crown and Two Chairman in Soho),then to Golden Square, then to London Film School and finally to The Other Cinema. These events became almost weekly, attended by audiences in their hundreds! And as their … Read More »
11 March 2016: Mosaic Films is delighted to announce that Animated Minds: Stories of PND won Best Commissioned Documentary at the British Animation Awards last night.
Animated Minds: Stories of Postnatal Depression is a series of 5 films highlighting personal stories of perinatal mental health issues. Animation is combined with personal testimony to give honesty and power to the narratives of 5 parents who have endured the trauma, fear and anxiety of mental distress before ultimately finding a way through.
This series was commissioned by Wellcome Trust and the Maudsley Charity and won in the Commissioned Documentary category.
The films are available to watch here.
Tickets are now on sale for the UK premiere of Deswarte’s Saints, a Mosaic Films and Storyhouse co-production. It takes place at Open City Documentary Festival on Saturday 25th June Regents Street Cinema.
Buy tickets here.
Find out more about SAINTS here.
Shattered Minds: Our Traumatic Wars
Mosaic Films are lead partner on a public engagement project about service-related mental health called Shattered Minds. At the heart of the project are a number of short animated documentaries narrated by Veterans – aimed at addressing the stereotypes, prejudice and misinformation surrounding War Trauma. Each film will be focussed on a different conflict over the past 100 years including the First World War, The Falklands and Iraq and Afghanistan. The key target audiences for the films are Veterans, their families, general health workers and service men and women – as well as the general public.
We are hopeful that these films will be a powerful tool in raising awareness around service, transition and mental health. Current partners include NHS Veterans’ Mental Health services, service charities and a UK-wide network of museums amongst many others. Mosaic Films has a strong track record … Read More »
Mosaic director Laurie Harris spoke to animator Xin Li about his paint on glass animation style following their collaboration on The Big Push.
The Big Push was produced in collaboration with the Poetry Society and the Fleming Collection. The film is an evocative paint on glass animation in response to the Herbert James Gunn painting – ‘The Eve of the Battle of the Somme’. The animation also visualises renowned Scottish poet John Glenday’s verse interpretation of the painting – ‘The Big Push’. The film will be displayed at the Fleming Collection Gallery in London, film festivals and across the Internet.
Laurie Harris: How old were you when you first started to think about animation as a potential career? Why did you think about going into animation?
Xin Li: Back in 2007 I graduated from my Bachelor’s degree for oil paintings and fine art … Read More »
Jamaica has one of the highest rates of child sex abuse in the world. In 2013 alone, over 2,000 cases of abuse against minors were recorded by the authorities, but experts say many more go unreported. Cultural acceptance of underage sex as the norm and a deep mistrust of the police appear to be inhibiting victims and their parents from coming forward.
We followed Jamaican activist Julie Mansfield, herself molested by her uncle as a child, as she traveled across the country to try and raise awareness and demand better protection for the nation’s children.
Executive Producer: Andy Glynne
Director: Lucy Chapman
Watch Jamaica’s Silent Children.