NFTS Grad Film Tête-à-Tête Selected for Annecy Animation Festival


NFTS Grad Film Tête-à-Tête Selected for Annecy Animation Festival

Apply for Directing Animation MA by 6th July!

Directing Animation graduation film, Tête-à-Tête, directed by Natasha Tonkin, has been selected for Annecy, the world's leading animation film festival! The festival takes place between the 12th and 17th of June 2017.  (Applications are open for our Directing Animation MA until July 6th – more at

Tête-à-Tête has been selected in the ‘Graduation Films in Competition 3’ category and will be screened from Monday 12th June at 8.30pm.

Tête-à-Tête: Directed, written and designed by Natasha Tonkin and produced by Rae Erlingsdóttir (full credits below).

Synopsis: A young woman visits her family. Over the weekend tensions flare, whilst technology provides an easy respite. As Kerri's gaze shifts from the screen, she discovers a deeper kind of connection.

As well as being selected for Annecy, Tête-à-Tête has also been selected for Anima Mundi, International Animation Film Festival and Supertoon, and was shortlisted for the BAFTA International Student Film Awards.

The Team: Cinematographer, Daniella Rice; Sound Designer & Re-recording Mixer, Sashko Potter Micevski; Compositor, Colourist and Online Editor, David Sheldon.

First year students on the National Film and Television School Directing Animation MA will be attending this year’s Annecy festival to soak up the atmosphere and get inspiration. If you have animation experience or are artistic and would like to learn directing and storytelling skills, you can apply up until July 6th 2017 – more info at