8. Februar 2021 Johannes Wolters

Joanna Quinn´s „Affairs of the Art“ wins „Best International Animation 2021“ at Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival

Yesterday our new film Affairs of the Art won the Best International Animation 2021 prize at the #ClermontFerrandShortFilmFestival in France. We are very very very very happy!! Thanks to all the wonderful people who worked on the film, the NFB and the Clermont-Ferrand festival team and jury.

Joanna Quinn

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February 6, 2021 – Montreal, Quebec – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

Director Joanna Quinn and producer and screenwriter Les Mills‘ new opus, Affairs of the Art, has just won the 2021 Award for Best Animation at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. The film was presented as a world premiere among the 78 films in the international competition.

With Affairs of the Art, director Joanna Quinn and producer/screenwriter Les Mills continue the series of beloved, hilarious and award-winning animated UK films starring Beryl, a 59-year-old factory worker who’s obsessed with drawing and determined to become a hyper-futurist artiste. We also meet her grown son, Colin, a techno geek, her husband, Ifor, now Beryl’s model and muse, and her sister, Beverly, a fanatical narcissist living in LA. Affairs of the Art provides glimpses into Beryl’s, Beverly’s and Colin’s peculiar childhoods, and we see that obsession is in this family’s DNA.

Affairs of the Art by Joanna Quinn and Les Mills (16 min) – World Premiere

Co-produced by Beryl Productions International and the NFB

  • The first co-production between Beryl Productions International and the NFB, Affairs of the Art features Joanna Quinn’s refreshing signature hand-drawn animation with attitude and Les Mills’ raucously humorous scenarios.

Associated Links

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival


Film by
Joanna Quinn and Les Mills

Menna Trussler

Ifor . Colin . Lenin . Interviewer
Brendan Charleson

Joanna Quinn

Mum . Edie
Mali Ann Rees

Joanna Quinn
James Nutting

Additional Animation
Marci Rojas
Mia Rose Goddard
Eliot Cseh
Gemma Roberts
Alex Thompson . Yoana Georgieva
Jordan Alexander Davies . Becky Peel

Clean up & Assisting
Marci Rojas
Eliot Cseh
Hannah Jones
Bryony Evans
Mia Rose Goddard

Colour Design
Les Mills

TVP Colour Design & Compositing
Mia Rose Goddard

AfterEffects Compositing
Francine Breslin
Mia Rose Goddard

Additional After Effects Compositing
Daniel Evans . Eliot Cseh
Lauren Orme

Mia Rose Goddard

Video Post Production

Original Music
Benjamin Talbott of John Hardy Music

Other Music
Pavanne Pour Une Infante Défunte
Composed by Maurice Ravel . Performance by Anja Woschick
Published by Warner Chappell

Composed by Eugène Pottier/Pierre DeGeyter
Performed by The Moscow Academic Choir
Published By Silva Screen Records Ltd

Body Percussion (Flamenco Rhythm)
Composed & Performed by Salvo Russo
With permission from Salvo Russo

Voices Recording
John Hardy Music
Gorilla TV Ltd.
Bang Post Production Ltd.

Sound Design
Olivier Calvert

Foley Artist
Nicolas Gagnon

Re-Recording Mixer
Paul McFadden
Bang Post Production Ltd.

Technical Advisor NFB
Eloi Champagne

Technical Coordination NFB
Luc Binette
Randell Finnerty

Marketing NFB
Geneviève Bérard
Émilie Ryan

Administration NFB
Rosalina Di Sario
Dominique Forget
Faisal Moula

Thanks to
Catrin Unwin
Sue Goddard
Brian Murrell
Brian Mills
Jane Murrell
Phil Davies
Claire Jennings
Larry Miller
Anna Elizabeth Eijsbouts
Dina Velikovskaya
Lesley Adams and Farnham Animation UCA
Paloma Quinn Mills

Producer NFB
Michael Fukushima

Written and Produced by
Les Mills

Directed by
Joanna Quinn

A Co-Production between Beryl Productions International Ltd and The National Film Board of Canada.


© MMXX1 Beryl Productions International Ltd

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