WIDDERSHINS

WIDDERSHINS

WHO IS MR. WIDDERSHINS?

Widdershins is Scotland's very first steampunk animation. This fast paced multi award-winning short, by writer, director and animator Simon P. Biggs, blends science fiction and Victorian period drama to explore the consequences of automation and artificial intelligence on our lives. 

This parallel world is brought to life in an illustrative black and white style, and features the voice talent of award winning actor Brian Cox (Succession, Manhunter, X-Men 2). 

Funded by the Scottish Film Talent Network in partnership with Screen Scotland and BFI Network, Widdershins premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in the summer of 2018, and has since screened at over sixty film festivals around the world, and has received ten awards, including a BAFTA Scotland award for Best Animation.
AWARDS

BAFTA Scotland
Best Animation

Dinard Film Festival
Hitchcock Jury Award

Celtic Media Festival
Best Animation

Utopiales
Audience Award

FilmQuest
Best Animated Short

Kinofilm
Best Animation

Andimotion
Best Professional Animation

Cortoons
Best European Animation 

Athens Animfest
Distinction

Norfolk Film Festival
Best Animation
 
Link International Film Festival
Best Animation

Cartoon Club
Best Animation
FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
2018

June
Edinburgh International Film Festival

October
Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya

November
Aesthetica Short Film Festival (York)
Inverness Film Festival
Winchester Film Festival
Kinofilm (Manchester)
Cortogenia Short Film Festival (Madrid)
Linea d'Ombra Festival (Salerno)
Roshd International Film Festival (Tehran)
Fantaelx – Elche International Fantastic Film Festival (Alicante)
Festival de Cine Fantástico de Canarias (Canary Islands)

December
Tindirindis Animation Film Festival (Vilnius)
Leuven International Short Film Festival
Another Hole in the Head (San Francisco)
Andimotion – Bogota International Animation Festival
Ploiesti International Film Festival


2019

January
Diorama Film Festival (New Delhi)
British Shorts (Berlin)

February
International Film Festival of Larissa
Festival Internacional de Cine de Lebu (Santiago)
Life the Universe and Everything Film Festival (Provo)
Insólito - International Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (Lima)
Cardiff Animation Nights
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International

March
Bunter Hund Short Film Festival (Munich)
Ciné Court Animé -Roanne Animation Short Film Festival
Festival International du Film d’Aubagne
20 Mins Max International Short Film Festival (Ingolstadt)
Akbank Short Film Festival (Istanbul)
Bergamo Film Meeting
Bermuda International Film Festival
Athens Animfest
Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention (Tucson)

April
Animac - International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia
Phoenix Film Festival
Mecal International Short Film Festival of Barcelona
Internationale Grenzland-Filmtage
RiverRun International Film Festival (Winston-Salem)
Fantaspoa Fantastic Film Festival (Porto Alegre)
Ismailia Film Festival
Cortoons (Gandia)
2019 (continued...)

May
Balticon Short Film Festival (Baltimore)
International Animation Festival Golden Kuker (Sofia)
Reel Shorts Film Festival (Grand Prairie)
La Truca (Cali)

June
Short Shorts Tokyo & Asia
Wisconsin Comic Convention
Cine Skinny Touring Film Festival (Edinburgh and Glasgow)
River Film Festival (Padova)
Shanghai International Film Festival
Palm Springs ShortFest
Paphos International Film Festival 
Suffolk Shorts

July
Comic-Con (San Diego)
Atlanta Comic Con
Anima Mundi (Rio de Janeiro & Sau Paulo)
Constantine's Gold Coin (Nis)
Link International Film Festival
Cartoon Club - International Festival of Animation Cinema (Rimini)

August
Alpinale (Nenzing)
Tampa Bay Comic Convention
Michigan Comic Convention
Indiana Comic Convention
Theatron Open Air Short FIlm Festival (Munich)

September
Gaslight Steampunk Expo (San Diego)
FilmQuest (Provo)
Animasyros International Animation Festival (Syros)
In the Palace International Short Film Festival (Sofia)
Dinard Film Festival
Warsaw International Animation Festival
Zaporizhzhia International Festival
Chaniartoons - International Comic and Animation Festival (Chania)

October
Filmets - Badalona Film Festival
Southampton International Film Festival
Satisfied Eye International Film Festival (London)
Cinekid Festival (Amsterdam)
TAF Thessaloniki Animation Festival
Anim'est - International Animation Film Festival (Bucharest)
Panama Animation Festival

November
Utopiales (Nantes)
Norfolk Film Festival

December
Palm Springs International Animation Festival & Expo
 Animax Skopje Fest - Macedonian International Animation Festival 
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