Nominated for a BAFTA Cymru in 'Short Form and Animation', shortlisted for the 'McLaren Award for New British Animation' at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012, shortlisted for the British Animation Awards 2012, nominated for 'Best Animation', British Student Film Festival 2012, nominated for 'Best Animation' and 'Best Soundtrack', Watersprite Festival 2012, nominated for 'Best Animation', 'Best Soundtrack' and 'Best Screenplay', Once Voice Festival 2012, shortlisted for 'Best Animation' and 'Best UK Graduate Animation', Ffresh Festival 2012.
Winner 'Best Animation', One Voice Festival 2012, 2nd Prize Royal Television Society Student Animation Award, Winner of 'Best Up-and-Coming Talent Award 2011' Canterbury Anifest and winner of 'Best Film' Newport Animation Awards 2011.
Materia Magica Lėlių Teatro Festivalis, Lithuania, 2017
¡Stop Motion, Sí!, CCCB, Barcelona, May 2014
Animac Mostra Internacional de Cinema d'Animacio, Feb 2014
Play - Lisbon's Children and Youth Film Festival, Feb 2014
Beirut Animated, Lebanon, Jun 2013
Two Short Nights Festival, Exeter, Nov 2012
Bang! Short Film Festival, Nottingham, Nov 2012
London Animation Club, London, Nov 2012
Show Me the Animation, Bristol, Oct 2012
Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland, Jul 2012
Let's Keep it Short, London, Jun 2012
Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges Mas Sorrer, Spain, Jul 2012
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany, May 2012
China International Cartoon & Animation Festival, China, Apr 2012
British Student Film Festival, UK: London, Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle, Apr 2012
Various locations across the UK on BBC Big Screens, 2012
Anirmau, Spain, Apr 2012
Be There, Greece, Apr 2012
Monstra, Portugal, Mar 2012
Flatpack Festival, UK, Mar 2012
Athens Animfest, Greece, Mar 2012
Watersprite Festival, UK, Feb 2012
Animated Exeter, UK, Feb 2012
One Voice Festival, UK, Feb 2012
Ffresh Festival, UK, Feb 2012
CineMe: Animation Showcase, UK, Dec 2011
Encounters International Short Film Festival, UK, Nov 2011
Animated Dreams, Estonia, Nov 2011
Bradford Animation Festival, UK, Nov 2011
Flip Animation Festival, UK, Oct 2011
BanjaLuka, Bosnia, Oct 2011
Canterbury Anifest, UK, September 2011
Se-Ma-For Film Festival, Poland, September 2011
CineMe: Animation Showcase, UK, September 2011
Bristol Festival of Puppetry, UK, August 2011
Show Me The Animation: Bristol Festival of Puppetry edition, UK, August 2011
CineMe: Short Film Showcase, UK, July 2011
Show Me The Animation: New Talent Showcase, UK, July 2011
Bluescreen at The Cube Cinema, UK, July 2011
Animation Newport 2011 Industry showcase, UK, June 2011
A short piece to promote the book Pincel de Zorro, now in its second edition, published by Ediciones Ondina. An illustrated tale from the Spanish author Sergio A. Sierra, Pincel de Zorro is a whimsical story set in Japan, full of tenderness, magic and sadness. The story is complemented by unique illustrations, all of which are hand drawn by Meritxell Ribas using a complex technique called grattage, in which paint is scraped off the canvas with a pointed tool.
Pincel de Zorro tells the tale of Shiori, a little girl whose life changes the same night her father brings home a dead fox from a hunting trip. Mysteriously when her parents decide to sell the precious skin of the animal, they receive a visit from a magical woman.
This project has been an amazing collaboration between my friends, Sergio and Meritxell, authors of the book, Albert Alay, the music composer, and me, taking the role of creative director. This has been a passion project of ours, done with no budget, and we hope that someday we can bring these wonderful characters to life in a feature film.
For more information visit pinceldezorro.es
Direction, Design and Animation: Hug Codinach
Illustrations: Meritxell Ribas
Text: Sergio Sierra
Music: Albert Alay
All illustrations were camera projected in C4D and composited in After Effects. The ink was generated with Turbulence 2D from Jawset. I used a Canon 5D MrkII to shoot the brush footage.
Special thanks to Rick Gledhill at King & Country and Gabriela Effron.
Julius can't sleep. To get his head empty he decides to go on a roadtrip, but somehow he can't manage to leave.
A film about failure, insomnia, a red motorbike, pretty bargirls, the desolateness of Berlin (even in summer) and waterproof socks.
(20 mins) Coming soon.
FIRST STEPS AWARD 2015 *Nominee* (Short & Animation)
GERMAN SHORT FILM AWARD 2015 *Nominee* (Animation)
37th CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Int’l Competition, France)
22nd SXSW/SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FILM FESTIVAL (Austin, Texas, USA)
38th ANNECY INT' ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL (Student Competition, France) *JUNIOR JURY AWARD*
37th MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)
9th SEOUL INTERNATIONAL CARTOON & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (SICAF 2015) (Official Selection, Korea)
18th BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Belgium) *NEXT GENERATION AUDIENCE AWARD*
12th INDIELISBOA – LISBON INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Portugal)
26th TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL (Special Programme, Italy)
27th PREMIERS PLANS FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, France)
PRIMANIMA WORLD FESTIVAL OF FIRST ANIMATIONS 2014 (Competition, Hungary) *SPECIAL MENTION*
Green, yellow, black. They are the blood in the veins of Bangalore: the 450.000 rickshaws and their drivers. Knocked together from bits and pieces, decorated, ready for the junk heap or carefully maintained like antique cars, the vehicles are as charismatic as their owners, who brave the monstrous traffic of this metropolis daringly, sleepy, chattering or stoic, making sure the passanger's trip from A to B will be full of memorable experiences.
Based on days of riding around in rickshaws and drawings made locally, this animation captures the tough workaday life of a rickshaw driver, seen through the eyes of a European visitor.
Result of a one month trip to Bangalore, India as part of the project "The Law of the Market" at the University of Arts Berlin Weißensee, 2011