Affairs of the Art

Joanna Quinn
2021 | 16 min
How many obsessions can one family have? In Joanna Quinn and Les Mills’ Affairs of the Art, we reconnect with Beryl, the working-class heroine who not only reveals her own obsession with drawing but exposes the addictions of her eccentric family, which include pickling, screw threads and pet taxidermy.

Awards and distinctions

  • Audience Award
    Big Cartoon Festival (ONLINE), Moscow
    2021
  • Special Jury Mention
    Big Cartoon Festival (ONLINE), Moscow
    2021
  • Best British Film
    London International Animation Festival - LIAF (HYBRID), London
    2021
  • Best Director
    Animation Festival, Los Angeles
    2021
  • Best Character-Based Short
    Animation Festival, Los Angeles
    2021
  • Anima Public Choice
    International Film Festival "Etiuda & Anima" (ONLINE), Cracow
    2021
  • Best Animation
    This is England- British Short Film Festival, Rouen
    2021
  • Audience Prize
    This is England- British Short Film Festival, Rouen
    2021
  • Anima Grand Prix
    International Film Festival "Etiuda & Anima" (ONLINE), Cracow
    2021
  • Special Mention
    Manchester Animation Festival (HYBRID), Manchester
    2021
  • 2D Narrative Short prize
    Spark Animation Festival (ONLINE), Vancouver
    2021
  • VedoAnimato 2021 Award
    Linea d'Ombra Festival, Salerno
    2021
  • Best European Short Film Award
    International Film Festival, Valladolid
    2021
  • Golden Spike Best Short
    International Film Festival, Valladolid
    2021
  • Gold Hugo Best Animated Short Film Award
    International Film Festival (HYBRID), Chicago
    2021
  • Audience Award
    New York City Short Film Festival (ONLINE), New York
    2021
  • Audience Prize
    Animest - International Animation Film Festival (HYBRID), Bucarest
    2021
  • Best Sound Mixing
    ANIMAGE- International Animation Festival of Pernambuco, Recife
    2021
  • Best Animation Short
    Independent Film Festival, Santa Fe
    2021
  • Special Mention
    International Film Festival (HYBRID), Guanajuato
    2021
  • Grand Prix
    Animasyros- International Animation Festival and Forum (HYBRID), Syros
    2021
  • Audience Award International Competition
    FANTOCHE International Animation Film Festival, Baden
    2021
  • The Profnastil Prize (best animation of the international competition – short animation)
    Insomnia International Animation Film Festival, Moscow
    2021
  • Jury Distinction "Special Distinction for Direction"
    International Animated Film Festival (HYBRID), Annecy
    2021
  • Jury Award: Comedy
    Aspen Shortfest (ONLINE), Aspen
    2021
  • Best Short Award
    Kaboom Animation Festival, Amsterdam
    2021
  • Award for Best Animation
    International Short Film Festival (ONLINE), Clermont-Ferrand
    2021