Mixed Materials

Synopsis: Two young art school grads are very determined to throw themselves into the art world and be successful. But not everything goes as planned... Fortunately, there's always grandma. 


Mixed Materials is an animated short film by Anna van Riel with music by Passepartout Duo. Van Riel's animations create a sense of childlike play that also highlights the melancholy of day-to-day life. From the perspective of artists, animals, and ancestors, the audience feels a sense of nostalgia for a place they might not yet be familiar with: the Flemish countryside.

The film was premiered in October 2017 at Film Fest Gent. Since then, it has been an Official Selection of: Anima Fest Zagreb, Athens Animfest, Flatpack Film Festival, Anima Brussels, Kort Film Festival, and the Brussels Short Film Festival. For information about coordinating a screening of Mixed Materials please contact Anna Van Riel.

Film trailer from the 44th Film Fest Gent