Abigail Addison is a Producer and is a Director of UK-based production company Animate Projects. She specialises in realising successful, and sometimes award-winning, short film, artists’ film, and animation projects. Her strengths lie in brokering successful partnerships, securing the right talent, and ensuring that thorough planning and preparation takes place.
Over the past 10 years she has worked closely with more than 100 filmmakers, animators and artists on producing innovative moving image work for broadcast, gallery exhibition and digital platforms, including curating and producing 15 films for Channel 4’s Random Acts, and producing a large-scale touring art project with Wellcome Trust support.
Abigail has also produced projects for a number of cultural organisations including CAMP Films, Underwire Festival, Creative Skillset, Lupus Films, The Bureau, Forma Arts, CVAN South East, and the British Council.
Awards received include Best British Film at the London International Animation Festival 2016 for Johnno’s Dead; Visual Science Award at Imagine Science Abu Dhabi 2017 for Loop; and the Lumen Prize Moving Image Award for AfterGlow.
Alongside developing and producing extraordinary films Abigail also relishes programming and presenting screenings and discussions for international organisations, festivals and online spaces for audiences to enjoy. She has curated programmes and discussion events for organisations including the Austrian Culture Forum London, the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art, London International Animation Festival, Haifa Film Festival, and BFI Future Film Festival. Abigail has been invited onto the juries of Flatpack Festival, The Smalls Film Festival, The Ani Jam, and London International Animation Festival.
Abigail has also given presentations at the Royal College of Art in London and Ars Electronica Festival in Austria, and run a masterclass with Don Hertzfeldt at Vienna Independent Shorts. She also often go into Universities to talk to animation students about her work and to critique theirs. She has also previously been invited to contribute to opinion polls on animated movies and web videos for Time Out and Sight & Sound’s websites.
Abigail is a Trustee of film and photography charity Four Corners, a member of the Animation Alliance UK Advocacy Board, and an Advisor to Underwire Festival.