World spotlight on SA student’s painful story of dad’s terminal illness
Kayleigh Gemmell’s ‘highly personal’ animated doccie has been chosen for in an international film festival
A University of KwaZulu-Natal master of arts student’s animated film, The Next Few Months, a documentary about her father’s terminal illness, is set to premier at the first virtual Annecy International Film Festival (https://www.annecy.org/home).
Kayleigh Gemmell’s film is one of four to be selected from SA to premier at the annual competition for cartoon films of various techniques, including animated drawings, cutout papers, modelling clay and computer-generated imagery.
The film forms the practical component of Gemmell’s master’s thesis in digital art and animation studies, the topic of which is animated documentaries and whether they can be considered viable forms through which to represent documentary narratives...