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A Film About Poo by Emily Howells & Anne Wilkins

A Film About Poo by Emily Howells & Anne Wilkins

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This is a film about poo, and the things that you should and shouldn't do.

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A musical reminder of the importance of washing your hands after you go to the toilet. It was made as an entry for the Golden Poo Awards, sponsored by London International Animation Festival and the PooP Creative, to raise awareness about hygiene and sanitation.

A Film About Poo was made mostly at Emily's flat in East Dulwich, London - on the patio in her garden, and on the floor in her bedroom (because her desk was too small).

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Festivals & Screenings

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, The Netherlands, 2009

Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, 2009

Banjaluka Animation Festival, Bosnia, 2009

Encounters Short Film Festival, Bristol, 2009

DepicT! Short Film Festival, Bristol, 2009

Couch Film Festival, Seattle, USA, 2009

London Short Film Festival, 2010

Tricky Women Film Festival, Austria, 2010

Preloader Film Festival, Wiltshire, 2010

Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, 2010

The Female Lens Screening, London, 2010

Citrus Cel Animation Festival, Florida, USA, 2010

East End Film Festival, London, 2010


Winner, Jury's Choice, Golden Poo Awards, London International Animation Festival, 2009

Winner, Audience Award, Canary Wharf Film Festival, London, 2009

Second Place Winner, Audience Award, Prince Charles Cinema Golden Poo Awards, London, 2009

Winner, Best Animation (19-25 year olds), BFI Future Film Festival, London, 2010

Winner, Audience Award (8-14 year olds), New York International Childrens Film Festival, USA, 2010


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2 comments posted.

  • Jun 1, 2010


    catchy, subtle and different, with a nice little terry gillianesque animated backdrop. I was impressed.

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  • Apr 27, 2010


    Great. Funny and informative; like the style of the animation too.

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