Nominated for Best Short Documentary. Agnes Patron, Pierre Oberkampf & Anonymous, nominated for Best Off-Screen Talent (sound design, original composition and animation).

Freedom Swimmer

Olivia Martin-McGuire
Documentary, Animation
👋 Filmmaker attending

The story of a grandfather’s perilous swim from China to Hong Kong that parallels his granddaughter’s own quest for a new freedom.


Writer: Olivia Martin-McGuire
Producer: Brooke Tia Silcox, Ron Dyens & Olivia Martin-McGuire
Production Designer: Anonymous
Colourist: Anonymous
Sound Designer: Anonymous
Composer: Pierre Oberkampf & Anonymous
Editor: Anonymous
Costume design: Anonymous
Hair & makeup: Anonymous
Sound mixer: Anonymous
Visual effects: Anonymous
Animator: Agnès Patron & Anonymous
Gaffer: Anonymous

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