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A Float

"A Float" explores subtle modes of refusal as a Black Queer swimmer in a hostile environment. Set in a Victorian-era public swimming pool, A Float follows our protagonist as they access alternate realities, speculated futures and enact small acts of revenge. Commissioned by FLAMIN Animations.

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Film Info

Info

Title
A Float
Original title
A Float
Category
Animation
Release Date
18.03.2023
Country
  • United Kingdom
Spoken language
  • No Dialogue
Subtitles
  • No Subtitle
Length
3 Minutes
Color Format
  • Colour
Sound Format
  • Stereo

Crew

Director
Crew
  • Ruby Allen (Music)
  • Shalom Mushwana (Music)
  • Social

    Director

    • Isabel Barfod

      Isabel Barfod is an animator and illustrator based in Glasgow who works across digital and hand-drawn animation. In her practice, she seeks to draw out the hard-to-describe experiences, feelings and phenomena associated with moving between private and public space as a Black Queer person. In 2023, Isabel was awarded the 2023 Margaret Tait Commission from LUX Scotland, and will be developing a new project that considers the relationship between Blackness, water, swimming, and public pools.

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