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Animation production has proceeded apace through the pandemic, as we well know. Here’s some grassroots proof: a grab bag of independent short films made under, and mostly about, lockdown.

We published a first collection of quarantine shorts a month ago, at which point we invited readers to submit more. The seven films below were picked from the deluge of entries.

Even when the titles — Try to Remain Calm, 1 Bottle o’ Wine, Quarantine of the Damned! — suggest desperation, the films themselves confront this strangest of periods with wit, humor, and philosophy.


Try to Remain Calm by Alexandra Grimanis & Steven Woloshen


1.5 Metres Apart by Stefan Wernik:


Quarantine Kat by Jerold Howard:


1 Bottle o’ Wine by Anne Isensee:


Eyesolation by Jason Reicher:


An Ode to the Little Lemon by D. Forest Gamble:


Quarantine of the Damned! Part I: Mummy by Jon Portman:

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