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Joanna Quinn and Les Mills’ Affairs of the Art nominated for British Short Animation at the 2022 BAFTA EE British Academy Film Awards.


February 3, 2022 – Montreal, Quebec – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

Joanna Quinn and Les Mills’ Affairs of the Art (Beryl Productions International/National Film Board of Canada) has been nominated for the British Short Animation award at the 2022 BAFTA EE British Academy Film Awards. Since its debut at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in January 2021, where it won the Best Animation award, Affairs of the Art has been screened at more than 65 festivals and picked up 27 awards. The EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, March 13, 2022.


“Wow, what fantastic news-we are both absolutely thrilled to hear that our film Affairs of the Art has received an EE BAFTA nomination for British Short Animation, and we know that all of our amazing and talented crew who worked on the film will be equally delighted and excited by the news. We are very honoured and, in short, over the moon to get this nomination.” -Joanna Quinn and Les Mills 

Affairs of the Art
A film by Joanna Quinn and Les Mills
A co-production between Beryl Productions International Ltd (Les Mills) and the National Film Board of Canada (Michael Fukushima).
Press kit: mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/affairs-of-the-art


  • Beryl’s back in Affairs of the Art, which showcases one family’s eccentric yet endearing obsessions with everything from drawing to screw threads and pet taxidermy.
  • The voice cast features Menna Trussler (Beryl), Brendan Charleson (Ifor and Colin), Joanna Quinn (Beverly) and Mali Ann Rees (Mum and Edie).
  • Stream the film for free in Canada and the US via The New Yorker: ly/30AiLn6

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