#btconf Berlin, Germany 13 - 16 Nov 2019

Anna Ginsburg

Born and raised in London, Anna Ginsburg is a filmmaker with a diverse range of talents. Anna specialises in combining different techniques and approaches, working across traditional hand drawn 2D, stop-motion, digital imagery and live-action. Anna's first music video for Bombay Bicycle Club's 'How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep?' won a Bafta at the New Talent Awards. Since then Anna has received incredible praise for her film ‘Private Parts’, which was screened at film festivals worldwide. Most recently Anna has directed two films for Selfridges and a short film 'What is Beauty?', released for International Women's Days, which has received over 15 million hits.

Spinning Aubergines, Talking Genitals and the Oldest Women in the World

An honest account of my creative process both technical and conceptual. From my love of music video, animated documentary and the mixing of traditional and digital animation techniques to the formation of my first short film “Private Parts”. This animated documentary (involving real voice recorded interviews are visualised as talking vaginas and penises) was a real turning point for my career. I will explain where my desire to make it came from and the process. In the summer of 2017 my little sister was hospitalised with Anorexia for the 3rd time, after 8 years of struggling with the disease. I will discuss how witnessing her struggling got me thinking about beauty ideals and examine how fast the definition of beauty changes resulting in my film for International Women’s Day 2018 “What is Beauty?”. I will finish with a screening of my latest film “Ugly”.