latest episode of our Skwigly podcast series Intimate Animation Laura-Beth and I meet Netherlands-based director Floor Adams, who has drawn upon her unique personal and professional experiences with people on the autism spectrum to create Mind My Mind. A remarkable film that takes on the prevailing issues of social and emotional limitations through its sympathetic portrayal of model aeroplane-enthusiast Chris, Mind My Mind also explores the conflict of navigating new romantic relationships and sexual experiences against his reluctance to disrupt his established routines.
Presently enjoying a strong festival run that has so far seen it pick
up awards at Anima Brussels (where it premiered), ITFS Stuttgart, Go
Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen and Flickers’ Rhode
Island International Film Festival, Mind My Mind
was recently granted an Oscar®-qualifying run in the USA by EYE
International and will be screening in competition at Bristol’s
Encounters festival this week.
Also discussed in this episode: Highlights from this year’s
Encounters festival programme of other animated short films that deal
with themes of love, desire and intimacy as well as the new animated
Amazon Prime series Undone and its interwoven explorations of relationships and mental health issues.
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