During a long hot summer in the forest, Child is forced to grow up. First her Dog becomes ill, then out of the blue her Mother returns to their dacha with a new lover. Child’s world is turned upside down. With each unsettling event, her visions become stronger to the point where she decides on a dangerous decision. Chado combines digital animation and risograph printing to transform a coming of age tale into an enchanting short film. Chado is produced by Animate Projects, co-produced with Blind Pig, and made with the support of BFI NETWORK. Written and Directed by Dominica Harrison Animators: Dominica Harrison, Niall High, Christine Peters, Tom Salo, Aida Slamnjakovic Compositors: Ric Comline, Lawrence Scanlon Assistant Animators: Suzanne Matharan, Mariana Mendes Leal Colourists: Xiaoyi Chang, Raffaele Gabrielli, Georgia Villar Composer and Sound Designer: Robin Porter Editor: Michael Ho Awards Second prize at the 19th International Kansk Video Festival, Russia, online 23-29 August 2020 Nominated for the McLaren Award for Best British Animation at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2020, UK (festival cancelled but nomination still stands) Special Jury Mention at Short of the Year – Autumn!, Promofest, Spain, Online, 27 January – 6 February 2021 Finalist of COCA Project 2021 at the Center Of Contemporary Artists, Rome (online competition) Longlisted for the BAFTA British Short Animation Award 2021