Poles Apart

Short, Animation, 12 min, 2017
written and directed by Paloma Baeza
produced by Ser En Low

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Synopsis and Further Details:
In a harsh Arctic landscape, a hungry and solitary polar bear has to decide if a naïve Canadian grizzly bear is her food or her friend.


  • WINNER: BAFTA for Best Short Animation
  • WINNER: Annie Award for Best Student Film
  • WINNER: British Animation Awards – Audience Choice
  • WINNER: Edinburgh International Film Festival – Best British Animation
  • WINNER: Rhode Island International Film Festival – Best Short Animation First Prize
  • WINNER: Savannah Film Festival – Special Jury Award
  • WINNER: New York’s Children International Film Festival – Audience choice
  • WINNER: Cilect Prize – Best Short Animation
  • WINNER: Cartoons Underground – Golden Durian “Audience Choice”
  • WINNER: Anima Córdoba – Audience Choice
  • NOMINATION: Royal Television Student Film Awards – Best Animation
  • NOMINATION: Indy Shorts – Best Animation



  • Animafest Zagreb – World Premiere
  • Palm Springs International Shortsfest – North American Premiere
  • Barcelona Stop Motion Film Festival
  • Anima Mundi
  • Guanajuato Film Festival
  • Fantoche International Animation Film Festival
  • World Festival of Animated Film
  • Calgary International Film Festival
  • Encounters Film Festival
  • Anim’est International Animation Film Festival
  • Warsaw Film Festival
  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
  • Foyle Film Festival
  • Underwire Festival
  • Premiers Plans Film Festival
  • St Louis International Film Festival
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • Tricky Women Film Festival