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Chiara Sgatti

MA work

The Thing I Left Behind

2D short animation

A former baseball player forced to quit her career due to multiple sclerosis is now being taken care of by a robot and a smart house.

A journey between dreams and harsh reality.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Animation, 2018

  • My work is to tell stories, to spread concepts and ideas. 

    I love creating new worlds, new situations and new characters, and I always aim at delivering my own, original message – although I understand that ‘perfection’ is an impossible task.

    In my opinion, films can be a very exciting way to talk to people: they can be very visceral, direct and emotional, or very cerebral and grandiose, almost inscrutable. 

    Therefore, working in the animation field is an amazing experience; every day learning something new and interesting, every day failing a bit and achieving a bit. I guess that’s what I will be doing for the rest of my life, and I love it!

  • Degrees

  • BA Animation London College of Communication
  • Experience

  • 2D Animator, Strange Lightning, London, UK, Mar 2018 - Present Day; 2D Animator, MagicBullet Media, London, United Kingdom, Oct 2017 – Mar 2018; 2D Animator, Side Partition, London, United Kingdom, Jul 2016 – Oct 2016; Illustrator, Aqualumina, London, UK, Jun 2016 – Jun 2016; 2D Animator, RAW Productions, London, UK, Sep 2015 – Oct 2015; Inadatti, Xhibit, London, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • [O], Annecy, Annecy, 2018; [O], Sundance, Park City, 2018; [O], 25th Raindance Shorts Programme Animation, London, 2017; [O], Cork Film Festival, Cork, 2017; [O], Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF), Taipei and other cities in Taiwan, 2017; [O], London Short Film Festival, London, 2018
  • Awards

  • [O] Winner of BEST ANIMATION, ARFF/ Around International Film Festival, Paris, 2017