Ruth Lingford

Born in London in 1953 Ruth Lingford studied animation at the Royal College of Art, and has
been making short “feelbad” films and working on documentary projects and music videos.
Ruth also taught animation at the Royal College of Art and the National Film and Television
School. Since 2005, has taught Animation at Harvard University.

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“One of the best things about British animation is, I think, the porous boundary between commercial and personal film making – this makes for muscular and disciplined independent films and exciting and creative commercial work. Also, the rich history of British animation is enriched by the number of international incomers. Long may that last! Personal favourite – maybe ‘The Comb’ by the Quay Bros.”

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