About FAFF

About FAFF

FAFF (Factual Animation Film Festival) celebrates factual and documentary animation – the first festival of its kind anywhere. FAFF takes place both online and offline, enabling filmmakers in this blossoming medium to connect and collaborate.

All mediums and techniques of animation are welcome, on any topic as long as it is non-fictional in nature. Please see the category descriptions for more information.

Holly Murtha
FAFF founder
Holly began FAFF 2014 in a response to a lack of anidoc festival programmes. Day to day she works as an animator and motion designer.

Alex Widdowson
Festival Producer (London)
Alex is a multi-award-winning animated documentary director and researcher specializing in the representation of neurodivergence. In addition to the festival and freelancing, he is working towards a PhD on animated documentary ethics at Queen Mary University of London and lectures on animation at the University of Hertfordshire.

Marina Belikova
Festival Producer (Berlin)
Marina is an award-winning Berlin-based media artist, mainly working in 2D animation and photography, looking into topics like inhabited and abandoned places, traces people live behind and memories. She has graduated from Kingston University London and Bauhaus University Weimar, showing her final project “The Astronaut’s journal” at multiple festivals in over 10 countries.