Daniel Gray

2D animation

year: 2020

format: DCP, HD
duration: 11'

production: La Cellule Productions, CUB Animation, The National Film Board of Canada
distribution: Bonobostudio, La Cellule Productions, CUB Animation, The National Film Board of Canada

Countries of production: France, Hungary, Canada


More About the Film

Two brothers entertain themselves with a game of hide and seek. As one counts, the other hides in a small cabinet. Seconds pass… then minutes… years… and decades. HIDE is a heartrending and prescient story about family and disconnect, in a world that is increasingly fragmented and unrecognizable.

Director, screenwriter, editor: Daniel Gray
Sound Design: Olivier Calvert
Animation: Daniel Gray, Margot Barbé, Benoit Michelet, Islena Neira, Théo Sigot
Cast/Voices: Ryan Hill, Mihály Áron Zima, Amir Sám Nakhjavani, Marcell Miklós, Chris Cottrell, László Kövesdi, Chimwemwe Miller
Producers: Marion Barré, Soyo Giaoui (La Cellule Productions), Bella Szederkényi, Bálint Farkas Gelley (CUB Animation), György Czutor (Official Films), Maral Mohammadian (NFB)
Executive Producer: Michael Fukushima (NFB)


Daniel Gray studied Fine Art at the University of Wales Cardiff. His graduation short film, t.o.m. (2006), collected awards from Ottawa, Annecy, and Sundance. His next film, teeth (2015), which tells the life story of a man through the history of teeth also won numerous awards. In addition to the music video Constant Growth Fails (2017), Gray has directed many commissioned works. He has also served as a visiting lecturer at universities, and has led a number of creative animation workshops. His most recent film, Hide, is co-produced by La Cellule, CUB Animation, and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

Hide (2020), teeth (2015), t.o.m. (2006)


  • Jury's Special Mention in Canadian Competition, Sommets du cinema d'animation Montreal, 2020
  • Special Mention in the Short Film Category, International Independent Film Festival – BAFICI, 2021
  • Special Mention, Friss Hús International Short Film Festival 2021
  • Don Quixote Award, Krakow Film Festival 2021
  • Jury Award for the best European film, Krakow Film Festival 2021
  • Special Award, Animafest Zagreb 2021
  • Special Jury Award for the Short Films (Koji Yamamura), New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2021
  • Grand Prize, Festival de Cinéma d'Animation de Pontarlier 2021
  • Best Film in Main Competition, Piccolo Festival dell'Animazione 2021
  • Special Jury Mention (Igor Hofbauer), Animateka International Animated Film Festival 2021
  • Pont d’Or Grand Prize, Festival de Cinéma d'Animation de Pontarlier 2021
  • Special Mention, Supertoon International Animation Festival 2022
  • ​Best Animated Film, Polish International Film Festival 2022
  • European Film Awards 2021 - Short Film Candidate


Ottawa International Animation Festival (23/9-4/10/2020) 
Sommets du cinema d'animation Montreal (1/12-6/12/2020) 
Clermont-Ferrand International Animation Festival (29/1-6/2/2021) 
Tokyo Anime Award Festival (12/3-15/3/2021) 
International Independent Film Festival – BAFICI (17/3-28/3/2021)
GLAS Animation Festival (5/4-11/4/2021) 
Angouleme International Short Film Festival (7/4-11/4/2021) 
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival (9/4-18/4/2021)
Kyev International Film Festival (21/5-23/5/2021)
Friss Hús International Short Film Festival (27/5-2/6/2021)
Krakow Film Festival (30/5-6/6/2021)
Animafest Zagreb (7/6-12/6/2021)
Cinema Jove International Valencia Film Festival (18/6-26/6/2021) 
LA Shorts International Film Festival (1/7-31/7/2021) 
Anibar International Animation Festival (23/7-30/7/2021)  
Imaginaria Animated Film Festival (23/8-28/8/2021) 
Countryside Animafest Cyprus (11/8-14/8/2021)  
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival (19/8-29/8/2021) 
Odense International Film Festival (30/8-5/9/2021)
Encounters Film Festival (1/9-30/9/2021)
Animasyros International Animation Festival (22/9-26/9/2021) 
Galician Freaky Film Festival (29/9-2/10/2021) 
Animest International Animation Film Festival (8/10-17/10/2021)
New York City Short Film Festival (15/10-17/10/2021)
FILMETS Badalona Film Festival (22/10-31/10/2021)
Leeds International Film Festival (3/11-18/11/2021)
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival (5/11-8/11/2021) 
Cinanima International Animated Film Festival, Espinho (8/11-14/11/2021) 
POFF Shorts International Short Film and Animation Festival (16/11-24/11/2021)
Festival de Cinéma d'Animation de Pontarlier (17/10-23/10/2021)
Piccolo Festival dell'Animazione (20/11-27/11/2021) 
London International Animation Festival (26/11-5/12/2021) 
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (26/11-5/12/2021)
Kaboom Animation Festival (28/3-3/4/2022) 
Cardiff Animation Festival (7/4-10/4/2022)
2ANNAS Riga International Short Film Festival (8/4-14/4/2022)
Animatricks International Animation Festival (19/5-22/5/2022) 
Animator International Animated Film Festival (8/7-15/7/2022) 
Supertoon International Animation Festival (18/7-22/7/2022) 
Flipbook Film Festival (11/8-14/8/2022)
Animist Tallinn International Animation Festival (17/8-20/8/2022) 
​Polish International Film Festival (22/8-26/8/2022)
Primanima World Festival of First Animations (5/10-8/10/2022)