The Common Room Animation Project

The Common Room Animation Project is a collaboration between 13 animators and spoken-word artist Talia Randall.

Inspired by the piece 'Common Room', each of the animators took on a segment of the poem, and worked on it with complete creative freedom.

The poem itself speaks of experiences that are very personal, and yet universal. Therefore, we chose to collaborate on a film which enables several designers and animators to share their personal views, experiences and interpretation of the poem.


Common Room is a Mind the Gap Animation original production. We assembled a team of seasoned professionals, fresh animation graduates and animation students, and formed a community of animators working to realize an idea they believed in.

The Common Room Animation Project was featured and won awards in multiple festivals around the world.


Best Animation, Best Script, Butterfly Audience Choice Award – BUtiful Film Festival, UK 2014

Winner - Animazion Animated Film Competition of Jerusalem, Israel 2015

Best Animation - Ayr International Short Film Festival, UK 2015

Special Mention – International Animated Film Competition for Young Artists, Poland 2015

Official Selection – AVIFF Cannes, France 2015

Official Selection – ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Germany 2014

Official Selection - Colchester Film Festival, UK 2014

Official Selection – Festival Internacional de Animacion EXPOTOONS, Argentina 2014

Official Selection – Golden Orchid International Animation Festival, USA 2014

Official Selection – Mosaic Film Experience, USA 2014

Official Selection – DELETE TV, Austria 2015

Official Selection – V FICAIJ Festival Internacional de Cine Intantil y Juvenil, Venezuela 2014

Screenshots from Common Room:

Rough test vs. finished animation:


Read more about the production process at Directors Notes.

The Common Room Animation Team:


Talia Randall - more from Talia

Yael Ozsinay (Mind the Gap Animation)

Nir Philosof - more from Nir's work and videos

Maayan Erlich - more from Maayan

Shimi Asresay - more from Shimi

Noa Evron - more from Noa

Inbal Ochayon - more from Inbal O

Valery Yuzefovich - more from Valery

Dekel Oved - more from Dekel

Sivan Kotek - more from Sivan's work and photos

Dan Berger - more from Dan

Inbal Breda - more from Inbal B

Adva Rodan - more from Adva

Tal Rachmin - more from Tal