101 Days of Lockdown
An animated film by Jelena Sinik & Nicolette Axiak
101 Days of Lockdown is an experimental exploration into the mundane and domestic moments of aloneness that made up the human experience of the 2021 Australian pandemic lockdowns. The split screen film follows the lives of two best friends, 40km apart and on opposite sides of Sydney.
The unique format of one second of animation per day, creates a social document of the moods and moments that constituted both the similarities and differences of life in the Western and Eastern Suburbs during this strange time.
Directed by Jelena Sinik, these daily observations place two cultures side-by-side, highlighting the ways in which each artist navigated life while bound by the restrictions of their region.
101 Days of Lockdown is an animated documentary, designed with a highly rendered rotoscoped style so that suburban Australians who resonate with the experience can find familiarity from within the narrative.
This film has been cut for both cinematic and gallery exhibition.
The 47th Rio Tinto & QAL Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2022 - First Place in the Digital Works Category
Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change 2022 - Finalist
Gosford Art Prize 2022 - Finalist
Awards & Nominations
Capricorn Film Festival 2023 - Best Experimental Film
Canberra Short Film Festival 2022 - Best Experimental Film, National Category
ATOM Awards 2022 - Finalist for Best Experimental Film and Best Animation
AltFF Alternative Film Festival 2022 (Canada) - Best Experimental International, Super Short Category - Nominee
Sydney Underground Film Festival 2022
Adelaide Film Festival 2022
Canberra Short Film Festival 2022
Byron Bay Underground Film Festival 2022
One Eye Film Festival 2022 (Dubbo)
Luminous Frames 2023 (Denmark, Georgia, Armenia)
Stockholm City Film Festival 2022 (Sweden)