The R&D Studio

Batik Girl

Struggling to cope after a recent tragedy, a young girl finds herself drawn into a magical world within a batik painting.

Directed by: Irwan Junaidy
Original story by: Heidi Shamsuddin and Irwan Junaidy
Additional story, designs, VFX by: The R&D Studio
Character Animation by: Tudidut Studio
Music by: UITM Faculty of Music

Batik Girl is R&D Studio's first short film.

  • Format

    2D Short FIlm

    9 mins

  • Genre

    Magic realism

  • Target Audience


  • Status

    Production complete. Currently on it's festival circuit run.

  • awards & recognitions

    Official Selection Tbilisi International Animation Festival, Georgia
    Regional Gold Medal, Digicon6 Asia, Japan
    Official Selection Roshd International Film Festival, Iran
    Official Selection Animation Marathon, Greece
    Official Selection Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival, USA
    Official Selection Via dei Corti Festival Indipendente di Cinema Breve, Italy

    Official Selection Arthouse Asia, India
    Official Selection Animated Arizona Film Festival, USA
    Official Selection Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, Canada
    Winner Animated Short Film Festival de Largos y Cortos de Santiago, Chile
    Official Selection CMS International Children’s Film Festival, India
    Official Selection Cinemira Budapest International Children’s Film Festival, Hungary
    Special Mention Columbus International Film & Animation Festival, USA
    Official Selection Guro International Kids Film Festival, South Korea
    Official Selection NCCC Film & Animation Festival, USA
    Official Selection ZEBRA Animation Friendly Festival, Slovenia
    Official Selection International New York Film Festival, USA
    Official Selection Florida Animation Festival, USA