Liam Newton

Animation, Motion Graphics and Effects

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Liam Newton is an award-winning animator and short film maker currently living and working in Canberra, Australia.

After graduating from the University of Canberra Liam first made his mark when his film ‘Awakening’ was selected as a finalist in the 2010 Tropfest short film festival. Since then his films have been selected at a number of festivals around the world, from the San Jose Short Film Festival in the United States to hometown awards like the Canberra Short Film Festival.

Outside of filmmaking, Liam works at Nimic Productions as the head of Graphics and Animation. He’s had lead production roles on a wide range of projects ranging from national and local advertising, government and corporate media production and web development.

My Skills



Completed as part of my graduating project as the University of Canberra.

  • Finalist – TROPFEST 2010
  • Winner – Best Tertiary Production – Leonid Film Awards 2009
  • Finalist – Portable Film Festival 2009


Daydream was completed in 2012 and has screened at festivals around the world, including a local award at the Canberra Short Film Festival where it took away “Outstanding Achievement in Animation”.

Star Light, Star Bright

  • Finalist – Canberra Short Film Festival 2014
  • Finalist – Blue Plum Animation Festival, Tennessee 2014
  • Finalist – San Jose International Short Film Festival 2014
  • Finalist – Animation Torrent Festival, Chicago 2014
  • Finalist – AniMazing Spotlight Animation Festival, California 2014
  • Finalist – Short Sharp Film Festival, Coffs Harbour 2014
  • Shortlist – Byron Bay International Film Festival 2014


  • Shortlisted – TROPFEST 2015
  • Winner – Best Sound Design in the Canberra Short Film Festival 2016
  • Nominated – Best Feel Good Short, Best Short Animation and The Indie Spirit Award in the Sydney Indie Film Festival 2016
  • Official selection at the Gladesville Flicks ‘n’ Eats Festival in 2016

Characters and Effects


I’ve worked on a number of commercial productions that have aired both locally in Canberra and nationally around Australia. Much of my work can be seen on the showreels over at Nimic Productions. Their latest showreel, showcasing much of my work can be seen here.


I’ve also recently assisted in the VFX production for ‘The Competition‘, released this year by director Simon Weaving and producer John Frohlich.



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