With the type of animation which pushes you to think something nefarious could happen, “Witchfairy” sets you up for one thing but pleasantly gives you another.

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A young girl, seemingly unstimulated by strictly training to be a good fairy, heads to the surface to learn more about being a witch – to the ire of her fairy mentor.


Our Rating: Mixed (Divisive)


An Animation Style Which Pushes You To Question What Can Happen

The animation used in “Witchfairy” is ambiguous in what it can give you. It presents what could lead to something nefarious and make this into a dark fairy tale with the quickness. Which makes all the cutesiness of the fairies and witches almost make you think you are put into a false sense of safety. So as the short goes on, whether it is the fairy or her mentor, you wonder if the witches may eventually turn on them and live up to their reputation.

On The Fence

No Explanation As To Why Fairies and Witches Are Separate

One of the main things I wanted to understand was why was there a separation between witches and fairies? Does “Witchfairy” operate in the same mindset as most fairy tales where fairies are good, and witches are bad? Things happen in the short, but in terms of culture or a sense of why anything is the way it is isn’t dove into. Thus, you see a missed opportunity, especially given the art style, which creates a sense that far more is possible than what is delivered.

General Information

Director(s) Cedric Igodt, David Van de Weyer
Screenplay By Brigitte Minne
Based On N/A
Date Released (Film Festival – Tribeca Film Festival) June 19, 2023
Genre(s) Fantasy
Film Length 15 Minutes
Content Rating Not Rated

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What Is “Witchfairy” Rated And Why?

“Witchfairy” is not rated and features nothing notable.

Where Can I Watch “Witchfairy?”

Tribeca At Home until July 2, 2023

The Fairy and Witches
Witchfairy (2023) – Movie Review and Summary (with Spoilers)
While there is a desire to have some backstory on fairies and witches, "Witchfairy" ultimately gives you a pleasant animation that may not push a desire to learn more about the studio behind it, but at least you'll feel satisfied.
An Animation Style Which Pushes You To Question What Can Happen
No Explanation As To Why Fairies and Witches Are Separate

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