February 7, 2012
Three films created by University of Glamorgan graduates have been shortlisted for awards at the Animated Exeter festival.
The event is one of the UK’s largest public animation festivals, with an audience of around 21,000. It aims to encourage and foster new talent and showcase high quality animation.
Short films Day 83, Opening Night and Garden Galaxies will all compete for the ToonBoom sponsored New Talent award at the event.
“All three films are excellent pieces of work supported by strong, industry-facing, methodologies” said Pete Hodges, Head of Animation at the university’s Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries. “We are very proud to have produced such talented young animators and artists. Everyone involved has put in a huge amount of effort, and hopefully they’ll be recognised for that at the awards.”
“Being shortlisted for the awards is truly a great compliment to the work we have done” said Toke Jepson, from Garden Galaxies creators Bumpy Box. “Getting our company’s name presented in that forum is an amazing gift on its own.”
Garden Galaxies was a winner at the Future Entrepreneur Awards in 2009, and has also been shortlisted for the Animation and Best UK Graduate Animation awards at the Ffresh Student Film Festival of Wales.
The films will be screened at the Exeter Phoenix cinema on Friday 17th February, with the award presented on Saturday 18th.
Watch Day 83 below:
Watch a showreel of Opening Night below: