Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

As we look back on 2010, we are very pleased to announce our 9th award for The Astronomers Sun!

On Sunday December 12th, The Astronomers Sun won the The Audience Choice award at Anima: a festival of contemporary animation by women.

This follows winning the Best of the Festival award at the Flip Animation Festival!

Thanks to our directors Simon Cartwright and Jessica Cope, our talented team, and most of all everyone who has seen The Astronomers Sun this year and made 2010 such a special year for the film.

This has also been a great year for films made my young people I've mentored. Hungry for Health won Best Film by Young Animators at the Bradford Animation Festival and “The Lion at Home” received an award in the Animated Films Made by Children category at the 9th annual AniFest 2010 – the International Festival of Animated Films.

The Lion at Home" (Bricknell Primary School) and "Leeds Pals" (Kell Bank Primary School) also won  the “Best Child Made Animation” award at the first Silver Salt Animation Festival 2010, India's largest ever animation festival and the Lion at Home came second at Flip Film Festival and 3rd at the Leeds International Film Festival.The New Year kicks off with the The Lion at Home (Bricknell Primary School/National Media Museum), and Leeds Pals (Kell Bank Primary School/Awards For All) selected for screening at the worlds largest film festival for kids KIDS FIRST! Film Festival showcases new and classic children's films and videos from studios as well as independent and youth filmmakers. The Festival partners with more than 150 venues who host screenings year round to an audience of more than one million. They will be included with approximately 75 films at our events running through January 15, 2010.

Happy New Year!!