Thursday, February 24, 2011

Leeds Pals plays in Hollywood

I'm excited to announce that the animated short film, "Leeds Pals", made by pupils at Kellback Primary School is nominated for an award in Hollywood at the Youth Fest International Family Film Festival Youth Fest! on March 19th, 2011, at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA, USA. 

Leeds Pals has played in festivals around the world. It has won awards for Emerging Talent: 12 and Under and the Audience award at Fresh Flix, Encounters Short Film Festival 2009 and the Best Child Made Animation at Silver Salt Animation Festival 2010. It is also currently screening on a worldwide tour at the worlds largest film festival for kids, KIDS FIRST! The Festival partners with more than 150 venues who host screenings year round to an audience of more than one million.
“Accurate portrayal of a real battle using hand-made drawings and cut-outs. A tribute to an important battle, and set to poetic lyrics which were clearly read and delivered an easy to follow story.”
Kids First! Jury
“Powerfull and subtle use of mixed media to tell a powerful tale - brilliant. Loved the genuine input of children's styles and their voices. the stop motion sequence of drawing soldiers and barbed wire was a creative first! So appropriate.”
Sheila Graber, Animation Director

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Astronomers Sun wins in Seattle!

We were thrilled to hear that The Astronomer’s Sun” won Grand Prize in this year’s Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival! The awards were announced to a sold out house at Seattle’s renowned Cinerama Theatre. We were really sorry not to be there in person, but I'm told it was was an incredible night, and an amazing experience watching the films on the big screen with a rapt audience of sci-fi/fantasy film fans. Thanks to everyone in Seattle for who made this such a festival to remember.