Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lion at Home roars in at Kids First!

Wow, well good things keep happening with “The Lion at Home” - scooped 2nd place for BEST STUDENT PRODUCTION, ELEMENTARY at the Kids First Best Awards 2010! The World's Largest Film Festival for Kids!
Lauren Longworth, Jury Manager at Kids First, said “This designation is quite an honour and, with it we hope to express our appreciation for the outstanding work you do on behalf of children.”

The Lion at Home was made by an incredible year 4 class and thier equally incredible teachers at Bricknell Primary School in Hull in collaboration with the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull as part of the National Media Museums anim8ed programme, under my mentoring. 

It won the Chec television award for the Best animated Film made by Children at AniFest 2010, ‘Best Child-Made Animation’ award at the first Silver Salt Animation Festival 2010 in India and third prize at the National Young Filmmaker’s Award, Leeds Young People’s Film Festival

Now in its eleventh year, the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is a showcase for children's films, TV shows and DVDs from major studios and independent filmmakers. The festival partners with more than 150 venues worldwide who host more than 10,000 screenings of KIDS FIRST! films year-round to an audience of more than one million.

A full list of winners can be found here.

I'm currently working again more with Bricknell Primary School on a new film that's every bit as exciting - I'll start blogging about it very soon!