Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Minuet, Planet Mars, Adam & Eve Mk II and Jericho in ScreenTest on Nov 15-16th

Congratulations to the makers of Minuet, Planet Mars, Adam & Eve Mk II and Jericho.

All four student films were completed at Escape Studios and have made the official selection for ScreenTest, the London Student Film Festival, which tales place in Greenwich, on Friday November 15th and Saturday November 16th. Tickets are just £5, and you can book them here.

Screentest is the UK's National Student Film Festival.  It was originally founded at Bristol University in 2004 and relocated to London in 2011, first at London Southbank University, and now at the University of Greenwich.

Where and when
The Festival takes place from November 15th - 16th in the Stockwell Building at the University of Greenwich.

ScreenTest is hosted by the University of Greewich
The awards ceremony takes place on Saturday evening. Tickets are available online from EventBrite.

Workshops and panel talks
Screentest also run workshops and panels throughout the two days, as well as a programme of over 100 student-made short films as well including workshops and screenings from a range of film industry organisations, including BAFTA and The BFI.

The awards ceremony takes place on the evening of Saturday November 16th, celebrating the best of student film-making from all over the UK.

With a running time of 5 minutes and 46 seconds, Minuet is our most ambitious short film to date. Overseen by third year animation tutor Michael Davies, and directed by Aaron Hopwood and Harry Pearson, the project was animated in Maya, and rendered in Unreal Engine.

Minuet was developed from a pitch by Harry Pearson, and was completed as part of our third year undergraduate animation students' final year Studio Project, in which students collaborate to work together as a team.

Minuet has won awards for Best Animation in the 2019 Zero Budget Film Festival and the Golden Nugget International Film Festival.

Planet Mars
Directed by Sebastian Kuder and produced by Katerina Zacharakis, Planet Mars is a mockumentary created and animated by 2nd year animation students at Escape Studios.  They had just six weeks to create the film, from concept to final render. Planet Mars was completed as part of the second year of animation studies at Escape Studios, in which students collaborate to produce a number of short film projects. 

Adam & Eve Mk II
Produced and Directed by Sebastian Kuder, Adam and Eve Mk. II is a modern re-telling of the Biblical origins story, set in a post-apocalyptic world in which human memories are uploaded into the artificial brain of a humanoid robot.

The short film was created as part of Sebastian's final year project at Escape Studios, and has made the official selection for many international festivals.

Directed by Sarah Andrews and produced by Matt Wight, Jericho is a short film about a lonely robot who builds a friend, and was short-listed this year for a BAFTA Student Film Award. Jericho was also "highly commended" at this year's Rookies competition, won the 2019 VFX Prize at the Festival Film Merveilleux in Paris, best animation at the Melrose Film Festival, and is an award winner at the 2019 Zero Budget film festival.  

Stockwell St Building
Buy Tickets
To buy tickets for ScreenTest on Nov 15-16th, follow this link. We're encouraging all our students to attend this event and support their peers. Tickets are just £5 so come along and cheer on our Escapees and their excellent work.

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt, follow this link.  To apply, visit the offical page here

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