Adam & Eve Mk II won "Best Sci-Fi", Vivi Ossa won "Best Microfilm", and Jericho won "Best Animation".
|GNFF - Leeds, 6 December 2019|
Also selected for the Golden Nugget Festival were the short films The Good Old Days, Home Sweet Home, Flame, and Reece. The festival took place in Leeds on Tuesday 3rd December. We were delighted to have no less than seven student films in the competition, and even more pleased to have three winners.
|Winners: Miguel Texeira, Maciej Osuch and Tit-Marian Giusca|
The Festival also hosts film workshops and seminars with guest speakers, and is a member of the Universal Film Festival Organisation (UFFO). The judging panel is comprised of academics and award-winning professionals working in the industry.
Jericho, a short film about a lonely robot searching for a friend, won Best Animation Short. Jericho was directed by Sarah Andrews and completed by our third year undergraduate animation students.
Melrose Film Festival in Orlando, Florida, was shortlisted for a student BAFTA, and won Best Animation and Best VFX at the 2019 Nexus Film Festival. Jericho also won an award in the 2019 Zero Budget Film Festival, and was a finalist in the 2019 Deep Focus Film Festival.
Vivi Ossa, directed by Callum Walters and produced by Matthew Wight, won Best Microfilm. Vivi Ossa was a finalist in the 2019 ESMoA Video & Film Festival, and was also an award winner in this year's Zero Budget Film Festival.
Adam & Eve Mk II won Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Short.
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.
Congratulations to all our talented students and Escapees on their remarkable success.
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