Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Escapees Win at the Golden Nugget Film Fest

Many congratulations to our student animators and Escapees - three of our short films received awards at the recent Golden Nugget Film Festival in Leeds on December 3rd.  

Adam & Eve Mk II won "Best Sci-Fi", Vivi Ossa won "Best Microfilm", and Jericho won "Best Animation".

GNFF - Leeds, 6 December 2019
Festival Selections
Also selected for the Golden Nugget Festival were the short films The Good Old DaysHome 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.

Golden Nugget Film Festival
Winners: Miguel Texeira, Maciej Osuch and Tit-Marian Giusca
The Golden Nugget Film Festival is a touring quarterly short film screening that takes place in four countries: The UK (London & Leeds), Germany (Munich), Bulgaria (Varna) and UAE (Dubai) with an annual award ceremony on August 2020.

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.

Winners

Jericho
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 

Jericho won Best Animation at the Melrose Film Festival in Orlando, Florida, was shortlisted for a student BAFTA, and won Best Animation and Best VFX at the 2019 Nexus Film FestivalJericho also won an award in the 2019 Zero Budget Film Festival, and was a finalist in the 2019 Deep Focus Film Festival.

Vivi Ossa
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
Adam & Eve Mk II won Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Short.

Written and directed by Escapee Sebastian Kuder, Adam & Eve Mk II  won the award for Best Short Film Under 5 Minutes at the Arch 1 Festival of Film in London in October.  It was also recently a finalist in the 2019 National Student Film Festival in Greenwich.

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.

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, now recruiting for September 2020, follow this link.   To apply, visit the official page here

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