Monday, 13 January 2020

"Offcut" Selected for Dirigo Film Festival

Many congratulations to the makers of "Offcut", whose film has been selected for its first festival entry - the Dirigo 6th International Student Film Festival 2020.

The event takes place at the Arnolfini Arts Centre, Bristol on Monday,  January 27th 2020 from 18:45 pm. Tickets are free.

Our short film Flame, directed by Cherelle Owusu, is a finalist at the Horsham Film Festival, which takes place on 13th February. You can buy tickets for £10 here.

And Sebastian Kuder's graduation film Adam & Eve Mk II has been selected for the Brussels Independent Film Festival on February 9th, and the Wild Indie Sci-fi & Fantasy Film Festival in Greenwich, which takes place on 1 February. Tickets are on sale now at Event Brite for £10.






Arnolfini Arts Centre, Bristol
Offcut
Offcut is a musical odyssey set inside a luthier's workshop. The story follows the adventures of a discarded scrap of wood, who comes to life and finds meaning in music.

"Offcut" was directed by third year animation student Petroc Menuhin, and was completed as part of the third year animation Module PR6001,  a Studio Project worth 60 Credits.

Working with a team of ten students from VFX and animation departments, this collaborative short was filmed on location at a luthier's workshop in Camden Town.

The live action plates were then scanned and tracked, and were completed with digital animation in Maya, composited and rendered in Arnold.

Offcut at IMDB
You can find Offcut at the IMDB here.

Where and when
The Dirigo Film Festival takes place at Arnolfini Arts Centre, Bristol on Monday,  January 27th 2020 from 18:45 pm. Follow this link to book your free ticket.

Flame
"Flame" is shortlisted for Best Animation
Our MA animation students have also started to get their films accepted into film festivals. Their short film Flame, directed by Cherelle Owusu and produced by Carolina Xavier, has recently been accepted as a finalist into the Horsham Film Festival, which takes place on 13th February. You can buy tickets for £10 here.

Jerich0 and Home Sweet Home
Both Jerich0 and Home Sweet Home continue to enjoy festival success, with both shorts being recently accepted into the Monstra Film Festival in Lisbon, Portugal, which takes place on 18 March 2020.

Jerich0
Jerich0 is a short film about a lonely robot searching for a friend, was directed by Sarah Andrews and completed by our third year undergraduate animation students.  
Jerich0 has won multiple festival awards, including Best Animation at the Melrose Film Festival in Orlando, Florida.

Jerich0 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.

Adam & Eve Mk II
Sebastian Kuder's final year graduation film Adam & Eve Mk II has also been selected for the Wild Indie Sci-fi & Fantasy Film Festival in Greenwich, which takes place on 1 February.

Buy Tickets
Tickets for the screening at Greenwich iMax Odeon are on sale now at Event Brite. The festival also offers a friends and family with a discount of 25%, bringing the ticket price under £10.  

To buy tickets, follow this link, and apply the code WISFFFF_Family.

About 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 continued success.

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To apply for our BA/MArt in 3D Animation, follow this link. To apply for our storyboarding evening class, visit this page here. For the next 12 week animation course, click here.



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