Friday, 24 January 2020

"Offcut" Wins Best Animation at Dirigo Festival

Many congratulations to the makers of "Offcut", which has won its first festival award for Best Animation at the Dirigo 6th International Student Film Festival 2020.

The Dirigo Film Festival takes place next Monday at the Arnolfini Arts Centre, Bristol on Monday,  January 27th 2020 from 18:45 pm. Tickets are free - so come along and support your fellow student film-makers. Let's make some noise!

Offcut by Petroc Menuhin

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, produced by Tosin Ogunleye and Ethen Dent, and 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.

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.

Offcut is also in the Cineshots festival in London on February 11th, at the Streatham Space Project, Sternhold Avenue, London SW2 4PA

Adam & Eve Mk II
Sebastian Kuder's graduation film Adam & Eve Mk II has been selected for four new festivals
About Adam & Eve Mk II
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, and best Sci-Fi at the Golden Nugget Film Festival.

"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 three upcoming festivals:
"Flame" is in Canterbury Anifest 28 Feb-March 1st
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 has also been selected for the KinoFilm Manchester International Short Film Festival, which takes place from 22-29 March.

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.

Golden Acorn 
Golden Acorn directed by Maciej Osuch has been selected for the Bucharest ShortCut CineFest which takes place in Bucharest on 16th April 2020.

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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