Saturday, 8 February 2020

Adam & Eve Mk II Double Winner at Wild Indie

Congratulations to Sebastian Kuder, director of "Adam & Eve Mk II", on a double win at last Saturday's Wild Indie Sci-fi & Fantasy Film Festival.
"Adam & Eve Mk II" picked up two laurels; Runner Up in the Category of "Short Film Under 5 minutes", and Runner Up in the category of "Best Digital VFX". 

Wild Indie Sci-fi & Fantasy Film Festival
Wild Indie offered plenty of positive feedback on Adam & Eve Mk II; the event organisers praised "the character and empathy" created by the film, adding that "the audience, selection panel, and the judges all praised the film highly".

Adam & Eve: Mk II is a sci-fi re-telling of the Genesis story, written and directed by Sebastian Kuder, who has directed and animated a number of short films at Escape Studios over the last three years, including Planet Mars and The Good Old Days.

Adam & Eve Mk II Awards & Festival Selections
Adam & Eve: Mk II has won a number of awards including the ICONA Audience Award in the Best Student Short Film category in December. It also 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.

Adam & Eve Mk II has been selected for four new upcoming festivals:
Offcut by Petroc Menuhin
Offcut, a musical odyssey set inside a luthier's workshop, has also been winning awards. Offcut was directed by third year animation student Petroc Menuhin, produced by Tosin Ogunleye and Ethen Dent, and won Best Animation last week at the Dirigo 6th International Student Film Festival in Bristol.

Offcut follows the adventures of a discarded scrap of wood who comes to life and finds meaning in music, and has been selected for the upcoming Cineshots festival in London on February 11th, at the Streatham Space Project, Sternhold Avenue, London SW2 4PA.

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

"Flame" is shortlisted for Best Animation
Flame, directed by Cherelle Owusu and produced by Carolina Xavier, has recently been accepted into four upcoming festivals:
"Flame" is in Canterbury Anifest 28 Feb-March 1st
Bafta-shortlisted Jerich0 continues to enjoy festival success, having being recently accepted into a number of upcoming festivals, including:

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

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.

Home Sweet Home
Multi-award winning Home Sweet Home, directed by Maria Robertson is in three upcoming festivals:
Congratulations to all our talented students and Escapees on their continued success.

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