Thursday, 4 June 2020

Quarantine Chorus Double Award Winner

Winner: "Best Animation"
"Quarantine Chorus", the short film recently completed by our second-year animation students at Escape Studios about life under the Corona Lockdown, has already won two awards: Best Animation at the Berlin Flash Film Festival, and also Best Super Short Film at the Prague Monthly Film Festival.

This is a great result for a film that was only entered into film festivals for the first time last week.

Quarantine Chorus
Set in Italy and inspired by a real-life love story from Verona, Italy"Quarantine Chorusis a short story about the persistence of the human spirit under difficult circumstances.

Directed by Edoardo Sartori and produced by Nickoel Izharudin, the film was based on an original idea by Tequila Mason. The film was completed entirely from home during the Covid Pandemic. Our students collaborated remotely, animated and rendered their shots relying only on their own home resources.

Quarantine Chorus - The Film

Festival Success
Capturing the zeitgeist, Quarantine Chorus has also been selected for the Bowery Film Festival, NYC, March 24 2021.

Escape Studios Festival News
Here at Escape Studios we now have over two dozen films in festival competition.  Despite the challenges caused by the Corona lockdown, and many festivals cancelling or moving online, our student films continue to experience growing festival success.

Adam & Eve Mk II - multiple awards
Adam & Eve Mk II
Multi-award-winning "Adam & Eve Mk II", directed by Sebastian Kuderhas been winning awards in film festivals for almost a year.  It has also been selected for three upcoming festivals:

Hotel Aloha, directed by Paloma Zhu, has been accepted for three festivals:

"Jerich0" - BAFTA Shortlisted
BAFTA-shortlisted Jerich0, directed by Sarah Andrews, is in
Flame - award winner
Flame, directed by Cherelle Owusu and produced by Carolina Xavier, is in many upcoming festivals:

Offcut, directed by Petroc Menuhin, which follows the adventures of a discarded scrap of wood who comes to life and finds meaning in music, will be screened at:
Golden Acorn 
Golden Acorn directed by Maciej Osuch is in three upcoming festivals:

Home Sweet Home
Multi-award winning Home Sweet Home, directed by Maria Robertson, is in four upcoming festivals:
Jelly Cars

March of the Potguins
March of the Potguins is a semi-finalist in three festivals:

Nefertiti, directed by Eilin Berrio Pena, is in

Birds Connect Our World
Birds Connect Our World, directed by Escapee Lillian Fu, is also a semi-finalist at the  Lisbon Film Rendezvous, November 13-15

Planet Mars
Sebastian Kuder's short film "Planet Mars" has been selected for the Baghdad University International Film & TV Festival on June 1st.

Hat Shop
Hat Shop, directed by Stevie Stedman, has been selected for the Zeitimpuls Film Festival in Austria on June 22-27.

Congratulations to all our talented students and Escapees on their continued success.

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  1. OMG I love the quarantine chorus. I know this is ridiculous but it brought a tear to my eye.

    Also loved the Escape studios mug :)

  2. Quarantine chorus is now my new favourite - just perfect