Six films from Farnham have been selected for the 10th London Short Film Festival 2013.
They include 3 second year films ‘Eureka!’ by Piers Mearns , ‘TION’ by Lukas Hawes and ‘Keep walking’ by Dan Ruiz. Stand by for more updates on which programmes the 6 films will feature in.
Graduation films ‘The New and the Other’ by Joseph Carauna, ‘What Mary Knew’ by Jessica Knights and ‘Cake’ by Quentin Darras will also be screened at the 10th London Short Film Festival 2013.
‘Daddy's Little Bit of Dresden China’, the BAFTA winning, Graduation film by Karen Watson, has won ‘Best British Film’ in the Human Rights section at the BANG Nottingham Film Festival 2012. This seminal film was made at Farnham in 1988.
Senior Lecturer, Sue Loughlin was on the voting panel for ChildLine's 'Create and Make' competition held in association with BAFTA. Other panel members included Blue Peter presenter Andy Akinwoleree and comedy script writer Elly Brewer.
'Stanley’, the 1999 Graduation film by Oscar winning, Suzie Templeton is being screened at the ‘Sexuality at Home’ conference in London. The conference has been organised by Ellie Land and Alys Scott Hawkins. Fellow Farnham alumni, Tim Webb's film '15th February' is also been screened at the conference.
'Full English' the second year film by Ben Oren has been shortlisted for Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2012 competition.
Second year, Jasmine Ive reached the final ten of the Rank Gongman 2012 competition.
‘Eep & Uff’ the Graduation film by Joanna Brooks has been selected for the Non Competitive Short Film Section “Eco Kids” of the 30th Environmental International Film Festival 2013, which will take place in February at the Cinéma des Cinéastes in Paris.
‘Obsolete 2.0’ the second year film by Graduate Quentin Darras has been selected for the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.
And a Happy Christmas unto thee!
BBC 2’s ‘Seeking Refuge’ series of five short films has won a BAFTA and two of those five films were animated by recent Farnham Graduates, Tom Senior and Jon Topf. Jon also recently returned to Farnham to teach a series of specialist CG classes with the current third years. You can see the films here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00vdxny
‘What Mary Knew’ by Graduate Jessica Knight is in competition at the ETIUDA & ANIMA 2012, International Film Festival in Krakow, Poland. Good stuff.
Farnham Graduate Vida Vega’s ad ‘Bike’Tempo is in competition at Klik Amsterdam film Festival. The ad was produced by Farnham Lecturer and Executive Producer at the Film Club, Sue Loughlin. The ad has already won a Silver Shark in the Best Animated TV category at the Kinsale Shark Awards and Best 2D animated commercial at the British Animation Awards earlier this year.
Vida came back to Farnham on the 2nd November to share her experiences of the industry with the current students.
‘Save me’ the seminal film by Farnham Lecturer Stuart Hilton was screened at the Flip Animation Festival in Wolverhampton, alongside recent visiting lecturers Robert Morgan's ‘Bobby yeah’ and Grant Orchard's BAFTA winning, Oscar nominated ‘A Morning Stroll’.
The key speaker at the festival was Farnham alumni Cyriak Harris.
Graduation films ‘‘Off-Grid’ by Victoria Smith, ‘Eep and Uff’ by Joanna Brooks, and second year films ‘Woof Woof’ by David Woof (pictured above) and ‘Puzzle the cat by Joanna Brooks have been invited to be screened at FIFE – Environmental International Film Festival in Paris.
Graduation films ‘Lightbulb’, ‘Cake’ and ‘Good Evening Mr.Smith’ by Quentin Darras have been invited to be screened at the Cristal Festival in France.
"When I Was Young" the Graduation Film by Kaori Onishi has been invited to be screened at
the New York International Children's Film Festival.
PauseFest Digital festival in Melbourne Australia, is taking place at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The screenings have been curated by Farnham Graduate Andrew Hibberd.
No fewer than 16 of our students' film have been chosen to be screened at THIS IS ENGLAND in Rouen, France between November 27 and December 8, 2012.
The judging panel were so impressed by the quality of the films received that they decided to raise the number of films in competition for the best film prize of 1000 € and have an additional screening ‘off competition’ screening with a prize of €500 for that winner.
The competing students have also been invited to attend the Festival by the Director to meet the audience, fellow cinema students and the Press.
The films selected for competition are, ‘Woof, Woof’ by David Woof, ‘Foxtrot’ by Jennifer Haugan, ‘TION’ by Lukas Hawes (pictured top), ‘The Fourth Assessment’ by Liam Harris (pictured above), ‘The New and the Other’ by Joseph Carauna, ‘What Mary knew’ by Jessica Knights, ‘Circle Line’ and ‘The Laughing Policeman’ both by Marcus Armitage.
The films selected ‘off competition’ are ‘Lucky Strike’ by Ben Greenwood (pictured above), ‘Scatterbrain’ by Chris MacFarlane, ‘Puzzle the Cat’ by Joanna Brookes, ‘Partners in Mime’ by Connor Attoe, ‘Reginald Hobblegobble….’ by Scott Willetts and ‘Obselete 0.2’, ‘Lightbulb’ and ‘Good Evening Mr.Smith’ three shorts by Quentin Darras,
"When I Was young” by Kaori Onishi has been selected for competition at the London International Animation Festival and the 31th edition of Ciné-Jeune Film Festival in Saint-Quentin.
Oscar winning Film maker and Farnham Alumni, Michael Dudok de Wit gave a genuinely inspiring talk to a packed lecture theatre of BA and MA animation students during induction week. Afterwards he thanked the course for providing him with such “a big and nice audience!” The course team were also able to reunite him with his 16mm prints of his student films – including a film he has not seen since 1977!!!
Third year Ben Oren has had some of his work selected to be screened on the world-famous billboard at Piccadilly Circus in London.
His animation will be shown as part of a special film montage to celebrate National Poetry Day on 4th October. All of the work selected to be screened was created in response to the Charles Causley poem "I Am the Song". http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/19424ae7-794a-417e-b223-a084...
"The New and the Other" by Graduate Joseph Carauna (pictured below) has been selected for the competition of the 22th "Les Nuits Magiques" International Animated Film Festival. http://www.lesnuitsmagiques.fr/
Graduates Jessica Knights and Joseph Carauna have both been picked out as ‘names to watch’ by Encounters Artistic Director, Mark Cosgrove.
They have been invited to take part in Future Encounters showcase of 10 international film-makers, directors, writers, animators, artists whose work demonstrates distinctive vision and flare. They will be profiled online in the run up to the Encounters and during the festival itself. http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk/jessica-knights.html
'The New and the Other' the 2011 Graduation film by Joseph Carauna is being screened before the main feature on Saturday 15th September at the open air ‘West'ival’ festival in Amsterdam.
‘Keep Walking’ the second year film by 2012 Graduate Dan Ruiz has been shortlisted for DepicT! 2012 part of 18th Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival.
Dan’s film is one of 15 selected from over 600 entries from 30 different countries you can view it now at here http://www.depict.org/2012/keep-walking/?category_request=2012
Since Graduating from Farnham in July, Dan has been working with the Just So studio for several major clients including DHL, Nike, Nokia and The Darkness
Eight second and third year films from Farnham have been selected to screen in competition at Brief Encounters as part of Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2012. The films selected are from this year’s Graduates ‘Good Evening Mr Smith’ by Quentin Darras(see pic above), ‘What Mary Knew‘ by Jessica Knights and ‘The Laughing Policeman’ by Marcus Armitage.
As well as the honour of been selected they are also eligible for the Animated Encounters Grand Prix Award with a prize of £2,000. Good Luck to all!!! We could do with a pint!
The second year films selected are ‘Foxtrot‘by Jennifer Haugan and ‘Fourth Assessment Report’ by Liam Harris (pictured above).
Further films selected from our 2011 Graduates are ‘Ever Hear a Postman Whistle?’ by Becky Bush and ‘The New and the Other’ by Joseph Carauna.
2012 Graduate Quentin Darras’s very short, short ‘Cake’ has been invited to the Young Directors Forum, a short-film competition which will take place in Crans-Montana (Switzerland) from the 12th to the 16th of December 2012.
After its screening at Annecy, ‘When I was young’ by 2011 Graduate Kaori Onishi has been invited to be screened at the International Children and Teenagers Ciné Junior Film Festival near Paris.
Our very own Senior Lecturer Andy Joule got Special Jury Mention at the Open Cinema Short & Animated Film Festival in St Petersburg for his short film 'ellipsis'. It’s Russia’s largest art house film festival and he a got a nice certificate and some beers which he maintains he drank in the comfort of his 5 star hotel room. http://opencinemafest.com/festivals/y2012/winners_2012/
2012 Graduate Jessica Knight successfully completed her work experience at Arthur Cox in Bristol. Producer Sarah Cox said she was very "talented and a great help on the job - our best work experience person so far!" Jessica is currently in development on a project for Channel 4.
Eight of our second year students are undertaking work experience over the summer at the National Film & Television School. They are all working on the Graduation films that are currently in production at the NFTS.
'Ever hear a Postman Whistle' the OU/BBC Creative Climate Film by 2011 Graduate Bexie Bush will be screened at Monterey California July 25th 2012
'ellipsis' by Senior Lecturer Andy Joule has been selected to be screened at the Open Cinema Film Festival in St.Petersburg, Russia in 27th July - 3rd August.
The latest showreel from our 2012 Graduates is now available to view in the 'showreels' menu. Or you could just click here:
Tutor technician Jon Hunt has has been named the winner of the Times Higher Education Unsung Hero Twitter competition. He had been nominated for his work on the course – Congratulations Jon!
'When I Was Young' the 2011 Graduation film by Kaori Onishi has been selected for the 'Graduation films in Competition' at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2012. Also selected for competition is 'Within Within' by 2009 Graduate Sharon Liu.
'When I Was Young' by Kaori Onishi also been invited to be screened at the New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) 2013.
Senior Lecturer Stuart Hilton has his seminal 1994 film Save me included in the Move on Up film programme for Art on the Underground’s Canary Wharf Screen which runs from 31 May to 26 August 2012 in London. The screening has been organised by Animate Projects.
"Britain" the 2011 Graduation film by Becky Bush was shortlisted for a the National Undergraduate Award at the Royal Television Society Student Television Awards 2011 at the Barbican in London.
Third year Marcus Armitage has been offered a place on the MA Animation course at the Royal College of Art.
"When I Was Young" the 2011 Graduation film by Kaori Onishi has been included on the British Animation Awards 2012, “Best of B.A.A. Volume 9” DVD available from their website www.britishanimationawards.com.
Senior Lecturer Andy Joule’s short film ‘ellipsis’ was shortlisted for the Royal Academy’s 2012 Summer Show.
Third year Marcus Armitage has had his film proposal ‘Hello, Bonjour’ selected for the Languages through Lenses competition 2012. His pitch was selected from 129 applications from 19 countries. He will now take part in the ‘Languages through Lenses’ Workshop in Amsterdam in April 2012.
Graduate Becky Bush won the Best Film at the National Student Film Festival in London with her film 'Ever Hear A Postman Whistle?' The film was commissioned by the BBC and Open University while Becky was still at University.
Third year student Jessica Knight has animated on a film supported by the Wellcome Trust. The film is a satire on the way government health initiatives, target the entirety of a population (cheap alcohol?) whilst failing to make any significant impact on those who need it. The film features comedy double act Timandra Harkness and Matt Parker.
Jessica has also filmed live debates at the Battle of Ideas and will be filming the Bloomberg award ceremony at the Tate Modern in London.
Lecturer Veselina Dashinova and Graduate Yui Hamagashira have collaborated on a film which is part of major new exhibition Victoria Revealed. The films start the countdown to the re-opening of Kensington Palace on the 26 March 2012.
Animation alumni won five coveted prizes at the British Animation Awards.
2009 Graduate Vida Vega won Best 2D Commercial for her Tempo Bike advertisement. The commercial was produced by tutor Sue Loughlin at the Film Club.
The Public Choice Award was won by 2008 graduate, Francesca Adams for her short film Bertie Crisp.
Grant Orchard took home Best Short Film for A Morning Stroll which has already earned him a BAFTA and Oscar nomination this year.
Chloe Rodham also won a BAA for her sting ‘Skyhounds’.
Peppa Pig creator, Mark Baker who graduated from UCA Farnham in 1982, picked up Best Pre-School Series for Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom: Acorn Day.
Third year Scott Willetts worked on the British Animation Award winning Pilsner advert "The Day Pilsen Struck Gold" by director Chris Randall at Second Home Studios.
BA (Hons) Animation course leader, Lesley Adams, said: “I'm really happy to see recent graduates, like Chloe Rodham, Vida Vega and Francesca Adams, making a name for themselves alongside our more well-known and established industry names.
“WHAT IF?” by third year students Mark Benson and Germaine Colajanni will be screened at the biggest environmental film festival in the world, REEL Earth Film Festival in New Zealand. The film was commissioned by the BBC and Open University as part of the Creative Climate Competition.
The Film is also to be used as an educational tool for promoting animation and environmental issues to children in India for the World Kids International Film Festival 2012.
Senior Lecturer Stuart Hilton was invited to speak at the 'Committed' animation symposium at Leeds Metropolitan University alongside other award winning animation filmmakers such as Merlin Crossingham from Aardman and Sarah Cox from ArthurCox.
Kaori Onishi’s Graduation film has been selected to be screened at the Holland Animation Film Festival 2012.
Graduate Becky Bush won the Best Animation at the Future Film Festival at the BFI in London with her film “Ever Hear A Postman Whistle?” The film was commissioned by the BBC and Open University while Becky was still at University.
In an interview in the New Current, Becky said the best advice she had ever been given was by Course Leader, Lesley Adams -the advice - to show your personality through your film making!
This success completes a remarkable couple of weeks for Becky. As well as winning major prizes at the RTS and Future Film Festival with two different films, she has also just taken up a place at the National Film and Television School to study Animation Direction. Congratulations all around!
‘Britain’ by Becky Bush won the Royal Television Society Best Student Animation Award. The film had earlier made the long list for the BAFTA’s. Here's Course Leader Lesley Adams with a fist full of lovely, shiny awards!
Farnham animation students made up two of the three shortlisted nominees.
Course Leader, Lesley Adams has contributed to an Education Special for the Spring issue of Imagine Animation. The article will look at the growing debate around vocational training vs academic achievement, and where the balance to success should lie.
’Ellipsis’ by Senior Lecturer Andy Joule been selected for the 'Panorama' programme at the 7th Athens Animfest and the Corfu Animation Festival. It will also be shown at the Falmouth Art Gallery in the UK.
'Electreecity' by Sarah Duffield Harding and Sarah Davison will be included in screening of stop-motion work curated by Professor Paul Wells at 11th Anifest in the Czech Republic.
‘Britain’ by Becky Bush and ‘The New and The Other’ by Joseph Carauna have been nominated for the Royal Television Society Best Student Animation Awards.
Grant Orchard, a Farnham Animation Graduate, picked up the Best Short Animation BAFTA for A Morning Stroll which he made in his spare time at Studio AKA.
Grant was up against fellow UCA Farnham graduate, Robert Morgan, who was also nominated for his short animated film Bobby Yeah at the Royal Opera House last night.
Robert came back to Farnham the next day to give a lecture to the current students. So many students turned up to see him they were sitting in the aisles – his films and his talk went down a storm. Thanks Rob and come back soon!
‘When I Was Young’ by Kaori Onishi has been selected for competition in the European student films category of the Holland Animation Film Festival 2012.
The British Animation Awards Public Choice screenings are returning to Farnham this month. The screenings will take place on the 24th & 31st of January and the 7th February. Tickets cost £3 are available from the Animation Department, UCA Farnham 01252 892817.
Two animation graduates from UCA at Farnham will be battling it out for a BAFTA Award next month.
Grant Orchard's film 'A Morning Stroll' is up against Robert Morgan's 'Bobby Yeah' for the Best Short Animation, which will be revealed during the televised ceremony at the Royal Opera House on 12 February 2012.
Robert, who is 37 and grew up in Yateley, Hampshire, said: "Quite simply, UCA let me make the films I wanted to make, and supported me in doing so. That's been the groundwork in everything I've done since."
Grant, who is about to return to UCA as a visiting lecturer, added: "The Animation course at UCA Farnham was a brilliant platform. Narrative, narrative, narrative as we used to get taught, still stays with me today."
Graduate Chloe Rodham won the 'Open/Drawn' category of the Red Bull Canimation contest. Her winning short film Skyhound was featured in a Red Bull takeover of the advertisement break on Channel 4, E4, More 4 and Film 4 on Monday 9 January 2012. Bexie Bush, another Graduate from Farnham, was also one of the Canimation finalists in the Open/Stop-motion category.
Judging for the competition was shared between the public and a panel of esteemed animation experts from The Mill, 12foot6, Aardman, The British Animation Awards and 4Creative, with the winners announced at Empire in London's Leicester Square.
Since leaving UCA, Chloe has made animations for ITV, the Labour Party and a music video for DeVotchKa. "Chosing to studying animation at UCA has been crucial to my career - the portfolio and showreel I developed has been invaluable to me finding work since graduating. As well as teaching vital techniques and providing inspiration and advice, the tutors at UCA helped me gain the confidence to promote my work."
'Britain' the Graduation film by Bexie Bush has progressed through to Round Two* (the Long List) of the Short Animation Award of the BAFTA's. Congratulations and fingers crossed for Bexie!
Senior Lecturer Andy Joule has had his film Ellipsis selected for the 'Panorama' programme at the 7th Athens Animfest, International Festival of Animation, 2012.