PRIZE: £300 worth of courses through the Academy as a prize. This means the winner would be able to do three of our current day courses or put it towards a longer course.
OVERVIEW: New Designers is delighted to announce that this year The Screening Prize is being supported by the Aardman Academy.
The Aardman Academy was established in 2013 to help meet the growing demand for animators in the UK, and to strengthen ties between the animation industry and education. The Aardman Academy plays an important role in Aardman’s ongoing mission to nurture creativity and supports the studio’s talent outreach programme.
To demonstrate our continual support and recognition of the importance of digital media, New Designers in Association with the Aardman Academy is offering the exciting opportunity for graduates to showcase a selection of work embracing film, TV, video, moving image, gaming, digital media and animation.
The New Designers Screening Prize is open to ALL Visual Comunications final year students across the UK.
RELEVANT FOR: Open call to all Visual Communication final year students who are graduating in 2020.
WHAT TO DO NEXT: We encourage short film, moving image, digital media and gaming submissions of all types including narrative and experimental, live action and animation, fiction and documentary.
A panel of experts from the Aardman Academy will view the films submitted with the winner being announced on Friday 14 August.
Submit your entries by Friday 24 July (23.59PM).
This award is now closed, the winner will be announced on Friday 14 August on the website and Instagram account.
WINNER NAME: Micky Wozny @mickywozny
UNIVERSITY: BA Animation, The National Film and Television School
TITLE OF WORK: Something Borrowed
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Pen to paper, a sweet old woman, voiced by Jane Horrocks, can’t find the right words. Her thoughts are interrupted when she lends her pen to a hopeless young chap, voiced by Jason Watkins. In a whirlwind chase across windy cliffs and stormy piers, she struggles to reach him in this northern seaside town. A funicular ride and a bag of chips later, she begins to realise it’s more than just her words that elude her.
AWARD BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This award, in Association with the Aardman Academy, is an exciting opportunity for graduates to showcase a selection of work embracing film, TV, video, moving image, gaming, digital media and animation.
JUDGES COMMENTS: I was blown away by the winning film Something Borrowed by Micky Wozny. It stood out as being a stunning example of a heartwarming story where every little detail was perfectly thought through. From the moment which kicked it all off, to the unique transitions between scenes and the overall colour palette. The director tells the story of a familiar subject in a way I’ve never seen before and the result is a work of art. It’s a beautiful short that I think will springboard this director onto many great projects in the future.
AWARD PRIZE: £300 worth of courses through the Academy as a prize. This means the winner would be able to do three of our current day courses or put it towards a longer course.
FROM THE JUDGES
We selected Sabine because she took us on such a wonderful design and colour journey. The use of photo imagery and traditional 2D animation created a world we immediately loved.
This award, in Association with the Aardman Academy, is an exciting opportunity for graduates to showcase a selection of work embracing film, TV, video, moving image, gaming, digital media and animation.
This award was open to ALL Visual Communication final year students from across the UK.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Accompanied by her friends Sam and Noah, a now jaded adult Claire sits at a bar and recounts a fond day in their childhood: the day they skipped school to play video games. Like It Was Yesterday follows their rollercoaster of a journey as elementary school kids, complete with light-hearted banter, bursts of colour, and a surrealist waltz through memory that never paints a perfect picture.
The prize given will be £300 towards an Aardman Academy industry training course, to support the development of the winner’s design career.