Animation Newport 2011

Its June 23rd 2011 and after a year of hard work the animation students at Newport are hosting an afternoon of screenings and seminars to showcase the films they have created. The afternoon kicked off with a talk from Iain Tweedale, who heads the BBC’s Interactive & Learning team in Cardiff. Next, a panel of recent graduates talked about there experiences in the industry and how the started out after graduating.

Last years Animator in Residence Tony Comley talked about his experiences working in industry. After the seminars and talks, there was a screening of the best films from the year and awards where given out to the films in six categories including, best story, best animation, and best film. Pictured below are all the award winners.

Each of the award winners was presented with a framed piece of artwork created by past graduate Luiz Stockler. Following the screening, there was a chance for the students and guests to have a few drinks and talk about the work on show. It was also an opportunity for guests to go upstairs to view the exhibited work in the animation studios at the brand new city centre campus.

Please take a look at the 2011 showreel on the home page or to request a DVD with the best films from 2011 please email Caroline Parsons, programme leader for BA Animation.

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