We’re playing catch up a little bit with last week’s C.I.F. events – we’ve been so busy organising we haven’t had time to review – so keep your eyes peeled all this week and enjoy some wonderful memories and updates!
On Thursday 21st June we had the animation and film masterclasses at Camberley Theatre. Industry experts travelled to Camberley from London, Bristol, Wales and Farnham. A massive thanks goes out to Robert Doherty (Cake / Disney / ITV / Aardman), Emma Calder (Pearly Oyster Productions), Jason Glenister (Unicorn XP), film director Gavin Irvine, animator Joseph Wallace, animator Andy Wyatt (ToonBoon), and recently graduated animator Harriet Titlow. These wonderful people hosted hugely entertaining masterclasses and the panel discussion.
Here’s Gavin in action.
The panel discussion. Industry experts provided answers and advice to the audience questions.
At 8pm we started the Animation and Short Film Awards ceremony.
Camberley Theatre manager, Andy Edmeads was our host for the evening.
This year our categories were – Best International Entry, Best U.K. Entry and Best Tri-County along with two Tri-County Runner Up awards.
We started the evening off announcing the Best International Entry. This year we had 180 International animations and films. Very special thanks also goes to Alex Underwood and Rebecca Fox for helping us through the early stages. An extra special thanks to Kelly Kitsiouli without whom we would still be viewing the films!
Thanks very much also to our judges, Juliet Aubrey, Jason Glenister, Evie Gordon, Francis Cousins and Robert Doherty.
Winner – Best International Entry – ‘Living Like Heta’ Bianca Caderas, Isabella Luu and Kerstin Zemp.
The directors sent us this ‘thank you’ video which we showed on the cinema screen in the main auditorium of the theatre, along with their winning film.
The next category – Best U.K. Entry.
Our festival patron, the BAFTA Award winning actress Juliet Aubrey made this presentation.
Winner – Best U.K. Entry – ‘Birds of a Feather’ Dann Parry.
After these two categories, we all sat back and enjoyed the ten short listed Tri- County Award entries (thanks very much to Will Devereux at Farnborough 6th Form for helping us with the technical side of things here!).
The standard was incredibly high and we know the judges had a tough time deciding.
However, drum roll…..here we go….
The runner ups (in no particular order) were:
Runner Up – Tri-Counties
‘Memories of You’ Molly Gordon
Here’s Molly receiving her medal and certificate from Juliet Aubrey.
Runner Up – Tri Counties
‘家 (Home)’ – Nozomi Tolworthy 雷希望
Nozomi saying a few words
And finally, the Winner of the Tri-Counties Award!
Winner – Tri- Counties Award ‘Lucy’s Life’ Callum Jones and Lucy Rebbeck
A very emotional film and a very emotional choice! Lucy and Callum made beautiful speeches. Congratulations to a wonderful film made by two very talented young film makers.
Callum Jones and Lucy Rebbeck; Winners Tri_Counties Award, Camberley International Animation and Film Competition 2018.
Thanks so much to everyone who participated and attended, the masterclass and panel hosts, the judging panel, the student judges, everyone who entered the competition, the Camberley Theatre staff, our patron Juliet Aubrey and impromptu taxi drivers Kirsty and Danny!
All photos Laura Woodrow (thanks Laura!)
See you all next year!