Animation and Film Awards Winners!

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.

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The panel discussion. Industry experts provided answers and advice to the audience questions.

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At 8pm we started the Animation and Short Film Awards ceremony.

Camberley Theatre manager, Andy Edmeads was our host for the evening.

Film Festival, Cabin -4This 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.

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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.

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Our festival patron, the BAFTA Award winning actress Juliet Aubrey made this presentation.

Winner – Best U.K. Entry – ‘Birds of a Feather’ Dann Parry.

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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:

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Runner Up – Tri-Counties

‘Memories of You’ Molly Gordon

Here’s Molly receiving her medal and certificate from Juliet Aubrey.

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Runner Up – Tri Counties

‘家 (Home)’ – Nozomi Tolworthy 雷希望

Nozomi saying a few words

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And finally, the Winner of the Tri-Counties Award!

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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.

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Callum Jones and Lucy Rebbeck; Winners Tri_Counties Award, Camberley International Animation and Film Competition 2018.

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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!

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Tri-County Shortlisted Films!

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We have had an incredibly high standard of films and animations entered into the competition this year; the judges have had a very hard task to pick the short list. However, after much talk and debate, they have indeed selected these wonderful films.

We are delighted to announce the 2018  Tri -County shortlisted films

‘Transplant Twins’ – Penny Eastbury

‘Paper Cut’ – Matthew Ryder

‘Lucy’s Life’ – Lucy Rebbeck and Callum Jones

‘Winter’ – Courtney Knight and Iesa Khan

‘家 (Home)’ – Nozomi Tolworthy

‘Memories of You’ – Molly Gordon

‘The Outward Show’ – Gary Boller

‘Butterfly Effect’ – Paula Martinez de Anguita

‘Zack and the Rainbow’ – Natalie Priest

‘And Nothing Hurts’ – Tom Campbell and Gav Hoare

All of these films will be shown in the main auditorium from 8pm on Thursday 21st June. Our patron, the BAFTA Award winning actress, Juliet Aubrey will be announcing the winners and presenting the trophies and prizes. Please feel free to attend – these are great works, all films are ten minutes or under.

We will also be announcing and showing the Best International and Best U.K. entries.

Thanks very much to our judges, Juliet Aubrey, Jason Glenister, Evie Gordon, Francis Cousins and Robert Doherty.

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! We had over 180 International films, 90 UK films and 50 Tri County films entered into the competition this year.

 

Hopefully see you on Thursday.

Don’t forget – if you would like to attend the masterclasses and panel discussion, they start at 6pm. Details can be found here.

All of these events are free to attend.

Live Streaming….Animation and Film Discussion

We are organising several live streams of events during the CIF period, #CIFLive.

Some will be surprise ‘pop up’ events from Camberley between 20 – 23rd June, so keep watching our social media spaces!

Others will be publicised in advance – including the Panel Discussion with industry experts on June 21st at 7pm. This is part of the animation and film evening at Camberley Theatre.

Tune in via our Facebook page from 19:00 GMT on June 21st and ask any of our guests any questions you might have about ‘How To Get Started and What’s Hot Within The Industry Right Now?’

Our panel guests are:

Robert Doherty

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Rob is VP Production for Cake Entertainment and has 25 years experience in the children’s television and animation industry. He has worked in every format of animation and in many countries around the world, as well as on both sides of the production/broadcast divide; working for ITV, Aardman, Disney, M2 Films, Endemol, Initial Productions, TVC Cartoons, Grand Slamm Children’s Films, Kindle Entertainment, Nexus Productions, Larkshead Media and now Cake Entertainment as VP Production.

He also started and runs festivus, an animation social and networking event that has been going for over 12 years, and regularly sits on advisory boards and panels.

 

Emma Calder

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Emma was born in London. She studied Graphic design at The Royal College of Art. She has worked as an Animation Director, Artist, Graphic Designer and Lecturer and has written, designed and illustrated books, for both adults and children. She co-founded Pearly Oyster Productions making many successful and award winning aniumated films, including The Queens Monastery (BBC). She is currently working on her first feature length animation.

Emma lives in London with her partner and two children.

 

Jason Glenister

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Jason has over 25 years experience in all aspects of  film, TV ,writing,  advertising and the creative industries.

He began his career writing & directing music videos and documentaries. From music videos, he moved into writing and directing TV commercials and more recently into digital content creation.

He’s currently Creative Director and founding member of new digital Innovation agency Unicorn XP. He describes this role as helping ‘humanise’ the digital world.

His combination of film, scriptwriting, commercial and digital experience – learnt over 25 years – has naturally led Jason to delivering rich narrative-based content and campaign ideas.

 

Harriet Titlow

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Harriet graduated from Middlesex University BA Animation in 2014 and went on to work as a Character Design Assistant on ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ children’s television series. She now works at Middlesex University as a Graduate Academic Assistant, helping students progress and learn new techniques and assisting lectures in their teaching. She also works on her own personal freelance practice, on music video projects and illustration.

 

 

 

SOLD OUT!

We are delighted to let you know that The Unthanks concert at Camberley Theatre has now sold out of tickets!

There are still tickets for the wonderful Jon Culshaw on Saturday 23rd June and of course lots of free events including the film and animation festival at the theatre on Thursday 22nd June and plenty of other events around Camberley including the Carnival on Saturday 23rd June.

Click here to see the full programme of events.

 

 

Will Whisson / Jack Mason

What a brilliant night we had a Camberley Theatre last night.

Will Whisson played first and was awesome. Wonderful guitar playing and vocals, creating grooves on his loop pedal whilst winning over and converting the Camberley audience. He’ll be back to play on June 21st as part of the film festival at the C.I.F., back at the theatre – don’t miss him!

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CIF Live 22nd March -1CIF Live 22nd March -7Will warmed us up perfectly for local hero Jack Mason. Jack favoured a set playing guitar rather than using backing tracks tonight and I think everyone was blown away by his guitar and vocal skills, as he took through a wonderful set, even including a version of ‘Duelling Banjos’!  Jack will be performing at the C.I.F. on Friday 22nd June, at The Carpenters Arms.

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