UCLAN Animation Awards

UCLAN Animation Awards

Feb, 16 2016

~The University of Central Lancashire ( or UCLAN) is achieving it’s goal in being one of the top Universities in the UK. It has also garnered trust in it’s creative output of academics who have pushed the boundaries of cultural intrigue for the local community.

Now it is favourite to give at least one winner the coveted prize at the North West Royal Television Society Student Awards. Yes, creative minds will be battling it out for  the three shortlist spots in the animation category.

Jordan King-McCoy, David Lambie and Frances Humphries will all be competing for the award.

David Lambie, whose silent film sees Frankenstein create a daughter before sending her on blind dates, had these humble words of  accomplishment,

 “It feels great to be nominated and if I am lucky enough to go on to represent the North West in the national final it would mean a great deal to me and my family.”

Recent film production graduates Matthew Hall and Andrew St Maur also represent UCLAN with the film ‘Bored Games’. It examines the deterioration of a 40 year marriage.  Being short listed will no doubt increase their confidence and will be a great beginning into the wider world of the film and media industry.

Sarah Kennedy is the animation course leader at UCLAN and she speaks fondly of her students and the consistency built from such a strong team of creative thinkers,

“I am very proud of all three students for this achievement as well as the dedicated team in the animation department. It’s a great accomplishment that UCLAN animation students continue to win this award year after year.”

Winners of the categories will be announced later  in February with recipients then representing the North West at the national awards.