On Saturday 9 March, the day after graduate animation stop motion production, Anna, by 2018 graduate Jessica Mountfield, won the Best Student Animation award at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards, the animated short also took home the award for ‘Best British Film’ at Canterbury AniFest. Canterbury Anifest is an annual award-winning animation festival in South East England.
Anna was also runner-up for ‘Best Animation’ and fellow 2018 graduate animation New Devonia, by Kelly Mann, was runner-up for ‘Best Art Design’.
Anna is ‘A loving look at the world of dementia-stricken Gus; a former gardener who lives with his granddaughter and struggles to reconcile reality with an increasingly present past’.
View the trailer for the animation.
Directed by: Jessica Mountfield
Screenplay: Jessica Mountfield
Animation: Jessica Mountfield, Dominic Povall, Jo Riley, Lucy Moesbauer, Kristina Rudenko, Harriet Memory
Technique: Stop motion with puppets
Music: Jo Riley