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NFTS Triumphs in CILECT Global Film School Awards

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NFTS Triumphs in CILECT Global Film School Awards

Scoops Top Prize for Animation

The NFTS has triumphed once again affirming its place as one of the world’s leading film schools by winning accolades in both the Animation and Fiction categories of the CILECT Global Film School Awards. This is the ninth time that the NFTS has taken top place in these prestigious awards and in 2013, the school made history by becoming the first institution to win first prize in all three categories. This year, 180 film schools submitted entries from 65 countries.

NFTS students won joint first prize in the Animation category with A Love Story directed and co-written by Anushka Naanayakkara (full credits below). A Love Story takes place in a universe entirely made of wool:

Synopsis: “It’s love at first sight for our two beings… but will their relationship survive the onslaught of depression that takes over their lives.”

A Love Story also won the British Short Animation BAFTA at the EE British Academy Film Awards this year.

Sweet Maddie Stone, directed and co-written by Brady Hood took joint second prize in the Fiction category.

Synopsis: 15-year-old Maddie Stone rules her school yard under the protection of her family name.  But after discovering her notorious father has been arrested, she has to make his bail money or lose the yard. The more Maddie fights, the more her world spirals out of control – and the closer she gets to becoming the man she’s trying to save.

Sweet Maddie Stone has won a number of awards including ‘British/ Irish Short Film of the Year’ at the London Critics Circle Film Awards.

The Teams:

A Love Story - Director Anushka Naanayakkara; Producer Khaled Gad; Writers Elena Ruscombe-King, Anushka Naanayakkara; Designer Solrun Ósk Jóndóttir ; DoPs Yinka Edward, Alvilde Horjen Naterstad; Editor Joseph Comar; Composer Victor Hugo Fumagalli; Sound Designer Marcin Szumilas; VFX Supervisors Ye Teng; Eloise Tomlinson; Online Editor/Colourist Vlad Barin; Lead Animators Anushka Naanayakkara, Iván Sarrion Soria; Animators Robert Millard, Adrian Piqueras Sánchez; Modelmakers Amalie Vilmar, Alicia Canovas Verdú, Joanna Brooks, Katherine Millar Craig; Art Assistants Lenka Dobranska, Alice La Trobe, Manuela Romero, Louisa Brooks, Emily Hake; VFX Artists Gillian Simpson, Zhao Xi, Li Suoran, Zhuge Bijun, Alexander Davis; Vocals Lucia Bulgheroni, Hollie Buhagiar, Marina Elderton Cinematography Advisers Leigh Alner, Ben Hecking; Production Manager Simone Tomasi; Production Coordinators Agnieszka Pawlowska, Inês Lourenço.

Sweet Maddie Stone: Director/ Co-writer, Brady Hood; Cinematographer, Dan Atherton; Production Designer, Declan O’Brien; production Manager, Grace heath; Production Co-ordinator, Simone Tomasi; Production Assistant, Scott Eggleholfer; 3rd Assistant Director, Anna Bennett-Squire; Editor, Meredith Mantik; Production Sound Mixer, Richard Eastick Esq; Boom Operators, Simon Richert, Tom Osborn; Composer, Tim Morrish; Compositor, Victor Almela; Sound Editor & Re-recording Mixer, Payam Hosseinian; Online Editor & Colour Grader, Carl Thompson.