British Animation Award success for fund contributors

Zog and the Flying Doctors © Magic Light Pictures Ltd. 2020

The British Animation Awards (BAA) have celebrated the best in British animation with notable success for productions that have supported training for the sector.

Six of the nominated productions contributed to the Animation Skills Fund which supports skills and training for animation and four were announced as winners at the ceremony held at London’s BFI Southbank. They were:

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates – Children’s choice award

Milo – Best children’s series

Pip and Posy – Best children’s pre-school series

Zog and the Flying Doctors – Best use of sound

The other two nominations were for Circle Square - Best children’s pre-school, writers award, best design – and Love Monster – Best original music.

Additionally, Miles Jezuita, a member of the current ScreenSkills Animation Trainee Finder programme cohort, won the Best undergraduate film award for Suburb!

The full list of winners can be found here

The buzz of the ceremony at the BFI in London spread throughout the country, with live-streamed satellite events taking place in Stirling, Salford, Cardiff, and Bristol. ScreenSkills’ Head of Film and Animation, Gareth Ellis-Unwin, and Animation Production Liaison Executive, Abigail Addison joined members of our current cohort of animation trainees in Salford to watch the BAA event and join the celebration of animation.

Congratulations to all of last night’s winners, particularly Miles Jezuita and the four productions who contributed to the Animation Skills Fund.

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