‘Accidents, Blunders & Calamities’ Wins Best Animated Film at Comic-Con
Kiwi short film Accidents, Blunders and Calamities produced by students from Auckland’s Media Design School, has taken out the prize for Best Animated Film at the 2016 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF),” as reported in if Magazine.
“I am pretty amazed at getting this award. To get a film that was made at a school in New Zealand selected to be in competition at Comic-Con is very impressive, but to beat all the other animations is a real feat,” said Bachelor of Art and Design senior lecturer and director James Cunningham.
“The students who worked on Accidents, Blunders and Calamities are super pumped by this result. Comic-Con is such a massive cultural event and to get this sort of recognition means a lot. I’m super proud of the work everyone did on this.”
The film is “a reimagining of Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinie” and has already won a number of accolades including the People’s Choice Award, the DEGNZ Best Editor Award at New Zealand’s film festival Show Me Shorts as well as prizes at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and BCN Sports Film Festival,” as reported in the article.
“Results such as this further contribute to Media Design School’s international reputation as one of the top three schools to provide VFX and 3D Animation qualifications globally,” said Steve Dorner, Bachelor of Art and Design program leader.
Article Source: if Magazine, July 28, 2016
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