2014 British Animation Awards: West Yorkshire films on shortlist for public vote

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Films from two West Yorkshire-trained animators are to feature in the British Animation Awards Public Choice Screenings.

The productions by two Bradford University students will be shown at the National Media Museum.

The Bradford alumni’s distinctly different films both feature in the first of three separate programmes which will be screened on January 25 and February 1 and 7.

The first film is ‘Brave New Old’ by Adam Wells. He has directed a striking and modern CG film which showcases everyday scenarios set in surreal circumstances. Whilst Aardman director Steve Harding-Hill’s ‘Under the Oak Tree’, above, is a stop-motion commercial for Swedbank. ‘Under the Oak Tree’ traces the history of Swedbank since 1820 by following the stories of two characters, one a humble Squirrel, who plants an acorn and then faithfully watches his investment grow. The public will vote for the winners. Past winners include Nick Park, Simon Tofield, Framestore for their work on the Deathly Hallows animation sequence in Harry Potter, and the Gorillaz.