NFTS Awarded Best Animation School Award by Animafest Zagreb 2022

The NFTS is thrilled with the exciting news the School has been awarded the Best Animation School Award by Animafest Zagreb 2022!

The honour comes on the back of the recent success of the NFTS Animation department at the Annie Awards for graduate films Night of the Living Dread, a BAFTA win for Do Not Feed The Pigeons and O Black Hole! winning at the British Animation Awards.

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Animafest Zagreb said: “The NFTS is an internationally acknowledged institution, an exemplary model of good practice and excellence in specialist high education. This institution is a leader in creating film talents and an important stakeholder in creative industry in UK and beyond. The Directing Animation department stands out for its quality of stop motion technique, which thrilled the selection committee with this year’s submitted entries. The NFTS and the works of its students confirm high standards and years of experience in steering the students through the importance of team work and still fostering the uniqueness of individual creative trademarks.”

The official Student Competition selection at this year’s Animafest Zagreb includes four NFTS animations.

Curiosa, directed by Tessa Moult-Milewska, Do Not Feed The Pigeons, directed by Antonin NiclassNight of the Living Dread, directed by Ida Melum and Soft Animals directed by Renee Zhan. Zagreb said of the selected slate of NFTS films: “The entire annual production stands out with skilful combination of media and techniques, engaging storytelling and exceptional visual designs.”

In addition to the titles listed, the NFTS entered a series of films which contributed to the decision to award the NFTS the Best Animation School 2022. The selection committee members commented: “This year’s NFTS selection represents the very peak of student animation film productions.”

The award is also a huge testament to the NFTS Model Making Diploma which trains students to create incredible high quality models and scale sets which regularly feed our animations.

Animafest Zagreb 2022 runs from 6th to 11th June 2022.

Applications to join the NFTS Model Making for Animation Diploma in September 2022 and the Directing Animation MA in January 2023 are now open!

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