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Naughty Princess wins Best British Film at AniFest 2016!


We are excited to announce that the student project Naughty Princess has won the Best British Film award at AniFest 2016!

Congratulations to Vasil Shotarov, Klaudia Smigielska and Zeno Pelgrims for their superb work, and to their supervisory team Ingrid Morrison and Claudia Moore.


Watch this excellent project here.


For more information about the awards, visit the site.

POSTED: 04.10.16

Boredom Research Wins Lumen Prize 2016



Fabulous news from our colleagues Vicky Isley and Paul Smith:

“With so many exceptional entries in the Moving Image category we were genuinely surprised to hear boredomresearch announced as winner at the Lumen Prize winners gala last night in Hackney House

Thanks to all at BU who have supported us with this project which was recognised for its fusion of arts and science. It was a pleasure to act as a beacon highlighting bournemouth’s unique appreciation of the value of interdisciplinary practice.

A big thank you to Abigail Addison of Animate Projects, who as well as commissioning the project led the simultaneous celebrations at the opening of Silent Signal in LifeSpace, Dundee where we hear AfterGlow was well received. Finally of course a huge thank you to Dr Paddy Brock at the University of Glasgow who we hope that we can invite to BU to share his experiences transcending the boundaries of epidemiology whilst working on the AfterGlow project.”

POSTED: 30.09.16

BFX Competition 2016 Finalists

The finalists have been chosen. Meet the teams, including runners-up and have a look at their work here: BFX Finalists 2016


POSTED: 16.09.16

Undergraduate Degree Show 2016

NCCA Undergraduate Degree Show 2016!

Recruiters and Practitioners! Join us at this celebration of graduate student work, and see the best that our students have to offer. Gain access to the freshest talent across all areas of animation, games and VFX production, including design, visual effects and software development. Represented will be graduates from our three undergraduate programmes:

The Event


Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM (BST)


The Mill – 11-14 Windmill Street, London W1T 2JG, United Kingdom

The schedule for the event is:

  • 15h00-17h00: Drinks and Networking in The Mill Loft Bar
  • 17h00-20h00: Screening of the Degree Show and continued networking

All of this takes place at The Mill, London. Register for the event using the following link :

Signing up for this event is voluntary, but will help us keep track of numbers. Students will have showreels to hand and there will be plenty of space for breakout discussions. Please forward this invite on to anyone at your organisation who would be interested in attending. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions relating to the event.

POSTED: 19.07.16

Student Project on CNNi


A team of mainly 2nd year students have put together a short 45 second animation for CNNi as part of their “Visionaries 2020” project, to be broadcast worldwide from 18 March 2016, and then to appear on their website for several months.

I think from the attached images you’ll agree that this is an accomplished and beautiful piece, and given a last minute change of the submission deadline by CNN they fact that they were still able to deliver on time (alongside their other coursework) is remarkable.

You can link directly to the animation on the CNN page here. 

Congratulations to the team!




Team JAMI:

Niya Gaydarova
Adele Olsauskaite
Chun You
Kristine Olgaard
Enno Schluender
Kyran Bishop
Paris Jones
Liz Peach
Chester Sampson

POSTED: 18.03.16

BFX Logo
BFX 2015 Teams Selected

Congratulations to the teams taking part in this year’s BFX competition – find out who they are and see their pitch videos here:

POSTED: 17.06.14

BFX conference keynote speakers

Lev Manovich and Sean Cubitt will appear at the inaugural BFX conference

POSTED: 16.06.14

2013 Masters Show
MSc Computer Animation & Visual Effects MA 3D Computer Animation MA Digital Effects Degree Show 2013 Friday 11th October 2013 at Framestore

POSTED: 07.10.13

Student of The Year

MA Digital Effects Graduate Pramod LJ is 3D Artist’ VFX/Animation Student of the Year 2013. Congratulations!


POSTED: 16.06.13

BFX Teams Selected

Follow the link to find out the teams that have got through in the BFX Competition. Congratulations everyone!


POSTED: 16.06.13

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Hot on the heels of their win at AniFest 2016, Naughty Princess has won the best student animation award...