With the Oscars just round the corner, award season is in full swing. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for Cartoon Saloon’s The Secret of Kells, which wowed us at Annecy last year.
Closer to home, we were delighted with 4mations director Emma Lazenby’s BAFTA success last week with ‘Mother of Many’. Beating stiff competition, her team at Arthur Cox took home the Best Short Animation award for their rich tale of childbirth combining painting on glass, hand drawn and Flash animation with After Effects. And to top it off, producer Sally Arthur gave birth two days later to a baby boy. Many congratulations to both!
Don’t miss the charming interview with a slightly bewildered Emma on the BAFTA website - you’ll even discover the unusual place where she intends to keep her trophy!