Access All Areas win at Creative Vision Awards

On Tuesday 16th November 2018, two new animated films made to celebrate Access All Areas’ Performance Making Diploma premiered at the Creative Vision Awards.

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The event also celebrated the brilliant work of the student animation teams who created them, with one of the two Access All Areas’ films going on to win the award’s first over Best Overall Film.

The two films were narrated by Access All Areas’ artists Lee Philips and Imogen Roberts, who also attended the award ceremony.

Access All Areas was one of four charities - two with incomes under £1m and two over - chosen by Kingston Smith to receive two films about their work, valued at £150,000 in kind.

The films have scripts written by Bournemouth University’s scriptwriting students, and are then turned into a reality during a seven-week summer course where the university hosts students from all over the country for their VFX Festival.

“We are very excited and honoured to receive these two short films. They provide an impactful and direct way of demonstrating the importance of our world-leading Performance Making Diploma for adults with learning disabilities and autism to a wider audience”, says Nick Llewellyn, Artistic Director.

“To be able to contribute to the charity sector in this incredible way and on such a huge scale is genuinely thrilling”, says Anjali Kothari, charities partner at Kingston Smith and one of the CVA judges. “To win a film of this calibre is truly remarkable and it’s been wonderful to see the impact on charities that has been made by previous winning films.”

Access All Areas will launch the two new films next week - to coincide with auditions for the 2019 year of Performance Making Diploma applications.

Applications for the 2019 Creative Vision Award have now opened and Kingston Smith anticipates a record number of entries in this, its fifth year. Click here for more information.