Access All Areas announced as winner of the Creative Vision Award 2018

Access All Areas has been announced as one of four charities to win the 2018 Kingston Smith Creative Vision Award

This year there are two winners in the small charities category: Access All Areas and fellow disability charity, DEMANDRethink Mental Illness and Book Aid International won from the large charity category.

All charities will receive an animated brand film worth £150,000. Films will be created by students and recent graduates of animation and VFX under the guidance of industry professionals, as part of Bournemouth University’s BFX Competition.

Winning the Creative Vision Award will have a huge impact on Access All Areas. We’ll reach more people than ever, and are excited to involve our professional learning disabled and autistic artists in the development and narration of the video.
— Nick Llewellyn

In late January, artist and writer Lee accompanied Access All Areas to a script writing day at Bournemouth University, where they met 20 students who will be pitching ideas for the final script. Judging takes place in late February, and animation students then have over summer to create the films.

The feedback we’ve had from winners of CVA films in previous years has shown what an amazing impact they can have. We’re really pleased to give something back to a sector in which we work so much and at the same time to support the country’s emerging animators and visual effects talent.
— Anjali Kothari, not for profit partner at Kingston Smith

Check out some previous winners below...