Aardman win gold at Kinsale Shark Awards
ardman were presented with a gold shark at this year’s Kinsale Shark Awards which took place in Kinsale, Ireland on Saturday 12th September. The film, which was in competition in the International Film Craft category for TV/Online or Cinema in Best Animation took the top prize against advertising campaigns for Gas Network Ireland and Freederm.
The 90-second film, commissioned to promote IWM London and the new First World War Galleries and to commemorate the First World War Centenary, depicts the journey of personal stories and letters written by those who never left the fields of Northern France during the First World War.
In the film, quotation mark characters symbolising these stories emerge as lines are read from letters and diaries entrusted to the museum by relatives during and at the end of the First World War. As the voices gather, the bird-like characters join to form a flock, taking flight across Northern France and the English Channel, over London, and finally resting at IWM London.
A full round up of the winners can be found on the awards site