School of Lego goes global!
05 April 2012
A group of pupils from Sawston Village College in Cambridge have been nominated for a young filmmakers award – in the Czech Republic!
When a group of 12-14 year olds made their First Light funded animation, School of Lego, they had no idea how successful it would be.
The short comedy, a stop-frame animation made entirely from lego, was nominated for a prestigious First Light Award in 2011 where it was applauded by celebrity judges including Nick Frost and Terry Gilliam.
It has since been shown at festivals from Bristol to Brazil, Canada and Australia and has almost 7,000 YouTube hits.
Now the film has been selected for AniFest 2012 in the Czech Republic for the Films made by children 12-15 competition. Only 10 other films from around Europe have been nominated for the competition and only one other from the UK.
The talented young filmmakers have managed to secure funding for three of them to attend the screening in the Czech Republic, and they will be making a documentary about the experience…. so watch this space!