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Happy 10th Birthday Pencil to Pixel!

Fri, 11 February 2011

Happy 10th Birthday Pencil to Pixel!

Pencil to Pixel enjoyed its 10th birthday last week in the beautiful city of Paris. The venue was buzzing with Film & Animation students eager to learn from leading experts already working in the field of Film & Animation.


Held in the centre of Paris Pencil to Pixel spanned two mornings and was excellently chaired by Dominic Buttimore. Students during the two days heard from Andy Brown, Andy Powell, Emma Gaffney who covered animation, post-production and editing and had a thought-provoking presentation from Richard Morrison.


Richard Morrison has been involved in Pencil to Pixel since its beginning a decade ago and European Study Tours are very grateful to Richard for his continuing support in creating such an exciting and lively event. Schools return again and again and students go away with a real insight and understanding of the industry they hope to enter.


The finale of the event was the showing of the winning entries of the competition that students had been set. Students has been given the chance to submit a short film titled, "A Strange Meeting." The entries were then judged by the panel of speakers.


Trafford College was the winning school of the competition and can now proudly display their "oscar" back at college. Runners up were Reading College and South Devon College.

Neil Cross from Trafford College was extremely proud of his students and had this to say,
"It was a perfect ending to our trip to Paris when Iain Healey and Steph Sutton won the award for best short film at the Pencil to Pixel event last Wednesday. Thank you for providing the opportunity given to the students.
To have won the prize to have the film screened in a major French national cinema in Paris and to have succeeded in a national competition has made everyone feel proud of Iain and Steph and they now have a wonderful achievement to add to their CV, giving them lots of confidence in their abilities moving into higher education and the media industry. It was even more of an honour for the students to have been recognised by the highly experienced media professionals who spoke at the event in terms of the overall quality of the film.... The Oscar is going to be proudly displayed within the department!"


To watch the entries click below

Trafford College
Reading College
South Devon College


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