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6 March 2019

Animation Receives Second Nomination

Towels by Prawta Annez and Camilla Kjaerne has been nominated for Best Student Production (undergraduate) at the prestigious Learning on Screen Awards.

This is the second nomination in a month for the animation which is also up for a Royal Television Society (RTS) Devon and Cornwall Student Award.

Camilla and Prawta, who graduated last summer, have been entering Towels into festivals across the UK and internationally. They are also planning a public online release of the film later this year.

Towels, which tells the story of the problems a man gets into when he tries to demarcate his own bit of beach with his towel, is poignant, funny and a powerful allegory for the changing face of Brexit Britain.

The graduates have already received industry praise for the animation with John Stevenson, Director of Dreamworks' Kung Fu Panda, commenting: "I thought it was a wonderful short film, beautifully designed and realised, with a clear and very clever central concept that was told with elegance and economy."

The Learning on Screen Awards are run by the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council, and showcase the best student work in the UK. An awards ceremony will take place in London at the Soho Curzon cinema on 25 April 2019.