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Nokia ‘Dot’ Wins Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2011

Rushes Soho Shorts are delighted to announce the winners and runners up for this year’s festival.

Rushes Soho Shorts are delighted to announce the winners and runners up for this year’s festival.

The 148 films that made up the festival’s Official Selection were whittled down from over 1200 pieces of work initially submitted to the festival, by 53 different countries. Those 148 films were viewed and reviewed by our category juries made up from a total of 120 long standing industry professionals and we’re very excited to now be able to reveal our category winners and runners up.

The 24 finalist films of 2011 are:

THE ANIMATION AWARD- WINNER -NOKIA ‘DOT’Directed by Sumo Science at Aardman AnimationsDot is a tiny 9mm girl who wakes up in a magical, magnified world to discover her surroundings are caving in around her. She escapes the encroaching wave of destruction as her world unravels via a path made up of tiny, familiar objects. The film set a new world record for the smallest stop-motion animated character in a film.

- RUNNERS UP -THE EAGLEMAN STAGDirected by Mikey Please at The Royal College of ArtsMikey Please's BAFTA award winning short animation concerns itself with a botanist's fear of the passage of time.

A MORNING STROLLDirected by Grant Orchard at Studio AKABased loosely on a real life event recounted in Paul Auster’s brilliant book ‘True Tales or American Life‘, Grant Orchard’s ‘A Morning Stroll’ tells the story of one New Yorker’s early morning encounter with a chicken, an event that plays out over 100 years.

Visit http://sohoshorts.wordpress.com/ for a full list of winners and finalists.

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