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‘Sous La Glace,’ Wins 2020 GSA BAFTA Film Award in Animation

Other notable short-listed films in the animation category included ‘Daughter,’ by Daria Kashcheev, and ‘The Sugarcane Man,’ by Tina Obo and Leroy Le Roux.

Every year, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) hosts the GSA BAFTA Student Film Awards, an event celebrating the works of the next generation of talented and innovative filmmakers from around the globe. Film schools submit their best work and members of the British Academy review the submissions and select the best films over the course of three rounds of voting. This year, the 2020 winners were announced in a digital ceremony hosted by actor Elliot Knight on August 7.

Three shorts were short-listed in the animation category: Daughter - directed by Daria Kashcheeva; The Sugarcane Man - directed by Tina Obo and Leroy Le Roux; and Sous La Glace, the BAFTSA Student Film Award for Animation winning film – directed by Milan Baulard, Ismail Berrahma, Flore Dupont, Laurie Estampes, Quentin Nory, and Hugo Potin from Ecole des nouvelles images, France.

In Sous La Glace, a hungry heron is trying to catch a fish on a lake. But winter won't make things easy for him... Will he get the chance to taste one?

Student finalists accepted their awards virtually from their home countries, having taken part in a series of online events held by BAFTA. This year’s finalist films, which were set in the U.S., Ghana, Uganda, Cambodia, Ukraine, Bosnia, Herzegovina and various other countries in Europe, told stories that are at once personal and universal, tackling issues as diverse as ecosystem collapse, racial and economic justice, land mine detection, the plight of refugees, and the Holocaust.

In 2019, the BAFTA Student Film Award for Animation was awarded to the film “Hors Piste,” directed by Leó Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert and Oscar Malet of École des Nouvelles Images, France.

Source: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts