We are excited to share with you “New signs for animation” a short animated film, created to raise awareness of the issue surrounding the availability of Animation/Games terminology for sign language users – both locally and abroad. The team, led by lecturer Jon Mortimer, consisted of two recent ENU graduates and four deaf artists, and was supported with funding from ENU’s Public engagement fund. It helps to highlight the struggle students from the deaf community encounter trying to pursue a career in the animation or games sectors, due to a gap in available language.
“New signs for animation”, has recently been nominated for awards and continues to be considered for film festivals around the world:
[Nominated] Industry Excellence Awards, Storyboarding (Manchester Animation Festival) https://www.manchesteranimationfestival.co.uk/iea-2021-nominations-announced/
[Nominated] Creative Edinburgh Awards – Commercial award https://www.creative-edinburgh.com/awards/2021
Finalist in the British Short film Awards 2021 – (1) Best Animated short film & (2) Best Scottish Short film https://www.thebritishshortfilmawards.co.uk/2021-awards