University of Westminster Animation BA students were presented with Westminster Animation Student Awards (Wammies) at the University of Westminster’s Regent Street Cinema in central London on Wednesday 25 January.

Stephen Ryley, chair of the jury of the Department of Animation and Course Leader for the Animation BA Honours course, explained: “The Wammies recognise significant achievements in a variety of conceptual, technical and aesthetic fields by student animators on the Animation BA Honours programme.”

Sylvie Bringas, an animation producer and leader of the final year documentary project module, presented the awards. Westminster students, their friends and family members attended the ceremony.

Animation BA Honours student Cecilia Corzo said: "This award was a surprise but it feels amazing to have our hard work recognised. We are very proud of our film."

Stephen Ryley added: “Our students have produced some truly world-class animated documentaries this year, and the jury was spoilt for choice. I am sure these are not the only awards our students will be winning, as their films make their way around the international festival circuit.”

This year’s winners are Cassie Amis, Cecilia Corzo and Eloise Prince, for the best technical achievement for their film Copper; Zak Chamberlain and Maria Piva, for best sound design for Jungle Dominical; Ivelina Ivanova, for best aesthetics for Silent London; Carrie Gillary, Anna Perucho and Sci Sarhan, for most improved project for I will wave my flag; and Natasza Cetner and Josephine Leung for best animated documentary for Contact .

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