DJCAD students win award at the Dingle Animation event

Published on 24 April 2023

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design students who produced the short animated short Frankenphiast received a winning award at the Dingle Animation event in Ireland.

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From left to right are, Ariana Glennie, Millie Strachan, Ariyel Feasey, and the award presenter

A team of students who worked together to create the animated short film Frankenphiast were honoured at the Animation Dingle run by Maurice Galway and JAM Media held in Dingle, Ireland. The animated project was led by director Matthew Jackson, and created by Millie Strachan, Ariyel Feasey, Ariana Glennie, Chantel Samo Gudo, and Denislav Ivanov. While all the team members were awarded, three students were able to attend the event in person along with the project supervisor, and lecturer, Susan Ball.

The Frankenphiast team received the top award for Best Sting which was presented at the Dingle Animation awards event on 24 March 2023. Animation Dingle is a 2-day Festival taking place at the end of March. The event is composed of a conference attended by students and industry professionals, with an awards night where students and professionals compete in a judged festival. In addition, there are workshops, panel discussions and film screenings, all within the town of Dingle, Ireland.

Those that worked on Frankenphiast are all currently in the animation programme and are moving into their final year of studies. The students in their 3rd year in animation produce short film based on the Dingle mascot; the mythical monster An Phaist, who epitomises all that Animation Dingle work hard to nurture and create. All the student groups projects are entered in the competition based on the mascot, which is known as Dingle Stings.

Millie Strachan standing on stage in front of a podium giving an acceptance speech

Millie Strachan accepts the award on behalf of the director and team members.

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