Awards & Screenings

The Royal Television Society Wales Centre 2012
Animation: "Acorns" by Gemma Roberts & Team

Acorns RTS Award from the Ffresh Festival at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, 22/02/2013
Acorns was awarded first prize from a total of 10 nominated animated short films from The University of Wales, Newport, and University of Glamorgan in the Animation category for The Royal Television Society Wales Centre 2012. The award was presented at the 10th Ffresh Festival (Student Moving Image Festival of Wales) at Glyndwr University in Wrexham 22nd February 2013.

The RTS Jury had this to say about Acorns:
Acorns was also very accomplished and felt a very complete animation project. It was classy, enchanting and sophisticated, providing a captivating representation of the seasons through colour and it also featured a stunning piano score. Overall, Jury Members were unanimously impressed by its sophistication and high quality.
The first prize winner in each category will also be submitted for judging at the UK final of the RTS Student Television Awards, to be held in London during April.

"Best Animation" and "Best Overall Film" at The University of Wales, Newport Animation Graduate Awards Show 2012
(A part of the Newport Film School and Skillset Media Academy Wales)

"Best Animation and "Best Overall Film" Award at the Newport Animation Graduate Showcase Awards 13/06/2012

Acorns is proud winner of the Best Animation and Best Overall Film awards and was presented with an illustration from Bristol-based Martha Ford from Aardman as a prize. Acorns was previously shortlisted into the top 11 graduate films of Newport's Animation class of 2012 as voted by fellow Animation students.
Acorns was also nominated for Best Art Direction along with Catharsis by Claire Spiller and the winner: Babbit by Jessica Kate Leslau.


MUMIA (Mostra Udigrudi Mundial de Animação)

October 2014


Hiroshima International Film Festival

Educational Film Market
21st-25th August 2014

4-17 Kakomachi
Hiroshima 730-0812

Klik! Amsterdam Animation Film Festival

12-17th November 2013

EYE Film Institute Netherlands
IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Blackrock Animation Film Festival

11-12th October 2013

2 Seapoint Court,
Temple Crescent,
Blackrock, Co. Dublin,

ANIMA - Córdoba International Animation Festival

10-12th October 2013

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Pabellon Argentina, Ciudad Universitaria.
Córdoba, Argentina

The Inconnu Festival 2013

14th-17th April 2013

The 10th International Short Film Festival
5, Avenue Mac-Mahon, Paris, France

The Mecal Festival 2013

4th-28th April 2013

Acorns is selected for the parallel "Children's Section 2 Screening" at Mecal.

The International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona
C/ Clot, 46
08018 Barcelona, Spain

Festival Noche de Monos 2012

7th-9th November 2012

International Selection
Caltanissetta, Italy

Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival

23rd-28th October 2012

Banja Luka International Film Festival

Jevrejska 7378000Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Newport Animation & Games Graduation Show

Exhibition and Awards Screening - 13th June 2012 - 5:30-6:30pm

City Centre Campus, Ground Floor
University of Wales, Newport
Usk Way
NP20 2BP
United Kingdom


  1. congratulations!!! I'm studying animation at Sheridan in Canada and this is inspiring to see :)

    1. Thank you Jazmine! You have a lovely blog, I look forward to seeing more of your work. All the best for your studies! :)