BA (Hons) Animation student James Kaye’s short animated film, Akkorokamui, has won an Award of Merit in the Best Shorts Competition 2023.
The Best Shorts Competition is an international film competition that attracts well established filmmakers as well as talented newcomers. Established in 2011, Best Shorts is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators.
James's animated short film Akkorokamui was placed in the Animation (Student), Children / Family Programming (Student) categories.
James’s film is about long-distance friendships overseas. Two children, one from the land and one from the sea, finding friendship where they never thought possible, out on the empty ocean. Embracing their differences as both human and mythological creature.