The awards were presented at the historic Regent Street Cinema, an independent British Cinema located on Regent Street, London. Opened in 1848, it is regarded as the birthplace of British cinema and is known for hosting the first ever screening of a moving image film in the UK.
The competition is organised by NAHEMI, the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image.
“The Nahemi-Kodak award is something I have taken part in every year I have studied at Leeds Arts University, and each year has been one of the things I've looked forward to most. Each year we've tried to improve upon our previous efforts and experiment with new techniques within the limitations of the competition and so to be awarded third in the 'Best in Brief' category is really an honour for all of us and really something that means a lot after being a part of the competition during our three years at University.”
BA (Hons) Animation lecturer Dr Ben Simpson was thrilled by his student’s success, saying: “The animation department are truly proud of the four graduating students Bethan Reast, Harry Richards, Maddie Hancocks and Daisy Lewis […] It was a fantastic achievement and a true day for celebration in such an historic venue.”