Saniya Wins First Place in ISA Film and Animation Competition

27th June 24

Saniya, a Year 13 student at Abbey College Manchester, has won First Place in the Animation Category for Key Stage 5 at the prestigious ISA Film and Animation Competition 2024. Her short animated film, “Welcome to my Head,” impressed the judges with its creativity and technical prowess.

The ISA Film and Animation Competition is a renowned national event that invites pupils of all ages to showcase their creative and technical skills in various genres, from digital animation and stop motion to silent film, documentary, and video art.

Saniya, who has been studying Art and Design at Abbey College Manchester for two years, crafted a unique world of monsters in her winning animation. “Creating the animation allowed me to show a unique world of monsters,” Saniya said. “I was inspired by the imaginative perspectives of children. Winning the ISA animation competition is a great honour, and it’s exhilarating to see my efforts recognized. It brings me more confidence in my creations and motivates me to work even harder.”

Saniya has received offers to further her studies in Animation at university, including Barcelona. Reflecting on her time at Abbey College Manchester, she highlighted the significance of her art classes: “The most exciting and enjoyable part for me was art classes. These lessons were filled with diverse experiments with materials and techniques. We did lots of fascinating work, bringing our imaginative concepts to life. Throughout my studies, teachers mentored me; they not only offered advice but also had wonderful ideas for improvements.”

Claire Rigby, Head of Creative Arts praised Saniya’s acheivement “Saniya deserves her success and we’re really happy her work has been recognised at such a high level. I’m sure she’ll go on to even greater achievements at university and beyond.”

The entire community at Abbey College Manchester is incredibly proud of Saniya’s achievements and wishes her the best in her future endeavours in the world of animation.

Saniya’s winning film can be viewed below.

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