After a perilous drive of obnoxious dashboard beeping and disconcerting exclamation marks we arrived at the Shepton Digital Arts Festival last night. They've taken over an amazing space in the vast penthouse of a retail centre. Covered in atmospheric colour-changing lights and with a little bar/cafe (with free cake!), this great room made it all feel very exciting. There were some great films in the different categories and a wide variety, as well as many fellow UWE animation graduates which makes me proud to see. "Forget Me Not" was chosen as the winner of the Short Animation Showcase and I was given a cool trophy (My First Trophy) and a fancy bottle of fizziness and glory. I'm sad to have missed all the great workshops and events that went on over the festival, but by the sounds of it they completely sold out which is great news for this new festival. I will certainly be keeping up-to-date with the fun at next years festival and hopefully taking part again.
Thanks so much Shepton! You've done an amazing job with the festival and I know the South West appreciates it tremendously .
(photo was stolen, if anyone minds I shall remove)