Monday 13 October 2008

Award for Aspergers Syndrome film

I have just got back to York from the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival awards at the Filmhouse, Edinburgh and I am delighted to say that the Biomation Aspergers Syndrome film was the winner of the animation category at the festival.

The competition received entries from across the world including America, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and Israel.

The Aspergers Syndrome film was commended for its use of animation to explore the social, scientific and emotional aspects of Aspergers Syndrome.

It was such an honour to see the film being shown on the big screen at the prestigious Filmhouse in Edinburgh alongside other award winning films.

You can view the film here:

The screening created huge interest about the film and luckily I was armed with DVDs to give to film professionals and clinicians invited to the ceremony. Many of them want to spread the word about the film and the Biomation project!

Due to the timing of the event it was virtually impossible for the young people, artists and staff from Lime Trees to attend the ceremony. However, on behalf of the Biomation project and the City of York Council I would like the staff and young people from the Lime Trees Child and Adolescent Unit to receive the award. Hopefully we can arrange a formal presentation of the award to Lime Trees and the young people involved in the project over the coming weeks.

One last thing…
The organisers of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival are hoping to make the festival an international event in the future. They are are in talks with organisations to have events in places such as Vienna, Berlin and………. York! Watch this space…

Congratulations to everyone involved in making the film an award wining film and ensuring it gets the recognition it deserves.


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