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“BAFTA is one of the most prestigious awards in the world. Just being on the shortlist of films is very, very prestigious.” -Brent Adams, Director of the BYU Center for Animation.
The BYU Center for Animation has a history of earning accolades for its student-created animated short films each year. 2016 has been no different.
This year’s film, Papá, won the Student Emmy Award for Best Music Composition and has a place on the prestigious shortlist of the British Academy of Film and Television Art (BAFTA) Awards student competition, happening this month.
The comedic and heart-felt storyline of Papá centers on a father’s overly-protective love for his daughter as she goes on a date.
Student writer and director Danny Russon created the storyline for Papá with fellow students.
"I felt the story had the potential to touch on some deeper, heartfelt themes like death, letting go and trust, while still maintaining a warm, charming feeling with potential for humor along the way," Russon said.
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