By: Natalie Tripp, BYU News
Provo Utah, USA



“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. 

The film has no dialogue; this puts a lot of focus on the musical composition written by recently graduated student Jordan Kamalu.

Special Thanks to:

  • Pixar
  • Dream Works
  • Blue Sky
  • Sony
  • Disney
  • Auto Desk
  • Side Effects
  • The Foundary
  • HP
  • Adobe
  • Wacom
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