Thursday, June 18, 2009

Festival de Cine de Huesca 09

This Way Up laid its mitts on the 'Special Award of the Jury' at Festival de Cine de Huesca 09 last weekend.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Prix Ars Electronica

This Way Up received an honorary mention in the Computer Animation / Film / VFX category at Priox Ars Electronica 2009.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Apologies for the late update

Since the Oscar nomination festival requests have been coming in thick and fast, with everyone wanting a piece of This Way Up. It recently received a jury award for 'Best Animated Short' at Riverrun Int'l Film Festival!

Here's where the film has been nominated since my last update.

Athens (Ohio) Int'l Film Festival (April 09)
Aspen Shortsfest (1st-5th April 2009)
Nashville Independent Film Festival (17-24th April 09)
Cartoons on the Bay (April 09)
East End Film Festival (23 - 30th April 2009)
International Animated Film Festival ReAnimacja, Poland (24-26th April 2009)
Indie Lisboa Int'l Independent Film Festival (23 Apr - 3rd May 09)
BeFilm New York (Apr 28 – May 2, 09)
Stuttgart International Animation Film Festival (1-6th May 09)
AniFest, Trebon & Teplice (1st-14th May 09)

Future screenings:

UK Film Centre at Cannes Int'l Film Festival (13-24th May 09)
ANIFEST 09 Almaty, Kazakhstan (30 May – 5 June 2009)
Brooklyn Academy of Music "Next Wave" Festival (June 17 - July 2 09)
Brooklyn International Film Festival (5-14th June 09)
Festival de Cine de Huesca (8-12th June 09)
International Competition of Short Films at Art Film Fest, Slovakia (June 20th - 27th, 2009)
Animator Festival (Poland) (6th – 11th July 2009)
Just for Laughs Film Festival, Montreal (July 16 to the 26th)
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's Festival 'Toon Town Troublemakers' Festival (August 09)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


On Thursday we were delighted to find out that our 3D animated caper ‘This Way Up’, directed by Smith and Foulkes and created entirely at the Nexus studio, has been officially nominated for an Academy Award® in the ‘Best Animated Short Film’ category. The film will be available to download on Itunes in its entirety very soon – so watch this space..!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Festival frenzy

Here's the latest news on festivals you can catch This Way Up at:

 - New York Int'l Children's Film Festival (27th Feb to 7th March 09)
 - Tehran Int'l Animation Festival (1-5th March 09)

 - Sofia International Short Film Festival in Bulgaria (5-15th March 09)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sundance is shining on This Way Up

'This Way Up' is packing up it's coffin and jetting off to Sundance for the city's annual film festival! For those of you who can't make it to Sundance, 'This Way Up' will be screening a little closer to home at the London Short Film Festival next month too.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This Way Up tickles funny bones in Estonia!

This Way Up won a Jury's Special Mention for Best Humour at Animation Dreams Animation Festival, part of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, November 2008.