Ross Stringer, who graduated from the BA (Hons) Animation course in 2020, won British Short Animation for Crab Day.
Crab Day is the story of a little boy who, as part of a fishing community’s annual ritual, must kill his first crab to become a man and gain his father’s approval.
Ross met his partner, Ciara Kerr, whilst studying at UCA.
Ciara’s short animation, Homemaker, has received international acclaim, winning Best Animation at the This is England Film Festival in Rouen and Best Film and Outstanding Award at the International Student Film and Video Festival in Beijing.
Ross screened Crab Day to staff and students at UCA Farnham just a few days before the ceremony.
After graduating from UCA Farnham, I went back to live with my parents, using my hour of outdoor time walking around my hometown of Great Yarmouth, walking along the beach, looking at buildings, and people. That summoned up all these memories of how I grew up.