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Alumni Awards Triumph

With awards season in full swing, we are delighted to announce that Edinburgh College of Art alumni Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson triumphed at this year's BAFTAs, scooping the award for Best Short Animation.

Longbird

Their film, The Making of Longbird, debuted at the College's 2011 Degree Show, and has gone on to win a string of international awards.

The 15-minute feature follows Will as he struggles to make a movie about Longbird, an animated Russian bird from 1911.

Edinburgh College of Art is enormously proud of the achievement of Will and Ainslie. The BAFTA win is testament to the stunning quality of animation produced at the College and its international standing, and a great spur to further success. Congratulations all round.

Chris BrewardPrincipal of Edinburgh College of Art

You can find out more about Will and Ainslie’s path to success, as well as their plans for the future, in our March newsletter.

It is the season

Crispin Struthers

In more awards season news, University of Edinburgh Physics graduate, Crispin Struthers, was nominated for the Best Film Editing award at Sunday’s star- studded Oscars ceremony.

Crispin was nominated for his editing on Silver Linings Playbook, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.

After graduating from Edinburgh, Crispin took a short film editing course in the USA. He is now based in Los Angeles, and his editing work includes Academy-award winning film, The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale.

Crispin Struthers Oscar photo courtesy of Disney ABC Television Group.

Edinburgh College of Art