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Kingston Smith announces winning charity films of 2016 Creative Vision Award

Kingston Smith announces winning charity films of 2016 Creative Vision Award

Two films, created for Refuge and Create, have won this year’s 2016 Creative Vision Award, announced by Kingston Smith and Bournemouth University.

The short brand films were created by film students and the awards are worth £150,000 each.

Refuge’s film (main image) by the Alpaca Chinos, a team of film students from Bournemouth University, is a toy animation set in a child’s bedroom, showing a woman trapped through domestic violence. It uses a snow globe to demonstrate how a woman experiencing abuse is trapped and isolated from the outside world by her perpetrator. As the female character begins to reach out for support, she is assisted by the other toys, which represent Refuge, and breaks free from the globe to begin a new life.

Team Pablo’s winning film for Create reflects the sense of empowerment that Create’s workshops bring to young carers, who can often feel isolated by their responsibilities. It showcases the breadth of creative art forms that Create works in, from photography to music to art, the film shows how the charity’s workshops provide young carers with skills, friendship and confidence.


Nicky Goulder, co-founder and chief executive of Create, said:

“We’ve been blown away by the creativity, ingenuity and skill of the young animators, and are delighted with the film they have created. The issues faced by young carers, including social isolation, lack of opportunities and low levels of confidence, are largely unknown by the general public. This animation will help us to raise awareness of these issues, and of the life-changing power of the creative arts.”

The Creative Vision Award was launched by Kingston Smith in 2015, in partnership with Bournemouth University’s BFX Competition to encourage and support success and innovation across two of Kingston Smith’s key sectors: charity and media,

The event also marked the launch of the 2017 Creative Vision Award, which opened on19th October, and offers two further charities the opportunity to win their own digital brand film. More details about the Kingston Smith Creative Vision Award and how to apply are available on its website.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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