Four students from École des Nouvelles Images have picked up a BAFTA Student Film Award For Animation for their short film Hors Piste (Off-piste). Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, and Oscar Malet, from the school in Avignon, France, won the animation prize at the ceremony on July 9.
Hors Piste is a cg short about two hapless mountain rescuers called Salami and Parmesan. It was nominated at this year’s Annies, and has been made available to stream on demand by its distributor, Miyu. Brunel, Jalabert, and Malet were also involved in Play-off, a short film we featured back in 2017.
At the BAFTAs, Hors Piste beat two other finalists: Apart by Diana Cam Van Nguyen (Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic) and The Ostrich Politic by Mohamad Houhou (Gobelins, France).