Adapted & Directed by Studio aka's Marc Craste, VARMINTS is a 24 min film based on the award-winning book of the same name by Helen Ward and illustrated by Marc. VARMINTS tells the story of one small creature´s struggle to preserve a world in danger of being lost forever through recklessness and indifference...
VARMINTS was nominated for a BAFTA and shortlisted for an OSCAR and is now available to download from the iTunes UK, USA & Canadian Stores. You can also purchase the original book upon which the film is based from Amazon.
JAPAN - JAPAN WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL 2011 - BEST ANIMATION
VENEZUELA - Int. FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH - BEST ANIMATED FILM
VENEZUELA - Int. FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH - JURY SPECIAL MENTION
USA - MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS 2010 - Best Animatd Movie
ECUADOR - CHULPICINE FILM FESTIVAL 2011 - First Prize 7-14yrs
USA - MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS 2010 - Best Original Score
CHINA - YA'NN PANDA FILM FEST 2010 - The most favorite film for innovation
FRANCE - ROANNE I.A.S.F.F 2010 - Honorific distinction of the Jury
USA - NYICFF 2010 - Environmental Film Award
FRANCE - COURT METRANGE RENNES 2009 - Audience prize
JAPAN - SAPPORO SHORT FILM FEST 2009 - One Title Section Grand Prix
JAPAN - SAPPORO SHORT FILM FEST 2009 - Best Original Score
SPAIN - OURENSE INT FILM FESTIVAL 2009 - Special Jury Mention
ANIMANIMA 2009 - Special Distinction for Best Sound Design
IRAN INT. FESTIVAL OF FILMS FOR CHILDREN 2009 - Golden Butterfly prize.
MELBOURNE INT ANIM FILM FEST 2009 - Audience Award for Long Shorts
RICON INT FILM FESTIVAL 2009 - Best Animated Short
STOKE YOUR FIRES FILM FEST 2009 - BEST ANIMATED SHORT
STOKE YOUR FIRES FILM FEST 2009 - Best of Fest
MINIMALAN SHORT FILM FEST 2009 - International Audience Award
OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL 2009 - Best Animated Short Film
GIJON FILM FESTIVAL 2008 - Best Short Film for the Young Jury
BRADFORD ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2008 - Grand Prize
BRADFORD ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2008 - Audience Prize
CHICAGO - MEDIABRIDGE YOUTH FILM FEST 2008 - Best Animated short
RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FEST 2008 - Grand Prize for Best Animation
RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FEST 2008 - Best Original Music Composition
BAFTA 2009 - Nominated for Best Animated Short
OSCARS 2009 - Shortlisted and specially 'commended'