19th March 2007




A single mum studying at the University of Lincoln has had her animated film selected for a national short film festival.


Sarah Holmes (38) from Thorney near Newark will see her film ‘Witches Brew’ screened at the Bang! Short Film Festival at the Broadway Cinema in Nottingham this weekend.


‘Witches Brew’ is a collage-type animation about a witch and her black cat which combines photographs with drawings and paintings.


In it the witch’s cat catches the ingredients for the witch's recipe and once it is made the witch feeds the mixture to the cat and turns it into a wizard.


“The film was made for a narrative brief we were given at university and I really wanted to have a try at some animation,” said Sarah, who is in the second year of her Contemporary Lens Media degree course.


“This is my second short animation – I produced the film myself and it took about two months to complete.


“This is the first time I have been selected for a film festival and when I first received confirmation I felt very shocked and had to keep convincing myself it was real.


“I am really looking forward to it and it has been an overwhelming experience, especially with the fact that I have only ever completed one animation before starting to make ‘Witches Brew’.”


The Bang! Short Film Festival takes place in Nottingham on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March.


Sarah’s film was chosen from over 180 entries and will be screened in the Young Filmmakers / Family Matinée programme and in the new Bangimation section at 3pm on both days.



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