Dyslexia Action is delighted to have been chosen as one of two charities to benefit from winning six animated films custom made by animation students to convey the charity’s message.

The animated films were created for the inaugural Creative Vision Award for Charities, created and funded by accountancy firm Kingston Smith LLP. Along with blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, Dyslexia Action has won animated short films worth an estimated £150,000 each. The films were created in partnership with Bournemouth University’s BFX Festival and used cutting-edge VFX and animation techniques to tell a story. The students were asked to use the films to highlight Dyslexia Action’s commitment to supporting children, young people and adults with literacy and numeracy difficulties, dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. 

From the original brief, a variety of scripts were written and storyboards produced. Along with industry experts, Dyslexia Action selected a short list of films and student teams working on those chosen films were given the opportunity to work with mentors to create these fantastic films. 

Kevin Geeson, Chief Executive said: “We feel very privileged to have been chosen as one of two charities to win an animated film dedicated to visualising our charity’s message. Showing how our charity can support people through a visual representation is particularly appropriate for Dyslexia Action as a charity that provides help and support to those with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. We believe that this film will enable us to connect with people in a different way, which wouldn’t have been possible without this award.

“We are thrilled to have access to such a high quality piece of work and would like to congratulate all of the students on the creativity and vibrancy of their entries. We are sure that this animated film will help Dyslexia Action in its aim to help children, young people and adults to reach their full potential.”

The winning film is called A Way out of the Woods and can be seen here:

The other 5 shortlisted films  can be found here

Let us know which one was your favourite and why.