'Wonderful characterisation, colours and sound. Conveys the look and tones of the book cover beautifully and more than doffs its hat at the aesthetic of vintage animation - it feels very tactile, honest and timeless... you could almost imagine it on 60s Russian TV at 3am in the morning. Clever parallel-ish editing and lovely movement throughout - great start and end frames too.'
The Kingston Animation Prize is an annual competition sponsored by Vintage and run with final year students on the Kingston University animation course. The students are invited to script and create short animated films based on a book selected by Vintage.
In recent years, internationally acclaimed authors such as Salman Rushdie, Karl Ove Knausgaard and Jonas Karlsson have been involved. Working as illustrators, animators, producers and scriptwriters, the students are divided into teams and given artistic licence to create their animations in any way they choose.
For 2017, the project was the Vintage Classics Russians series, six of the greatest works of Russian literature published for the centenary of the Russian Revolution.