Winner: The Neighbourhood

The judges were impressed with all the shortlisted entries in this category, but this was the one that provoked sighs of pleasure and demands to watch it again.

Love your neighbourhoodThe company behind it, The Neighbourhood, was set up in June 2006 by four directors with backgrounds in architecture, CG animation, digital media and illustration. The company wanted a piece of self-promotion for the first Christmas after launch. According to The Neighbourhood, the intention was “to create something timeless and beautiful that could have a life beyond the festive season”. Its success can be judged from the fact that it immediately became a huge viral success, attracting over 20,000 viewings in the first two days of its release. One judge described the piece as simply “a joy”.

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Photos of The Neighbourhood receiving their awards

Shortlist:

  • Fort Dunlop Green / Smoothe - A short film explaining the environmental aspects of Urban Splash's redevelopment of Fort Dunlop in Birmingham.
  • Safe & Sound (+ DVD/CD) / Stardotstar - a character-driven cartoon serial delivering road safety messages for children.
  • Blythe Road / Uniform - a short film showing The potential for regeneration of a former EMI site in Hayes.