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BBC announce Wingspan film on much-loved artist Quentin Blake

January 2021: In this warm celebration of one of Britain's best loved artists, the illustrator and author Sir Quentin Blake tells the story of his 70 year long career: in his own words, and with his own pictures. 

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CNN Films & BBC announce Wingspan documentary following scientific journey to COVID-19 vaccines

December 2020: Documentary will tell the inside story of the biggest scientific challenge of our age – how a small, international group of vaccine scientists took on COVID-19

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ITV announces commission of Wingspan documentary ‘Dancing on Thin Ice with Torvill & Dean’, as a highlight of this year’s festive schedule

November 2020: This unique 1 x 90’ film sees Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean travel to Alaska on an extraordinary quest to fulfil a life-long dream that also provides a first-hand insight into the effects of climate change. 

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'The Joy of Winning' WINS the top award at AFO, Europe's biggest science film festival

April 2019: This is the third prize for the 'Joy of...' franchise at AFO: in 2015 'The Joy of Logic' also picked up Best International Film and in 2017 'The Joy of Data' received an honourable mention in the same category.

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'Animation 2018' film 'Meteorlight' wins two top prizes

December 2018:  Jonny Eveson's unforgettable film 'Meteorlight' - part of Wingspan, the BBC and the BFI's Animation 2018 initiative - won two prizes at the London International Short Film Festival.  The epic sci-fi animation triumphed in both the Best UK Animated Short category and the overall prize of Best UK Short.

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Archie Baron reappointed to PACT Council

January 2019:  Wingspan's Creative Director will serve a third term as a director of the UK's trade association for independent content producers in film and TV.

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Animation 2018: UK premiere at BFI Southbank

On Monday 19th November, thirteen short animated films, executive produced by Wingspan Productions, received their premiere at NFT1 at BFI Southbank, ahead of their forthcoming transmission on BBC Four on 2nd December. 

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‘Animation 2018’ grant winners unveiled in BBC/BFI backed scheme

July 2018: Following on from last year's 'Listen to Britain 2017', devised and produced by Wingspan, we're again joining up with BBC / BFI, this year to support new and emerging animators. The successful teams use a wide range of animation styles to entertaining and powerful effect and will be managed throughout by Wingspan. 

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'Listen to Britain 2017' filmmaker wins Best Director Award at the Debbies

February 27th 2018: Maia Krall Fry ('Silent Roars') emerged with the Best Director award at the inaugural Edinburgh TV Festival Debbie Awards, established to recognise new talent who made their broadcast debut in 2017. She beat tough competition including fellow Listen to Britain 2017 filmmaker, Ruth Grinberg.

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Wingspan working with BFI and BBC again in 2018 - this time seeking new and emerging animators

February 14th 2018: Following the success of Listen to Britain 2017, Wingpsan, BBC and BFI call out for Britain's best new animation talent.

 

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Two 'Listen to Britain 2017' directors nominated for a Debbie!

February 13th 2018: Maria Krall Fry ('Silent Roars') and Ruth Grimberg ('Learning to Swim') are announced as among the six shortlisted debut directors nominated for the Edinburgh TV Festival Debbie Awards celebrating emerging directors who made their broadcast debut in 2017.

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Listen To Britain 2017 premieres at BFI Southbank

On Tuesday 19th September 12 short documentaries executive produced by Wingspan Productions premiered in NFT1 at BFI Southbank, ahead of transmission on BBC Four on 24th Sept in a special evening of programming introduced by Oscar winning director, Kevin Macdonald.

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