Noisy students: International Success for UCLan Alumni

noisesymbolsFive UCLan graduates have received awards at this year’s NOISE Festival.

NOISE is one of Europe’s biggest open communities for the best up-and-coming talent that focuses on creative work.

Over 5,000 international entrants featured in the festival, creating stiff competition across the creative globe.

Former UCLan students Ben Archer, Bernard Burton, Habib Mohammid, Huzaifa Ali and Shane Noblet took top prizes in specialist areas, including games, advertising and moving image.

Ben Archer, 23, studied Animation. He looks to work in short films in the role of art director or costume designer. Having submitted his short film for NOISE to judge, he was announced as a winner in the event’s ‘Film/Moving Image’ category.

“It’s amazing to see such a positive result to my film and that graduate students are getting recognition within industry for their hard work.” Said Ben, speaking encouragingly about his success.

Also celebrating success was Shane, another member of UCLan’s alumni. He was announced as a winner in the games and new media category.

This was the decision of Games Workshop co-founder, Ian Livingstone, who described Shane’s work as having: “An original and powerful artistic style.”

Former UCLan advertising trio: Bernard, Huzaifa and Habib, were too, recognized with an award. The trio’s entry – ‘Penny for Their Thoughts’ – an advertising campaign for Alzheimer’s Society, was selected to win by curator Andy Bird.

The festival’s winning work is on display at Better Bankside and More London in the capital from September-November.


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