ACG Yoobee graduate wins Best Animated Film at Tropfest 2015


Best Animated Film at last weekend’s Tropfest went to none other than ACG Yoobee graduate Steven McNicholl! Steven’s somewhat dark short film about a crazy zombie rabbit wowed festival judges and earned him a $2500 cash prize. Check it out here:

One of just 16 short films selected from around the country, Steven said being picked as a finalist for the world’s largest short film festival was a huge thrill, let alone winning one of the categories.

“Like everyone who entered, we were hoping to do well but we were just as excited to be a finalist. Winning was like being in a dream. I’m so proud of all of us for getting there.”

Steven, who has just graduated from ACG Yoobee with Diplomas in Advanced Animation and 3D Graphics, directed and produced the clip, with the help of his classmates and support from tutor Kennedy Faimanifo. It took four months to make.

He’s now working with others from his course on their first feature film and plans to invest his cash prize into the project. “I just want to keep directing and making films. I’ve never been happier!”