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Poles Apart - Winners' Acceptance Speech, British Short Animation, EE British Academy Film Awards in 2018

18 February 2018

Winners' acceptance speech on behalf of Paloma Baeza and Ser En Low for Poles Apart in the British Short Animation category.

PALOMA BAEZA: Thanks so much. Just to be nominated alongside Will and Ben tonight was incredible enough. This is incredible. Thank you so much to the National Film and Television School for their support and belief that we could pull off talking bears against a backdrop of global warning.

To MacKinnon & Saunders, the most incredible puppet makers who gave us our bears, to our cast, who are here tonight, bringing the bears to life, and our families.

Our families, who understood and supported us through the long hours, punishing animation schedules, and to each and every member of our team who are here tonight and should be here on the stage. 

They are committed and the most incredible collaborators we could have wished to have, right? Without them, we just wouldn't be here, and we just feel fantastically lucky. Thank you, BAFTA. Thank you so much. Thank you.