LILY’S DRIFTWOOD BAY WINS BEST PRE-SCHOOL SERIES
Lily’s Driftwood Bay, the mixed animation children’s series, has been named Best Pre-School Series at the annual prestigious British Animation Awards in London recently, and, the crew are all locally based which makes us proud as punch!
The British Animation Awards celebrate the finest quality in animation and the coveted Best Pre-School award was awarded to Lily’s Driftwood Bay, beating off stiff competition from the Clangers, Hey Duggee and over 100 other entries.
Lily’s Driftwood Bay has a star studded cast including Stephen Fry, Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks and Richard Dormer who join Lily, voiced by local girl Orlagh O’Keefe in her daily adventures on Driftwood Bay. Lily’s Driftwood Bay has also won an IFTA, an Irish Animation Award, Broadcast Award, Parent’s Choice Award and been nominated for a BAFTA, a Bulldog Award, a Chicago International Film and Television Festival Award and to now win the Best Pre-School Series at the British Animation Awards is a real tribute to the programme.
Collecting the handmade award, Colin Williams said; “What an honour and what an award! The BAAs are awards for our industry by our industry and for our peers to recognise our work like this is so special. It takes over 90 people more than two years to bring a series of Lily’s Driftwood Bay to life so this award has been earned by the whole Sixteen South family.”