The US premiere of Voicing CSA: The Mouse took place last week at the Florida Animation Festival. We were pleased to spread the message of The Truth Project and raise awareness of child sex abuse to another corner of the globe, but this one had an extra layer of achievement, as the film was first placed in the Traditional (International) category.
Voicing CSA (Child Sex Abuse) and The Truth Project work to help adult survivors of child sexual abuse find their voice, and we collaborated with patron Christopher Harper (Nathan Curtis, Coronation Street) and chair Phillip Lafferty, to produce this short film (below) to educate people about the dangers of child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation.
Director, Katie Steed, said:
I’m absolutely delighted and hugely honored that The Mouse has won this fantastic award, and most importantly, I am thrilled that by screening this film, the festival was able to get it’s message out to a wider audience of people to whom it could potentially make a tiny but vital difference.
Other screenings & festivals
- We are extremely proud to announce that The Mouse will be taking part in two different programmes at this year’s Hiroshima Animation Festival: Best of the World” and “Animation for Peace”. One of the longest running and largest animation festivals in the world, it takes place every 2 years; this year between 23-27th August.
- Following on from the Portuguese premiere in March, The Mouse will be screening at the music festival O Sol da Caparica in August, where instead of advertisement between concerts, animated films will be screened.
- The Mouse will have its second US screening in September at Conscious Cartoons International Animation Festival, Washington. The festival features three days of animated shorts with socially conscious, humanistic themes.
- As part of the Anima Mundi festival in Brazil, The Mouse will be shown in Rio de Janeiro (21-29 July) and Sao Paulo (1-5 August)
On a final note, we were pleased to be included on Feedspot’s Top 10 UK Animation Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2018. Slurpy feature alongside such industry favourites as 3D Artist and Skwigly Animation Magazine, who were selected because of “actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information.”