A GIBRALTARIAN musician has scooped a prestigious Bafta award.

Former Westside pupil Hollie Buhagiar was ‘thrilled’ when her short film, A Love Story, won best short animation at the glitzy British cinema awards.

WINNER: Hollie Buhagiar's Bafta joy
WINNER: Hollie Buhagiar’s Bafta joy

Hollie, 24, wrote and sung the lyrics for the seven-minute short, a quirky and heartwarming tale of two people made of wool.

“I’m thrilled,” said Hollie, who works as a freelance composer in London.

“It’s hard to believe it but the whole team have done such a good job.”

Hollie began working on the film while studying at the National Film and Television School, in London.

“I’ve just completed a masters in composing for film and TV and became friends with some former students who are behind the film,” she said.

“It has quite a atmospheric soundtrack and was really fun to work on.”

Holly is already working on other projects.

“I have worked on adverts and am writing for some longer films at the moment.

“I do miss Gibraltar and its people but I have to be in London because that is where the film industry is.”