A SHORT film featuring music written by a Gibraltarian composer has won the BAFTA for British Short Animation.
Hollie Buhagiar wrote a score for ‘Poles Apart’, which triumphed in the ceremony at Royal Albert Hall.
‘Poles Apart’ features an unlikely meeting between a polar bear and grizzly bear in the melting Arctic.
Growing up in Gibraltar, Hollie left the Rock to study at Leeds College of Music where she graduated with a first-class honours degree in music production.
She then completed a Masters at the National Film and Television School near London, during which she was invited to study alongside award-winning composers Conrad Pope and Nan Schwartz in Vienna.
In her short-lived but already glittering career, Hollie has worked for Channel 4, the BFI, Film London and the BBC.
The Chief Minister was quick to praise Hollie for her achievement.
“What great news for all of Gibraltar to be proud of,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Well done Hollie – Congratulations from all of us at the Gibraltar government who know just how brilliant Gibraltarian talent can be.”