High Above the Sky

Little Leo helps himself to a jar of sweeties in the supermarket. His dad tells him off so he goes on the run. But when he finds himself heading for the moon, he starts to wish he had never been naughty…


Young people worked with a professional scriptwriter and animators to create a 3 minute animated film called High Above The Sky. The film was a collaboration between SPID and Mew Lab, who have also collaborated on the short animation Deep Beneath The Earth. The film was a great success, winning numerous prizes, nominations and festival screenings.

Watch High Above the Sky Here

Here’s the full list of its achievements:


2014 Shortlist CAKE, Best Professional Animation
2013 First Light Award, Best Animation
2012 WIFF Best Animation
2012 WIFF Runner up BEST of FESTIVAL


2015 9th Big Cartoon Festival, Moscow, Russia
2015 KINOdiseea International Children`s Festival, Romania, Bucharest
2015 3rd Sharjah Internaitonal Children’s Film Festival 2015, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2014 Maryland International Kids FilmFest, Maryland, USA
2014  6th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival, 2014, Pakistan
2014 PLAYFEST Tour, Portugal
2014 CAKE, Ormskirk, UK
2014 Touring Circus Cinema at Martha’s Vineyward Film Festival, Massachutes , USA
2014 Supertoon, Croatia
2014 19th edition of the Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (…y no tan Niños), Mexico
2014  Family Festival at IFI Dublin, Irleand
2014 Birds Eye View Film Festival  with Q&A, BFI, London
2014 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival known as ‘Childish Films’, Minneapolis, USA
2014 Festival International du Film pour l’Enfance et la Jeunesse de Sousse
2014 International Theatre and Film Festival’14 in Stará Ľubovňa
2014 Singapore International Children’s Film Festival, Singapore
2014 PLAY FEST, Lisbon, Portugal
2014  REDCAT International Children Festival , LA, USA
2014  The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival  Chicago, USA (Oscar Qualifying Festival)
2014 Little Big Shots Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2013 London Short Film Festival,  London,Uk (Bafta Recognised)
2013 Malta Children’s Short Film Festival, Malta
2013 9th Children Film Festival Seattle, Seattle, USA
2013 10th LIAF, London, Uk
2013 Pentedattilo Film festival, Reggio, Italy
2013 SIYFF, Seoul, Korea
2013 R2R Festival Vancouver Art Gallery , Vancouver, Canada
2013 Scratch Animation Festival , Lecce, Italy
2013  Animatic 2013  the Mostra 6th edition ,  Pamplona, Spain
2013 Awesomearts , Perth, Austrlalia
2013 British Animation Film Festival , London, UK
2013 Miaf 2013 , Melbourne, Australia
2013 Tiff 2013 , Toronto, Canada
2013 8th ATHENE ANIMAFEST , Athen, Greece
2013 Animac, Spain
2013 St Alban Film Festival, Uk
2012 Animage Festival, Brasil
2012 Colchester Film Festival, UK
2012 Witney Film Festival , UK
2012 WIFF, UK
2012 AIFF,Auburn International Film Festival,Australia
2012 KinoFest,Romania
2012 The Animae Caribe , Trinidad and Tobago
2012 Adelaide Kids Film Festival , Australia
2012 Ale Kino,Poland
2012 Animax Skopje Festival, Macedonia


2015 Into film, Bradford2015 São Tomé Fest Film by PLAY FEST Special l Screening, São Tomé e Príncipe, Brasil
2014 The One Reelers Film Club, The Cinema Museum, UK
2014 ANDkids World Film Festival , Hawaii, Special Program as part of  The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
2014 Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, USA
2014 Animated Women UK, MPC, London UK
2014 Honolulu Museum of Art , Hawaii, Special Program as part of  The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
2013 SICAF Special Touring Program as part of Miaf 2013 KID special
2013 PLAY FEST Special Pre Festival Screening, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 10th Indie AniFest, Seoul, Korea