Jessica has been selected as a runner up as part of the 2022 198 WOC Award
“The Fantasy World Of Jessica Ashman” - Interview with Fantasy-Animation.org
Jessica discussed her work, as part of Animate Project’s ‘Accelerate Sessions: Female Figures’, July 2020
Introducing The Best Creatives You’ve Never Heard Of – Campaign Magazine, Feb 2019
Jessica screened work and took part in a panel talk at Tate Britain as part it’s Life Behind Island’s show
Jessica gave a talk at the Edge of Frame Weekender of experimental Animation, about her process of making IDP.
Jessica was interviewed about her films Tenderfoot and Beneath The Surface for Skin Deep Magazine.
Talent Labs, Residences and Awards
Jessica was shortlisted for the 2020 Arts Foundation Foundation Future Award
Selected as part of the Supernomal 2019 Artist Residency
Selected for the Flatpack Waveform Artists Development Scheme 2018
Selected for the Jerwood Visual Arts Bursary 2018
Selected to pitch as part of the 2016 BFI London Film Festival's Experimenta Pitch competition.
Selected as part of the Widening The Lens Pitching competition at 2016 Encounters Film Festival. Read my interview on being selected here.
Selected to be one of 5 artists to take part of the 2015-2016 DRIVE artists development scheme, ran by the experimental animation organisation Animate Projects.
Selected to be part of one 10 emerging directors to be showcased and interviewed at Bristol Encounter's 'Future Encounters'.
Selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab, 2011.
Selected for the 2011 B3 Media Talent Lab
Selected to participate in the 2012 Berlinale Talent Campus
Fixing Luka won Best Animation at the Scottish BAFTA awards.
Fixing Luka wins Best Music at the New Talent Bafta Awards
Fixing Luka wins Best Animation, Best Visuals and Film of the Night at the Limelight Film and Art Awards.
FILM/PROJECT SPECIFIC PRESS
Both Skwigly Mag and Drugstore Culture discuss Hold Tight and the Untold Tales commisioning strand.
A discussion on how Hold Tight was made can be listened to as part of Animate Projects Untold Tales event at Lux, Jan 2019
I Don't Protest, I Just Dance in My Shadow
IDP premiered online with an interview on the process of making with Skin Deep Magazine
The exhibition was reviewed by the online magazine for WOC, Gal Dem
IDP has been selected for the following:
Encounters Film Festival (Bristol) 2018
BlackStar Film Festival (Philadelphia) 2018
Flatpack Festival (Birmingham) 2018
Cardiff International Animation Festival (Cardiff) 2018
Single Frame Festival (North Carolina) 2018
Brooklyn’s Women’s Film Festival (New York) 2018
Fighting Talk Group Exhibition (35 Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield) 2018
Underwire Film Festival 2017 (London)
Diaspora Dialogues Group Exhibition, Winns Gallery (London) 2017
Beneath The Surface
Screened on Channel Four as part of the summer 2017 strand of Random Acts, Presented by Zawe Ashton.
Picked as a 'What to Watch' by online magazine, The Pool
Beneath The Surface has been selected for:
Animation Block Party 2018
The Shortest Nights 2018
Encounters Film Festival (Bristol) 2017
BFI Future Film Festival 2018
TriForce Film Festival 2017
Showed at the Tate Modern's Turbine Festival in July 2015
Selected for competition in the 2015 London Short Film Festival.
Selected for the 2014 Anime Arte festival in Brazil.
Selected for as semi-finalist at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Interviewed over at Dragonframe about my work making The Cycle
The Cycle featured on the following blogs:
Stop Motion Geek
Motion Arts Pro
Cannes In A Van Student of the Month
The Curious Brain
Brief Encounters Film Festival (Sep 2015)
Bristol Festival of Puppetry (Aug/Sep 2015)
Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games (Feb 2015)
Anim!Arte - International Student Animation Festival of Brazil (Oct 2014)
Holland International Animation Festival (March 2015)
Animayo International Animation Festival of Animated Films, Video Games and Visual Effects (May 2015)
Selected for the 2014 Anime Arte festival in Brazil
Selected for The Makeshift Cinema as part of The Peckham and Nunhead Film Festival
FIXING LUKA IS FINALLY ONLINE! Read an interview on how it was made, over at Director's Notes.
FL was one of Sight and Sound's top nine picks for the 2012 London Short Film Festival.
A review for FL here from Eye For Film.
Audio interview by Jonathan Melville from Scottish Films.com about Fixing Luka
Fixing Luka showed in the following festivals/exhibitions:
2017 Accessible Film Festival, Ankara
2016 Image Power Festival, China
2016 Visual Activism for Mental Health exhibition, Athens
2016 Animated! Family Film Festival at the V&A Museum of Childhood
Gal Dem's tent at the 2016 Brainchild Festival
Selected for the 2014 Syracuse International Film Festival
Fixing Luka played at the Sprout Film Festival, New York
Selected for the Nuits Sonores Festival as part of a showcase of Glasgow based filmmakers.
Selected for the ASFF festival in Rome.
Fixing Luka played at the Badalona Film Festival, Madrid
ALCINE Festival Internacional de Cine 2012
EBERSWALDE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012
ABILITYFEST – INDIAN INTERNATIONAL ABILITY FEST 2012
SAGUENAY INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL 2012
ASOLO ART FILM FESTIVAL 2012
3rd ANIBAR INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2012
13TH CORTI DA SOGNI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2012
ALTA LANGA FILM FESTIVAL 2012
FLATPACK FESTIVAL, BIRMINGHAM 2012
GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2012
9th LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2012
TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL: ANIMATED DREAMS
17TH BRISTOL ENCOUNTERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
INTERFILM FESTIVAL, BERLIN
INVERNESS FILM FESTIVAL
25TH LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FLIP INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
BANJA LUKA ANIMATION FESTIVAL
27TH WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL
BRANCHAGE FILM FESTIVAL
BORN SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
FiC BUEU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL
ANIMA MUNDI INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
RUSHES SOHO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2011
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
CANNES IN A VAN, 2011