Exciting news from across the Atlantic; The Highway Rat has won the Audience Award (age 3-6) at the New York International Children Film Festival. Our first recognition! It's a huge honour to be chosen out of a mix of strong international film content. This festival is quite an ambitious one; it runs for 4 weeks and welcomes over 25,000 visitors through the doors of various New York venues. The aim is to present them with a mix of the best new animation, live action and documentary from all over the world. It's very rewarding to receive an Audience Award, as it means the film is enjoyed by those who it was aimed for. It's still a mystery to figure out how to hold a child's attention, so it's nice to know that our naughty Rat has managed it! Here are the other winners.