Re-Animating a Dead Python!

by Dave Allen | | Category: Events | Permalink

Directors behind new Monty Python-themed animated feature, A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, are talking about their new film on Saturday 23rd March at Birmingham City University's School of Art, Margaret Street, as part of Flatpack Festival.

Hosted by Animation Forum West Midlands, Directors Ben Timlett and George Sander-Jackson will be talking about collaborative movie-making and mixing multiple animation styles, after working with fourteen different animation companies on their latest release.

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Get in an AnimationJam

by Dave Allen | | Category: Events | Permalink

What do you get when you shove* a dozen animators into a room for a weekend? Well, we don’t really know either, but we hope an animation short film or two comes out of it anyway, when Animation Forum WM’s free, three-day event, AnimationJam between Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th February 2013 hits NTI Birmingham.

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‘Shorts on Walls’ 2012 is Nearly Here!

by Megan Caulfield | | Category: Events | Permalink

Shorts on Walls

Shorts on Walls will be returning once more to this years Flatpack Festival with an exciting screening event on 16th March 2012.

Held in the Custard Factory’s former dance studio, this popular event gives Midlands’s animators the chance to screen their latest work and mingle with fellow animators over a drink of their choice.

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Not So Silent Animation Challenge Launches!

by Dave Allen | | Category: Opportunities | Permalink

Animators everywhere are being challenged to bring to life a unique collection of silent movie scores recently been recorded by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) as part of The Silent Movies Animation Challenge from Animation Forum West Midlands, the CBSO and Birmingham Library & Archive Services.

The Silent Animation Challenge is open to anyone with a passion for animation. Using the scores recorded by the CBSO, animators are being asked to create a unique piece of work that will reawaken the spirit of the ‘golden era of cinema’ – between 1915 and 1929:

 

The best submissions will have their work screened – accompanied by the Orchestra – at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, on Friday 20th April 2012 prior to the Friday Night Classics: Classic Chaplin concert at 7.30pm.

The winning animator will then receive a place on the Introduction to Final Cut Pro X course at Birmingham City University’s NTI Birmingham, as well as a money-can’t-buy placement at award-winning animation studio, The CharacterShop, in Birmingham.

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AFWM Event! British Animation Awards Public Screenings

by Dave Allen | | Category: Events | Permalink

Animation Forum WM have teamed up with Dice Productions and Flip Festival to bring you three consecutive nights of fantastic animated short films this February, for the British Animation Awards Public Choice Screenings.

Three seperate programmes of screenings the best UK animated films of 2010 and 2011 will be screened Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th February, from 7pm each night at The Custard Factory Theatre.

Tickets can be bought in advance online for £5 per night using the Eventbrite form below and include a free drink courtesy of Flip Animation Festival. Attendees can also buy tickets for all three screenings if they prefer for a reduced rate of £12.

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Shorts on Walls 2012 Open for Submissions!

by Dave Allen | | Category: News | Permalink

Shorts on Walls

Our Shorts on Walls screenings will be returning once more to this year's Flatpack Festival (14th-18th March 2012), which naturally means one thing: we need your animated short films sharpish.

Shorts on Walls gives Midlands animators and studios the chance to screen their latest animated works and mingle with fellow animators over a beverage of their choosing.

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AFWM Event! Jonathan Hodgson: Drawn From Life

by Dave Allen | | Category: Events | Permalink

Animators across the land are invited to attend our next event, a tantalising talk by award winning Animation Director Wonderland - The Trouble With Love And Sex, Jonathan Hodgson.

His most recent film Wonderland: The Trouble with Love and Sex is the first full-length animated documentary on British television and was broadcast on BBC2 and BBC HD on 11th May 2011. Here's a clip:

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