Stoke Your Fires Festival, newly expanded from animation to also cover digtial media and film, has celebrated the launch of its shiny, new website by extending the deadline for submitting animated or live-action short films. [More]
Enjoy a summer's evening drink with fellow animators at the next Animation Forum WM event, Out of Hours on Thursday 15th July (6.30-9pm) at Light House, Wolverhampton. [More]
On 27th March as an AFWM event, part of this years Flatpack Festival 2010 legendary stop-motion animator Barry Purves looks at stop-motion animation. He discusses why, for him and so many, it's still a unique and exciting art form.
Over the last quarter of a century, Barry has animated and directed many prominent television series such as The Wind in the Willows, Rupert Bear, Bob the Builder and worked on feature films like Mars Attacks and King Kong. [More]
Everyone's favourite animated screenings night, Shorts on Walls, returns again this March as part of Flatpack Festival 2010, and animators are once more being invited to submit their short films. [More]
VFX Tutor at Escape Studios, Lee Danskin, has been confirmed as the speaker for the next Animation Forum WM day-long masterclass on 25th February 2010 in Stoke-on-Trent's Stoke Your Fires Festival of Animation.
Lee has had an amazing 18 year career, and was honoured with the title of 'Maya Master' in 2007.Tickets for this intensive one-day animation masterclass are priced at £20 (£15 conc.) – or £15 (£10 conc.) if purchased before 15th January 2010. To grab yourself a ticket, please book your place via the Stoke Your Fires ticket office on 01782 232 323.The masterclass is joint-hosted between Animation Forum West Midlands and Stoke Your Fires Festival of Animation. [More]
Animators, developers, designers and programmers from the region's games industry are spoilt for choice this December as Gamer Camp and Game Central join forces to present a series of free-to-attend evening events across the Midlands. [More]
Come celebrate the launch of Flip Festival '09 with a look at the current state of the West Midlands' animation industry, drinks and screenings. The launch takes place between 7pm-8.45pm, Thursday 5th November 2009, Technology, Engineering and the Environment (formerely 'tic') Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG. [More]
Animation Forum WM is partnering up with Flip Animation Festival and SCRIPT for several exciting events and activities during this year's festival; a Scriptwriting for Animation Workshop (10am-4pm, 5th November, Light House), the festival launch party; Animation in the West Midlands: A Snapshot (7pm-9pm, 6th November 2009, Millennium Point) and the Flip Animation Challenge! [More]