New Animation Forum WM Manager Needed

by Dave Allen | | Category: News | Permalink

After 6 years, David Allen, who manages Animation Forum WM (AFWM), is stepping down and looking for someone new to takeover the management of Animation Forum West Midlands. At Animation Forum WM, we're now on the look out for a new face to manage our community for animators in the West Midlands. The ideal candidate will have to... [More]

Mebooks & Show Me The Animation Look for the Next Children’s Illustrator

by Dave Allen | | Category: News | Permalink

Fancy getting your work published on the multi award winning Me Books app and reaching millions of little storytellers all over the world? Me Books have partnered with Show Me The Animation to launch there first ever open to submissions contest to unearth one of the UK’s best budding author/ illustrators. Together they are seeking brand new and original picture books to ignite the imaginations of little storytellers. The best submissions to the contest will have their picture book published in the Me Books Shop available for children all around the world to see, love and enjoy! [More]

Short Film Competition for National Transplant Week 2013

by Dave Allen | | Category: News | Permalink

NHS Blood and Transplant has launched a short-film competition urging people to share their organ donation wishes with their family and friends. The competition, ‘Organ donation through A Lens’ will focus on the importance of having ‘The Donation Conversation’ and will culminate in the launch of National Transplant Week which runs 8 to 14 July. The winning film will encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register and more crucially highlight the importance of talking to family and friends about your wishes. [More]

Send us Your Films! Shorts on Walls is Back

by Dave Allen | | Category: News | Permalink

Shorts on Walls is back, and we want your animated short films to screen!

Animation Forum West Midlands' very own screening event, Shorts on Walls, gives West Midlands' animators and animation companies the chance to screen their latest animated efforts to their peers in a relaxed, bar atmosphere (where exactly will be announced closer to the time).


New Training Scheme for Broadcast Freelancers

by Megan Caulfield | | Category: Features | News | Opportunities | Permalink


NTI Birmingham is launching a new two-day course that you might be interested in.

If you’re a graduate who’s currently or planning to be a broadcast freelancer and are looking to professionalise your career, then this course is perfect for you.


Animation Forum WM's New Youth Wing

by Nathan Wilkes | | Category: News | Permalink

Animation Forum West Midlands has partnered with Young Animators West Midlands, a new community for younger animators and creatives founded by young AFWM member Nathan Wilkes. "Young Animators WM (YAWM) is a group set up by myself with the help of another local young animator Sam George," says Nathan, 16. "In setting up YAWM, we aim to help anyone under 16 years old to understand and participate in the excitement and joy of animation. [More]

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.