Oscar-nominated, BAFTA-winning director and animator, Ian Emes will be answering a Q&A at a retrospective of his work on 11th September 2011 at the Electric Cinema, Birmingham, as part of Birmingham's massive annual free arts festival, ArtsFest.
The Birmingham-born animator famed for his influential films for Pink Floyd, won a BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar in 1984 for his short film, Goodie Two Shoes. [More]
Animators, graphic artists and illustrators looking for a career in the games industry are running out of time to apply for Gamer Camp: Pro (a sister project of Animation Forum WM), which has just three places left on its intensive, industry-endorsed, training course.
Starting this September, Gamer Camp: Pro pits budding games artists and animators in teams with programmers, during working hours (Mon-Thu, 9-5), to give them the specific skills and experience needed to kick-start a career in games. [More]
Warwickshire animation duo The Brothers McLeod are inviting AFWM members to an exclusive screening of their suitably bonkers TV pilot The Isle of Spagg.
The screening takes place on Thursday 18th August at The Electric Cinema, Birmingham (B5 4DY), with drinks starting at 6.30pm followed by the screening at 7.00pm. [More]
FLIP Animation Festival is looking for AFWM members to animate stings for this year's festival through their new competition; Flippin' Stings.
"Your task is to create a 10 second animation sting," say the FLIP organisers, who will be using the stings throughout the festival and during screenings. [More]
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:
Flip Festival returns this October and is now calling for submissions.
FLIP International Animation Festival is back once more at Wolverhampton's Light House Media Centre from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 October 2011, and is inviting animators from all around the world to submit films of up to 15 minutes in length. [More]
We're delighted to announce that Animation Forum WM have been granted Transition Funding from Screen WM to cover the period leading up to the regional film agency's merge into the newly formed Creative England. [More]
Pilsner Urquell - 'Book of Legends' from Chris Randall/SecondHomeStudios on Vimeo.
Birmingham-based stop-motion studio Second Home Productions have recently completed an animated web viral for Czech beer Pilsner Urquell. [More]