Animation Forum West Midlands (AKA 'AFWM') is a free-to-join, support network for animators and those working generally within the animation sector, in the West Midlands region.

Initially established in 2006 following Advantage West Midlands funding, the project is non-profit and managed on a day-to-day basis by Birmingham City University. It is currently funded by Creative England and Birmingham City University (as of 2013).

AFWM members of all levels of experience can benefit from the Forum's networking events, animation masterclasses and screening nights. In addition, AFWM's website and highly active Facebook group and Twitter feeds are helping to build a more cohesive animation sector in the region.

The Forum also acts as a point of contact for those outside the region's animation industry (such as potential animation clients and collaborators, aspiring animators and the public sector). If you would like AFWM to help you find an animation studio or professional, please contact us or try our member directory.

The Forum is guided by a variety of figures from the Midlands animation sector, including The CharacterShop, Creative Skillset, The Brothers McLeod, Second Home Productions, Blitz Games Studios, Hereford College of Art, University of Wolverhampton, Dice Productions and Yamination Studios as well as a number of freelancers.

Join Animation Forum West Midlands today, follow us on Twitter @animationforum or join our Facebook group.