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.
Animation in the West Midlands: A Snapshot, co-hosted by Flip, Creative Networks, Hello Digital and Animation Forum WM, will be looking at the current state of the region's animation industry, what are its highlights and achievements? And, how can we help the sector develop and expand at a time of recession?
As well as screening work from leading animation studios and individual filmmakers, a panel including Chris Randall (Second Home Productions), Andy Guest (The CharacterShop), Sam Moore (a filmmaker specialising in animated documentary) and Dan Lawson (Head of Production, Development and Inward Investment, Screen WM) will debate how the animation community can continue to expand and develop.
Join us afterwards in the iBar too for drinks, socialising and live music from the Young Runaways. There will also be laptops on hand to show off your own work and showreels (à la Shorts on Screens).The event is free to attend, but please RSVP to email@example.com.