Archive for 2001

British Animation Awards 2002 call for entries

The fourth bi-annual British Animation Awards will culminate in an awards evening at the National Film Theatre, London, on 15 March 2002.

Entries are now being sought in categories across all aspects of the UK animation scene, from student work to commercials, children’s entertainment, short and experimental art films, and new technologies, scenario and craft. There [...]

RESFEST plays in London and Bristol

The NY-based annual travelling festival presents eclectic new shorts, features, music videos and animation. These two UK screenings are part of a 13-city international tour.

During its first four years RESFEST has championed digital technologies but this year the festival is also engaged with original narrative and technique irrespective of production format. British animation on show [...]

(Experi)mental Films from Prague screens in Leeds and London

This season of experimental films out of Prague focuses on the independent and individual character of filmmaking.

Programmes include an archive showcase of innovative films from the 20s and 30s which critically influenced the development of classical avant-garde cinema, the work of young independent directors who experimented during the 90s with physical manipulation of film, other [...]

New onedotzero series on Channel 4

The digital film festival returns to Channel 4 this week with a new 12-part series, presenting the festival’s distinctive cool take on future developments in world-wide motion graphics, together with new onedotzero digital commissions.

onedottv_global starts at 1.10am on Thursday 27 September and continues every Thursday night until December. Full details of the international artists featured [...]

Robert Abel, computer graphics pioneer, dies

One of the leading figures in the development of computer graphics and movie visual effects died on 23 September in Los Angeles.

Robert Abel, born in 1937, was studying engineering at UCLA when he developed with John Whitney Sr the computer technology used to create the “slit-scan” technique, source of the Star Gate sequence in 2001: [...]

Flickerfest 2002 call for entries

Australia’s leading short-film festival is held on Bondi Beach, Sydney.

The 11th edition takes place 4-12 January 2002. Fiction and animation entries are being sought for the international competitive section, up to 30 minutes running time, on 35mm or 16mm. Submission and payment of the $30AUD entry fee can be made at Flickerfest’s website, deadline [...]

BAFTA Awards 2002 call for entries

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will be accepting short-film entries to the BAFTA Awards 2002 from 24 September.

Rules and entry and payment forms for the Short Film and Short Animation categories are downloadable now from BAFTA’s website; submission deadline is 31 October, fee £30 per film. The Academy now accepts productions [...]

Without A Box offers simplified festival submission service via internet

A new internet-based service Without A Box went live on 5 September, aimed at streamlining a single submission route to multiple film festivals.

Filmmakers in the UK have been well looked after by the British Council’s Film & Television Department but still have to fill out different entry forms for each target festival. Those of [...]

Hedwig and the Angry Inch… and animation

John Cameron Mitchell’s trash-glam-rock musical feature Hedwig and the Angry Inch, audience award winner at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, is now on UK release.

Woven into the energetic tale of a transsexual singer’s traumatic quest for her ‘other half’ are segments of highly idiosyncratic animation by Emily Hubley. She is interviewed on New Line [...]

Lovebytes offers digital media commissions

Lovebytes is the digital arts commissioning agency and annual festival in Sheffield, UK.

Submissions are being sought for the development and production of new media artwork in a range of areas including digital film, animation, interactivity and multimedia installation. The agency is keen to support emerging talent and the production and distribution of engaging, provocative new [...]