Archive for April 2001

Hotel Central wins at Mediawave 2001

The Best Experimental Film Award at Mediawave International Festival of Visual Arts this month in Györ, Hungary, went to Matt Hulse’s animate! film. Check into Hotel Central for a relax “somewhere between Les Vacances de M. Hulot and The Exorcist”.

Also shortlisted in the same competition was Paul Bush’s Furniture Poetry.

Earlier this year the [...]

Feeling My Way in cinemas with reality-tv satire

Jonathan Hodgson’s 1998 animate! film is screening in June at The Ritzy in Brixton, London and The Cameo in Edinburgh, accompanying Series 7: The Contenders.

This new feature by Daniel Minahan, co-writer of I Shot Andy Warhol, centres on a TV show that provides guns for six lucky contestants and a grand prize for the [...]

The Manipulated Image

Nowadays every Hollywood blockbuster in its entirety goes through a digital gateway between filming and release print. So what happens in front of the camera is merely pixel-grist for the digital ‘mill’. In this article, Keith Griffiths argues that the possibility to digitally manipulate every single frame of live-action film returns the form to the [...]

Postcards of Belief double-exposure in Finland

This newly-completed animate! film received an Honourable Mention today in the international short film competition at KynnysKINO (‘Threshold Cinema’). The Finnish festival presents alternative views of disability.

Lesley Adams made Postcards of Belief as a response to the effects on her body and mind of living with long-term physical pain. Narration is by Harriet Walter.

The [...]

5 new animate! commissions in 2001

animate!’s latest commissioning round attracted 96 applications. Competition was without doubt the strongest in the history of the scheme. Five new projects have been chosen to share the production funding provided by the Arts Council of England and Channel 4 Television.

The animate!-makers are Ann Course & Paul Clark, Ruth Lingford, Rosie Pedlow, Dan Saul and [...]