Archive for August 2001

S4C seeks animation proposals

The Welsh broadcaster is again inviting animation submissions from emerging talent and qualified professionals.

S4C is looking for well thought out, innovative ideas and use of the medium. Categories for funding consideration range from 10-second stings (budget £1k) to 6-minute shorts (budget £69k). Proposal requirements are very straightforward, but applicants must have lived in, worked in, [...]

Animation at BFM International Film Festival 2001, London

Thursday 13 September 2001 19:00

The third Black Filmmaker International Film Festival, the largest UK event of its kind, is taking place 7—18 September.

The notion of black animation is the subject of two seminars at The Lux Centre on 12 and 13 September. Panellists plus film screenings will examine the aesthetics, forms, practices, paradoxes and cultural [...]

Mesh call for entries

Proposals are now being sought for the second year of Channel 4’s digital animation scheme.

Eight directors will be shortlisted to develop their ideas then, after a series of masterclasses and workshops, four will be selected to go into production. The scheme has a strong emphasis on storytelling skills, for story-driven animated shorts or interactive fiction [...]

Latest Directory of International Film & Video Festivals published

The British Council Films & Television Department has just published the 2001-02 edition of their reference guide to international festivals.

The Directory lists over 500 international film, television and video festivals, giving details on how and when to enter. Listings do not critique the events but nonetheless the guide is an invaluable starting-point for checking and [...]