Archive for 2001

Potent Print at St Luke’s

Next week the radical London agency St Luke’s begins Think Print, a series of public talks in praise of print as an advertising medium.

Top-name speakers have been invited to talk about their thought-provoking, conceptual work in graphic design, photography and fine art. They include Stefan Sagmeister, Barbara Kruger, Norbert Schoener and David [...]

The elusive Hy Hirsh is revived by iotaCenter

The remarkable experimental films of American Hy Hirsh (1911-1961) are largely unseen.

Hirsh started as a camera operator and advertising photographer, then in the early ‘50s began to make his own abstract animation through an inventive range of techniques and apparatus, including oil wipe machines, oscilloscopes, stereoscopy and Beat jazz. He moved to Europe and continued [...]

Animac festival, Lleida, call for entries

Animac, the annual International Animation Festival in Leida, Catalan, Spain, presents a non-competitive mix of popular and more experimental animation.

Entries are now being sought for the 6th edition taking place 7-10 February 2002. Submission forms are available from the Animac website; entry deadline 31 October.

Festival Director Carolina Lopez took her BA Animation at Surrey [...]

DepicT! Competition 2001 seeks animated micro-entries

DepicT!, organised by the annual Brief Encounters International Short Film Festival in Bristol, offers a £3,000 prize for the best live-action micro-movie, of up to 90 seconds.

This year there will be a new, similar award for international animated entries. The £3,000 animation prize is sponsored by Global Rights Inc, a division of Sony. Winning criteria [...] reforms as two separate websites

The troubled merger that created relaunched last week, returning to separate websites and

The sites have been overhauled and made ‘searchable’. Their revised navigation is a distinct improvement upon the bloated muddle that was the AtomShockwave site, but persistence is still needed to discover the smattering of innovative and experimental work [...]

San Francisco Film Festival call for entries

The annual San Francisco International Film Festival pursues trends in international film and video production with an emphasis on work which has not yet secured U.S. distribution.

Animation is included in the independent short Film and Video section. There is also a New Visions section for experimental works that challenge the language of film and video. [...]

Art & Animation Conference to join British Animation Awards

The awards evening of the fourth bi-annual British Animation Awards will be held in London in March next year.

As before, BAA will include a wide range of categories from Best Comedy Series through commercials and craft awards to Best Film at the Cutting Edge and Most Creative Use of New Technologies/New Media. And once again, [...]

British Council overseas festival service

The British Council’s Film and Television Department promotes British films to audiences outside the UK.

As a key part of this work the Department views and selects submitted films and makes recommendations to festivals around the world. Filmmakers have to complete festival entry forms but the Department then looks after the handling and shipment of forms, [...]

Camouflage wins UNICEF prize at World Animation Celebration

Jonathan Hodgson’s just-completed animate! film Camouflage won the UNICEF prize last weekend at this year’s World Animation Celebration in Hollywood.

UNICEF commissions and works with animation around the world. Their prize was awarded to Jonathan’s film for its exceptional artistic portrayal of children confronting disability, in this case schizophrenia, within the family.

Of the overall [...]

Daniel Langlois Foundation offers Grants for Researchers in Residence

The Montreal-based Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology is offering grants for two 3-6 month residencies.

The grants will enable researchers to work in its collections at the Centre for Research and Documentation. Topics are: technological, artistic and aesthetic history of computer animation; conceptual, scientific and artistic issues involved in preserving digital artworks or [...]