Archive for 2001

Kötting’s Quest at FAN 2001, Norwich

Sunday 28 October 2001 17:00

Andrew Kötting, director of the award-winning live-action feature Gallivant as well as numerous short films, will talk on 28 October at the close of this year’s International Animation Festival in Norwich.

In a session arranged by animate! he will discuss what drives his work — including his adventures into animation — [...]

Ann Course & Paul Clark animation at The Lux Gallery, London

Ann and Paul are currently in pre-production on their animate! 2001 commission Rotting Artist.

Their previous animation works are being screened non-stop throughout the New England exhibition which opened today at The Lux Gallery, a part of The Lux Centre in Hoxton. Ann’s drawings are also presented in the show, together with a couple of [...]

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 [...]

New Technology Arts Fellowship call for proposals

Three Cambridge-based partners, Crucible (Cambridge University Network for Research in Interdisciplinary Design), Kettle’s Yard (exhibition gallery) and The Junction (performing arts venue), are developing a New Technology Arts Fellowship Scheme to begin January 2002.

They are seeking artists who wish to explore new and exciting ways of engaging with their audiences through interactive [...]

Peter Dougherty leaves MTV

Peter Dougherty has quit as creative director of MTV Networks Europe.

Peter worked at the channel for 20 years, the longest-serving staff member ever. During that time he developed the channel’s vibrant profile with imaginative commissioning from a great number of animation artists, for idents and stings and through regular short-film competitions. The MTV logo [...]

Latest AnimationUK Directory published

The 2001 edition of this unique resource book is now available.

It features comprehensive listings of animators, production companies, suppliers and specialist contacts throughout the UK. Although primarily for the mainstream animation industry, it takes a wide-ish view of the form and includes very thorough details of training and college courses.

Produced by Venue Publishing (in association [...]

They Shoot Animators, Don’t They?

Chrysalis TV are staging an animation marathon competition, for broadcast on Channel 4’s Animation Zone this autumn.

6 animators will be locked together in a room for a sleepless 72 hours to create a 1-3 minute animation short, in any technique. The completed films will be voted on by visitors to C4’s website and the winning [...]