Archive for 2001

FAN 2001, Norwich, call for entries

This year’s International Animation Festival in Norwich takes place 25-28 October, at Cinema City.

The deadline for entries in the competitive section (with an international jury) is 30 June. Application forms are available from the festival website.

Festival programmes will include retrospectives (Alison de Vere, East Anglia Film Archive, etc) and talks, Manga and other contemporary [...]

Charting 2D animation and beyond

An overview of contemporary world-class ‘drawn’ animation 2D and Beyond, written by Jayne Pilling, was published on 3 June by Rotovision.

The book explores the diverse creative processes of leading ‘auteur’ animators ranging from Simon Pummell to Lejf Marcussen, via Wendy Tilby, Igor Kovalyov and a dozen others. The emphasis is on drawn 2D [...]

Channel 4 announces autumn Animation Zone

The next C4 animation season will be stripped across 6 weeks in the Channel’s late-autumn schedules, on the same weekday night every week, for approximately 2 hours per week.

Much of it will air new comedy animation and sitcom pilots (with an emphasis on writing as well as animation talent), but there will also be documentary [...]

Resfest call for entries

The five-year old travelling festival of innovative digital filmmaking opens this year on 6 September in San Francisco.

Resfest 2001 will then play in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, London, Montreal, Seoul and Tokyo. Last year Tim MacMillan’s animate! film Ferment toured the world in the festival programme.

Entries and preview tapes, of shorts, features, [...]

New York Animation Festival entry deadline extended

The 2001 New York Animation Festival focuses on independently produced short works “for an adult audience” and especially seeks experimental and student entries.

The entry deadline has been extended to 29 May 2001. You can submit an application form and pay the $30 ($20 for students) entry fee online at the festival website.

The event is [...]

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 [...]