Archive for 2002

Taking a Line for a Walk

Jonathan Hodgson’s animate! film Feeling My Way, completed in 1997, received a raft of international awards. Amongst these was the \internationalmediaartaward 2000, Karlsruhe, the major annual European prize for artist’s video and media. The competition’s theme for that year was ‘cITy’ and the following article by Chris Darke accompanied the award.

The Animated Itinerary of Jonathan [...]

Regional animate! Question & Answer sessions

29 & 30 January 11 & 13 February 2002

The deadline for submitting a proposal to animate! 2002 is 28 February.

Meanwhile there will be four informal animate! presentation and Question & Answer sessions around the UK. Each event will include a screening of previous commissions together with some affinity work from outside the scheme. These sessions [...]

British Animation Awards tour for Public Choice vote

The fourth bi-annual British Animation Awards culminate in an awards evening at the National Film Theatre, London, on 15 March.

Before this event, throughout February, three programmes featuring a selection of new British short animated films, commercials and music videos will screen in London and 16 cities across the UK. Cinema audiences will vote for BAA’s [...]

Channel 4 ends its special relationship with animation

Channel 4 closed its animation department this week, after two decades of customised commissioning of seminal British animation.

During the last three months the Channel has been shedding staff, cutting programming budgets and scaling down its interactive website division, mainly as a result of reduced advertising income. Amongst the latest departures are Camilla Deakin, Editor for [...]

animate! 2002 call for entries

Year twelve of the UK-based animate! funding scheme goes live this week.

animate! is now commissioning a new slate of risk-taking projects for television, with running times of 3—6 minutes and production budgets from £5,000 to £30,000.

It is not necessary to be an animator to submit a proposal but applicants must have some experience of the [...]