Archive for March 2004

Dad’s Dead storms British Animation Awards

Not just one award but two.

The 2004 British Animation Awards took place on Friday 19 March at London’s Shaw Theatre. The event is biennial and so the cream of two years of UK animation-making was up for recognition.

We are delighted that Chris Shepherd’s animate! film Dad’s Dead unanimously won two major categories, Best Film at [...]

Bill Moritz 1941-2004

The legendary animation educator and historian Bill Moritz died on 12 March 2004.

Dr William Moritz was one of the world’s greatest specialists on experimental film, animation and visual music. He was a film historian, professor, archivist and author of the very best sort - passionate, prolific, gentle, generous, accessible, inspirational and a practitioner of what [...]

Render things visible

The annual internationalmediaartaward has announced this year’s competition.

The major European prize for artist’s video and media, based in Karlsruhe Germany, is requesting entries which explore their theme for 2004, ‘inVISIBLE art_science’.

From medicine to astronomy, science has become the domain of technical imaging processes. Invisible worlds, from the microcosm to the macrocosm, are revealed by [...]

By design: film fashion art architecture

An international symposium at Tate Modern about the way cinema, architecture and fashion have collided, informed and energised one another for over a century.

The British Film Institute have just published a new catalogue ‘Art & Design: A Source Book’. To mark the moment, the talks screenings and discussions during this afternoon’s Tate+BFI event will interrogate [...]

Festival lists & information

We are often asked to recommend sources of information about international animation and short-film festivals. Below are the websites we like best. Please send us details of any other sources you find useful and reliable.

Animation World Network a large updating database of events around the world ranging from heavy-industry to ‘independent’. [...]

Pulse digital shorts funding

Pulse is the low-budget digital shorts scheme for new talent in the London region, now in its third year.

Film London (with UK Film Council) is again seeking proposals for digitally-produced narrative films, between 1 and 10 minutes in length, with a budget range of £2,000 - £10,000 depending on the nature of the project.

The scheme [...]

animate! tv 2004 Call for Submissions

animate! tv is looking for new ideas.

We are commissioning another slate of personal projects for television, with running times of up to 6 minutes and production budgets between £5,000 and £20,000.

Send us a plan to scratch the world with unexpected tools. Or a playful proposition to surprise and stretch an audience. Above all, we are [...]

3 animate!-makers win fellowships

This winter three UK/international Artists Fellowship Programmes are supporting animation artists for the first time.

John Parry, who made Salvage on animate! in 1998, has just returned from a two-and-a-half month International Artists Fellowship based in the artist-in-residence laboratory at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw. His project, using a ‘limited’ [...]

BBCi wants one-minute movies

The BBC wants your one-minute film for publication on their BBCi website.

No prizes, no money, no theme, no specific genre, no prescribed techniques. Just very basic advice, tips, hints - plus, if your film is selected, an online audience.

screening room, guidance and some rights-free downloadable (classical) music www.bbc.co.uk/films/oneminutemovies/

All Roads film project

The US National Geographic Society Project is offering seed grants to assist world-wide “indigenous or minority-culture filmmakers” to create new projects.

One of the unexpected treats of last year’s globetrotting RESFEST was the ‘Off the Map’, the most geographically-grounded programme in the digitally-orientated festival. Now the programme’s sponsor National Geographic is going one stage further with [...]