animate! tv 2006 Call for Submissions

animate! trailblazes fresh narrative and aesthetic possibilities in film, way beyond live-action and the frame-by-frame confines of conventional animation.

We now want to fund more path-breaking works with spirited, radical content… new forms and processes… and fresh ideas.

animate! tv is commissioning its sixteenth annual slate of personal projects for television, with running times of up to 6 minutes and production budgets between £5,000 and £20,000. The individual works will receive their premieres on Channel 4 in autumn 2007 within an animate! tv compilation programme, and then enjoy a long and highly visible international profile.

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 looking for projects fired by an irresistibly original idea that will challenge the boundaries of animation.

You do not need to be an animator to submit a proposal to animate! tv 2006 but you must have experience of experimental practice in film, video & digital media, and be based in the UK.

Celluloid, tape and digital technologies are all acceptable, in pure or hybrid form.

Submissions deadline (postmarked) Friday 31 March 2006

Full guidelines and downloadable Proposal Pack from the funding section of this site.

Upcoming animate! events in London and around the UK provide an opportunity to find out more about the diversity of the ‘animate! agenda’.

animate! tv has commissioned 78 risk-taking films since 1990, funded by Arts Council England and Channel 4 Television, refreshing, expanding and redefining animation.

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