animate! Artist Award at Encounters Festival Bristol

21 - 26 November 2006

The celebrated pair of Bristol international film festivals, Brief Encounters and Animated Encounters, have united into one Encounters Short Film Festival. The new Encounters is the largest UK celebration of the present and future of short filmmaking, across six days packed with live action shorts and animation.

animate! is proud to add a new award to the exciting list of Encounters’ prizes, the animate! Artist Award for innovation in manipulated moving image.

This is not the usual sort of award for craft or story-telling excellence. The animate! jury has selected films that seriously challenge the boundaries of animation through radical content and ground-breaking concepts, forms and processes.

Wednesday 22 November 17:45
A breath-taking shortlist of 13 films from 242 international submissions for the animate! Artist Award (programme for Animation Industry Day delegates only):
Brilliant Noise Semiconductor, UK 2006. Empire Edouard Salier, France 2005. Film Noir Osbert Parker, UK 2006. Get Good Francois & Rozi Plain, UK 2006. Gravenhurst: The Velvet Cell Thomas Hicks, UK 2005. Guy 101 Ian Gouldstone, UK 2005. Leviathan Simon Bogojevic Narath, Croatia 2006. Los 60 Yolanda De Los Bueis, UK 2006. Never Like the First Time Jonas Odell, Sweden 2006. Park Foot Ball Grant Orchard, UK 2005. Sally Luna Maurer & Roel Wouters, The Netherlands 2005. Super 8 Series: Serie #1 Pedro Maia, Portugal 2006. Whirr Timo Katz, Germany 2006.

Saturday 25 November 19:30
Festival Awards Ceremony including announcement of the winner of the animate! Artist Award with £2,000 cash prize, for refreshing animation and the moving image - way beyond live-action.

Sunday 26 November 16:15
Repeat of Wednesday’s animate! Artist Award shortlisted submissions (public programme)

Thursday 23 November 14:00
Idris Khan Filmmaker Focus session (delegates only):
One of the UK’s brightest emerging talents, Idris Khan creates multi-layered photographs, often of appropriated art and books. His work explores the history of photography and literature, memory and the beauty of repetition.
Idris recently had two solo shows in London, of his photographic works at the Victoria Miro Gallery and of his debut film A Memory… after Bach’s Cello Suites at inIVA. He was featured in The Independent Magazine as one of the ‘Faces to Watch in 2006’ and in Art Review ‘Future Greats’.
He is screening his debut film work and his influences in this session.
Idris is a member of the animate! Artist Award jury.

Watershed Media Centre
1 Canon’s Road
Bristol BS1 5TX
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