Upcoming events

animate! tv : Premiere on Channel 4

Monday 13 December 13:00am

Channel 4 screens the premiere of Tim Webb's Mr Price, the final of six commissions from animate! tv 2003.

Monday 13 December 2004 13:00am

animate! at Animated Exeter

Monday 14 February 2:15pm

animate! is on the Raw Talent panel at Animated Exeter Careers Day, and available throughout the afternoon to chat about independent and experimental animation.

7-11 February 2005 Animated Exeter website ›

Previous events

animate! tv : Premiere on Channel 4

Monday 6 December 13:05am

Tim Hope's animate! tv 2003 commission Minema Cinema receives its first broadcast, on Channel 4.

Monday 6 December 2004 13:05am

animate! tv : 4 Premieres on Channel 4

Monday 15 November 12:35am

Four new animate! films receive their premiere broadcast in animate! tv on Channel 4 on 15 November. Commissioned in 2003, they are Samantha Moore's doubled up, Matt Hulse's Half Life, Simon Faithfull's 13 and AL + AL's Perpetual Motion in the Land of Milk and Honey.

Monday 15 November 2004 12:35am

New animate! Films at Bradford Animation Festival

Thursday 11 November 7pm

The 2003 slate of animate! tv commissions is completing. New films include Simon Faithfull's 13, Tim Hope's Minema Cinema, Matt Hulse's Half Life, AL + AL's Perpetual Motion in the Land of Milk and Honey and Samantha Moore's doubled up.

The films will have their world premiere at this year's Bradford Animation Festival, BAF 04, 10–12 November, with filmmakers Samantha Moore and AL + AL present after the screening for discussion with the audience.

Thursday 11 November 2004 7pm BAF website ›

animate! Programmes at HAFF Utrecht

3–7 November

The biennial Holland Animation Film Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary this November. The event will be reviewing two decades of progressive animation screened in Utrecht and then turning its sights to future horizons.

To echo this trajectory, animate! is presenting two programmes compiled from the 72 commissions supported by the project since 1990. animate! the Digital Curve and animate! the Naked Animator will traverse two very different aspects of the artists' relationship with the animated form.

3–7 November 2004 HAFF website ›

Animated: Moving Portraits of the Self and Other

The last of three animate! evenings at the National Portrait Gallery, London, exploring portraiture and the dynamic medium of animation. The sessions showcase some of the most striking, innovative and exploratory works of contemporary international animation.

Writer and Time Out film critic Gareth Evans discusses with filmmakers and cross-platform commentators the unique way in which animation, the manipulated moving image, investigates and can amplify notions of portraiture.

Animated: Journeys to the Interior?

Thursday 14 October 7pm

Animation is primed to do for portraiture exactly what it promises, to animate and re-energise a 'monumental' form by making bold journeys into intriguing new ways of seeing. Both suggestively intimate and formally promiscuous, it is a fecund medium for textured and emotionally-layered representations of self and society.

The artists screening and discussing their work are Marjut Rimminen with Many Happy Returns and Daniel Hopfner with Cherchez la Femme. They are joined by writer and critic Chris Darke, and the programme also includes Suzan Pitt's seminal animated work Asparagus.

Admission: Free, no tickets required
Doors open at 6.45pm, seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

Ondaatje Wing Theatre
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place
Trafalgar Square
London WC2H 0HE
Nearest tube: Leicester Square or Charing Cross

Thursday 14 October 2004 7pm More details › Map ›

animate! Studio

Saturday 31 July 3pm

An animate! session of films and discussion at the Whitechapel Gallery revealing the diverse network of animation studios & artists meshed into the creative weave of the East End of London. The afternoon starts with two filmmakers practising in the area who have both received recent animate! commissions.

Tim Hope, currently completing his commission, is famous for the prize-winning fantastical The Wolfman (2000). He will premiere his One Thousand Steps (2003) which manipulates footage shot in and around the City and East End.

Ian Bourn has been working in video since 1978. The East End of London, where he was born and still lives, is also the site of his work – Black, White & Green (2003) for animate! is set in a traditional eel and pie house.

The afternoon will continue with discussion and other films made within the area which exemplify animate!'s agenda to challenge the boundaries of animation. The session is a part of The East End Academy Film programme, developed from the Whitechapel's ongoing Open Screenings initiative to encourage discussion between audience, filmmaker and organisations.

Admission: Free, to book a place call (020) 7522 7888 during Whitechapel opening hours
or email: tickets@whitechapel.org

Whitechapel Art Gallery
80-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX
Nearest tube: Aldgate East

Saturday 31 July 2004 3pm More details › Travel directions ›

Animation and the Digital Domain

Monday 5 July 6.30pm

An illustrated animate! talk at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, about possibilities and challenges for artists working in the digital domain.

Simon Faithfull's exhibition Hard Drive at the ICA between 1 – 29 July includes a preview of his recent animate! commission 13, drawn on palm-pilot while walking down the A13 trunk road from Whitechapel to Barking. In this session Dick Arnall, producer of the animate! project, screens a selection of digitally-based films supported by animate! since it began in 1990.

Admission: Free (with Day Membership), no tickets required
Seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

Digital Studio
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH
Nearest tube: Charing Cross or Piccadilly Circus

Monday 5 July 2004 6.30pm More details › Map ›

5 animate! premières on Channel 4

Wednesday 22 October 12.20am

Five new animate! films have their premières on Channel 4 this Wednesday starting at twenty past midnight (ie 00:20 on Thursday morning):

Wednesday 22 October 2003 12.20am