Arts Council Bid Success
Animated Exeter are pleased to announce a successful bid to Arts Council England resulting in £38,000 Grants for the Arts project funding for the 2012 festival. This means the festival can proceed with plans for a major projection in the heart of Exeter's City Centre, with artists Forkbeard Fantasy. Development on this begins next week. We're delighted to have Richard Milner, who project managed Animated Exeter's two previous projections, on board to oversee the magic.
As well as the projection, these funds make possible an exhibition about Disability in Animation at Honiton's Thelma Hulbert Gallery; festival workshops linked to Spacex's Blast Theory exhibition, and a new venture - an Animator-in-Residence.
Animated Exeter and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter are offering a residency to an experienced animator/director working in any medium (2D/3D Stop motion/3D CG), to take place between January and February 2012.
The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) re-opens in December 2011 after extensive refurbishment and we are looking for an animator to work in the new courtyard on Sundays from 8 January to the end of the festival, 19 February, and respond to the new building and to visitors. As well as producing a short, innovative film, between 1 and 5 minutes, the animator will be asked to run a 1 day workshop. The fee offered is £1000. For more details please download the information leaflet or contact Susannah Shaw.
Reminder of a Call for Entries for our animation competitions.
Closing dates are fast approaching and we are pleased to announce that we now have a fantastic £1000 cash prize for the best graduate film, donated by Toon Boom Animation and the talented winner will also have a years license for Toon Boom Harmony.
Screen Out Loud, any UK independent animator, over 18. Deadline: 1st November. Prize: One year license for Toon Boom Harmony.
The Graduates, previously Best of the West, now open to 2011 graduates from animation courses in the UK. Deadline: 1st November. Prize: £1000 + 1 year licence for Toon Boom Harmony.
The Young Ones, previously ExAnimation, there's now an award for 7 - 11 yr olds; 12 - 18 yr olds, either as individuals or schools & groups. Deadline: 1st December. Prizes: schools get 5 licenses for Flip Boom, and individuals get Toon Boom Studio or Flip Boom depending on their age.
We've also been offered a fabulous stop motion prize for individual young filmmkaers, courtesy of Kudlian ICanAnimate: The winner of the under 12's will receive a £50 iTunes Voucher + Kudlian Animation Studio, and the winner of the over 12s will get a £100 iTunes Voucher + Kudlian Animation Studio.
So get those entries in now. For more details go to Film Competitions.
Wendy and Brian Froud to attend this years festival.
Local filmmakers Wendy and Brian Froud will be joining the artists attending this 2012 festival. They'll be partaking in a question and answer session after a screening of the 1982 classic The Dark Crystal. Wendy Froud will also perform a Sculpting Masterclass where she'll interpret one of Brian Froud's sketches.
Animation Exploration: Mon 6 – Fri 10 February
For Animated Exeter’s school’s week we are delighted to refresh our partnership with RAMM and celebrate a new collaboration with VUE to give pupils and teachers the opportunity to experience exhibitions and screenings with linked animation workshops.
RAMM’s Into the Light exhibition of Impressionist and Post Impressionist painting will form basis for our schools animation workshops and the animation screening will reflect on the themes from the exhibition. Guaranteed to inspire all learners, the exploration days provide pupils with a range of basic animation skills.
Group bookings are £9.00 per pupil for a full day. This fee includes both exhibition, workshop plus 'Into the Light' screening (30 pupils max). Go to our education pages for more information and to download a booking form
That's it for now.