Posted May 31, 2012 by Beth Webb - Events Editor in Features
 
 

Animation Events


Whether your pushing the pencils or enjoying the product, animation events are constantly on the calendar to teach, enlighten and entertain.

Whether your pushing
the pencils or enjoying the product, animation events are constantly on the
calendar to teach, enlighten and entertain.

One of the leading animation festivals in the world, Annecy returns this June and brings
with it a selection of feature length and short pictures as well as graduation
films and previews. The French event will also have an open air cinema for
outdoor screenings, as well as discussion panels, behind the scenes
documentaries and conferences for those already involved in or keen to break
the animation industry.

The official selection, which will be shown from the 4th
to the 9th of June, will comprise of competitions, music videos,
advertisements, TV shows and educational films. The feature films already
shortlisted come from all over the globe and include Le Tableua about a man stuck in an unfinished painting, Asura, a Japanese tale set amidst a
natural disaster in Kyoto and Spanish computer animation Tad, The Lost Explorer. The organisation is still taking
submissions, to enter, or to go, visit the festival site HERE

Into August and the London
International Animation
Festival returns for a showcase of workshops,
debates, Q&As and premieres as well as programme of films both feature and
short that fails to be outdone. The 10 day festival brings independent
animation from all over the world, and has been doing so since 2003. While
organisation is underway for the 2012 programme, a throng of events are making
their way across the country, bringing special children’s screenings and
highlights of last year’s festival to Tunbridge Wells and Nottingham throughout
June.

Visit the homepage for more information on these screenings
and any updates on this year’s festival HERE

Back for its 18th edition, Bristol Encounters
International Film Festival brings with it its renowned Animated Encounters.
This sub festival proved a huge success last year with its meaty choice of
local, national and international segments, and this year doesn’t aim to slow
down. Encounters is taking
submissions for work up until the 6th of June.

To enter your work, find out more about the festival and
keep up to date with programme and events news, click HERE

After celebrating initial success in 2011, Bridgnorth will
open the doors of its Majestic Cinema for its second animation programme in
August. Introducing an international theme for its showcase, the highlight of
which will be The Monster of Nix, a
Dutch musical featuring the voices of Terry
Gilliam
and Tom Waits that won
the Best Original Film Score at the International Short Film Festival in
Clermont- Ferrand. The organisers are also taking entries from animators for
the Forward For – Audience Vote Animated Shorts competition. Submit your
entries HERE

For those with little ones to entertain over the summer
holidays, leading animation organistation onedotzero
are holding a children’s festival until the 10th of June. Pairing up
with Phoenix Square cinema in Leicester, the Sparks Children’s Arts Festival has a programme of visual and
performing arts from tiny to teenage, including the Sprites selection from last
year’s onedotzero festival. The series of short animations range from music
videos to dancing monkeys to inflatable cows and will show on the 9th
of June. Watch the trailer and book your tickets HERE


Beth Webb - Events Editor

 
I aim to bring you a round up of the best film events in the UK, no matter where you are or what your preference. For live coverage of events across London, follow @FilmJuice