‘Shorts on Walls’ 2012 is Nearly Here!

by Megan Caulfield | | Category: Events | Permalink

Shorts on Walls

Shorts on Walls will be returning once more to this years Flatpack Festival with an exciting screening event on 16th March 2012.

Held in the Custard Factory’s former dance studio, this popular event gives Midlands’s animators the chance to screen their latest work and mingle with fellow animators over a drink of their choice.


Not So Silent Animation Challenge Launches!

by Dave Allen | | Category: Opportunities | Permalink

Animators everywhere are being challenged to bring to life a unique collection of silent movie scores recently been recorded by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) as part of The Silent Movies Animation Challenge from Animation Forum West Midlands, the CBSO and Birmingham Library & Archive Services.

The Silent Animation Challenge is open to anyone with a passion for animation. Using the scores recorded by the CBSO, animators are being asked to create a unique piece of work that will reawaken the spirit of the ‘golden era of cinema’ – between 1915 and 1929:


The best submissions will have their work screened – accompanied by the Orchestra – at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, on Friday 20th April 2012 prior to the Friday Night Classics: Classic Chaplin concert at 7.30pm.

The winning animator will then receive a place on the Introduction to Final Cut Pro X course at Birmingham City University’s NTI Birmingham, as well as a money-can’t-buy placement at award-winning animation studio, The CharacterShop, in Birmingham.


Animation Forum WM's New Youth Wing

by Nathan Wilkes | | Category: News | Permalink

Animation Forum West Midlands has partnered with Young Animators West Midlands, a new community for younger animators and creatives founded by young AFWM member Nathan Wilkes. "Young Animators WM (YAWM) is a group set up by myself with the help of another local young animator Sam George," says Nathan, 16. "In setting up YAWM, we aim to help anyone under 16 years old to understand and participate in the excitement and joy of animation. [More]

AFWM Event! British Animation Awards Public Screenings

by Dave Allen | | Category: Events | Permalink

Animation Forum WM have teamed up with Dice Productions and Flip Festival to bring you three consecutive nights of fantastic animated short films this February, for the British Animation Awards Public Choice Screenings.

Three seperate programmes of screenings the best UK animated films of 2010 and 2011 will be screened Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th February, from 7pm each night at The Custard Factory Theatre.

Tickets can be bought in advance online for £5 per night using the Eventbrite form below and include a free drink courtesy of Flip Animation Festival. Attendees can also buy tickets for all three screenings if they prefer for a reduced rate of £12.


Shorts on Walls 2012 Open for Submissions!

by Dave Allen | | Category: News | Permalink

Shorts on Walls

Our Shorts on Walls screenings will be returning once more to this year's Flatpack Festival (14th-18th March 2012), which naturally means one thing: we need your animated short films sharpish.

Shorts on Walls gives Midlands animators and studios the chance to screen their latest animated works and mingle with fellow animators over a beverage of their choosing.


Grab Animation by the Horns

by Kathleen Pinner | | Category: News | Permalink

Red Bull Animation

Red Bull is offering animators the chance to have their own creation showcased in cinemas nationwide.

Canimation is a nationwide, multi-genre, creativity contest to find undiscovered talent. Not only do animators get the chance to win a screening of their production, there are many more prizes up for grabs.
There are three categories of animation; stop-motion, CGI and drawn animation. In addition, there are two ways of entering the competition; student or ‘open’ route.


Flip Festival is Go!

by Kathleen Pinner | | Category: News | Permalink

Flip Animation Festival

Masters from the animation world will be in Wolverhampton this weekend. Bill Plympton, Cosgrove Hall, and Aardman will all be gracing Light House with their presence at Flip Festival 2011.

Animators and fans can attend the Flip Festival at Light House, Wolverhampton from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th October.


Shorts on Walls! 13th October 2011

by Dave Allen | | Category: Events | Permalink

Shorts on WallsShorts on Walls is back for another evening of fantastic animated shorts handcrafted in the Midlands on Thursday 13th October 2011, at Light House, Wolverhampton.

Shorts on Walls gives local animators the chance to screen their latest animated efforts to their peers and meet likeminded animators in a relaxed, bar atmosphere.