Re-Animating a Dead Python!

by Dave Allen | | Category: Events | Permalink

Directors behind new Monty Python-themed animated feature, A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, are talking about their new film on Saturday 23rd March at Birmingham City University's School of Art, Margaret Street, as part of Flatpack Festival.

Hosted by Animation Forum West Midlands, Directors Ben Timlett and George Sander-Jackson will be talking about collaborative movie-making and mixing multiple animation styles, after working with fourteen different animation companies on their latest release.

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Animation Battle Royale Next Week in London

by Dave Allen | | Category: Events | Permalink

Animation Forum WM returns to the fold with a humble, little, London-pub-based-event that we've put together with our two All Animated UK comrades, Animated Yorkshire and Wonky (Bristol), this coming Tuesday (6th November '12).

The event, the quite awesomely titled Animation Battle Royale, pits submissions for Animation Forum WM's Shorts on Walls (more on that soon, but it's on 27th November at the Victoria, Birmingham) against a compilation of notorious (and perhaps evil) animated productions from the regions of Yorkshire and Bristol.

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Send us Your Films! Shorts on Walls is Back

by Dave Allen | | Category: News | Permalink

Shorts on Walls is back, and we want your animated short films to screen!

Animation Forum West Midlands' very own screening event, Shorts on Walls, gives West Midlands' animators and animation companies the chance to screen their latest animated efforts to their peers in a relaxed, bar atmosphere (where exactly will be announced closer to the time).

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Award Joy for Local Animators!

by Megan Caulfield | | Category: General | Permalink


Two Midlands Animators are both in for a shot at winning highly sought after honours at the British Animation Awards (BAA’s), showing there’s plenty of animation talent in the region!

Chris Randall and Louis Hudson, two of our Animation Forum members, have both been nominated at the BAAs, which takes place on March 15 2012 at the BFI on the Southbank.

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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.

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Blitz Games Studios Opens its Doors to Students

by Kathleen Pinner | | Category: News | Permalink

Blitz Games Studios has opened registration for its Student Open Days in 2012.

Students who want a career in gaming or animation can attend the open days to get a glimpse of the gaming world and ask developers for hints and tips.

Blitz run the open days every year to encourage students to enter the world of games development. The open days will offer an insight into the range of skills and talents involved in creating games.

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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.

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AFWM Event! Jonathan Hodgson: Drawn From Life

by Dave Allen | | Category: Events | Permalink

Animators across the land are invited to attend our next event, a tantalising talk by award winning Animation Director Wonderland - The Trouble With Love And Sex, Jonathan Hodgson.

His most recent film Wonderland: The Trouble with Love and Sex is the first full-length animated documentary on British television and was broadcast on BBC2 and BBC HD on 11th May 2011. Here's a clip:

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