Shorts on Walls on 27th November at The Victoria

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After much delay, Shorts on Walls is back for another night of fun, frolicks and animated films.

Pop along for free to The Victoria, Birmingham, on 27th November 2012 (7pm) and catch a screening of some great animated short films, all made in the Midlands.

To attend the screenings and meet some talented animators, simply reserve your place using the huge button above.

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Animation Battle Royale Next Week in London

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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

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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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Not So Silent Animation Challenge Launches!

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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.

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AFWM Event! British Animation Awards Public Screenings

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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.

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Shorts on Walls 2012 Open for Submissions!

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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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Screen WM Closes Its Doors

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Creative EnglandCurrent Animation Forum WM funders, Screen WM has now closed following nine years of support for the screen media industries in the West Midlands, with its responsibilities being passed onto new industry body Creative England.

"The closure of Screen WM follows the coalition government's decision to replace the UK Film Council's support for film-making, which core-funded the regional screen agencies, with funding through the British Film Institute," says Screen WM. "In November 2010 the Minister for the Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey [Con], announced that Creative England would be formed to build on the work of the regional screen agencies, becoming operational on 1st October 2011."

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