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.


Get Animated for BAA's Sting Competition

by Jessica Allman | | Category: Opportunities | Permalink

The British Animation Awards (BAA) is calling forth creative minds to showcase their talent and feature work at the British Film Institute (BFI). An open call out has been made for submissions of short, animating stings for the awards show featuring BAA’s comical sheep.

BAA’s Sheep Sting Competition is a chance for all animators to get their talent noticed, as well as rub shoulders with industry professionals. Applicants’ work will be posted online for public voting, with the final winner decided by a distinguished panel of animation royalty.


Insurance Company Launches Animation Competition

by Dave Allen | | Category: Opportunities | Permalink

An Insurance company have taken the unusual step of creating a competition for animators to animate their next corporate video.

Box Legal are inviting animators to create a short animated “humorous corporate video, roughly based on [their] example script.”

The best video will “receive a £1500 cash prize and the opportunity to work with Box Legal again in the future (at an agreed rate),” with the second prizes £500 and £50 respectively.

Videos will be judged on originality, substance and a clear message.

The deadline for entries is midnight, 31st July 2011.

To find out how to enter your film, please see for further details.