Teenage AFWM member Nathan Wilkes has founded Young Animators WM, which is hosting a free, Stop-Motion Animation Workshop for under-18's at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on 15th August 2011. [More]
AFWM members' work will be screened on the BBC Big Screen Birmingham, as part of the new quarterly Animation Forum WM Presents… programme of screenings. [More]
The latest animation company to move to Birmingham's popular Fazeley Studios, Blink Animation, are currently settling into their new surroundings whilst working on a myriad of big budget, animated children's TV series' for ITV.
Animation Forum WM caught up with Managing Director Dave Garbett, to welcome the latest animation production studio to relocate to the area. [More]
This year's DigiShorts will be shown at a free screening on Tuesday, 5th April (7pm-9.30pm) at Light House, Wolverhampton.
DigiShorts are Screen WM's short film production scheme and have traditionally funded a number of productions involving AFWM members, either as filmmakers or in a secondary role in post-production. Sadly, the future is uncertain for the scheme, which has funded 6 short films from the most promising filmmakers over the past year.
So, if you think the West Midlands needs a short film funding scheme, please have your say on our Facebook group. [More]
Yes, it's that time again, the next installment of Shorts on Walls hits Flatpack Festival 2011 next Thursday!
Shorts on Walls gives animators the chance to screen their latest animated works to a room full of peers in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
The event will be free to attend and starts at 6.30 on Thursday 24th March 2011 at The Dirty End (usually known as VIVID or The Garage) in Digbeth, as part of Flatpack Festival. [More]
Fans of stop-motion rejoice as MacKinnon and Saunders Executive Producer, Chris Bowden, will be talking about puppet making on The Corpse Bride and Fantastic Mr Fox, for Animation Forum WM as part of this year's Flatpack Festival on Saturday 26th March (12.30pm-2pm) at The Electric Cinema. [More]
Submissions are now open for our Shorts on Walls screenings at Flatpack Festival 2011!
Not only this, but we've teamed up with the BBC to screen your best animated shorts on the brand new BBC Big Screens in Birmingham and Coventry city centres, in our new quarterly programme Animation Forum WM Presents.... [More]
Local animation and digital media companies can get help with writing those tricky funding applications at Switchboard's Proposal and Application Training Day on 18th January 2011. [More]