Animation Studio Moves to Birmingham

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Olly the Little White Van by Blink AnimationThe 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]

DigiShorts Screenings at Light House

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Man in a Cat by Louis HudsonThis 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]

Shorts on Walls!

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Steven Spencer's 'Best'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]