Flip Festival returns this October and is now calling for submissions.
FLIP International Animation Festival is back once more at Wolverhampton's Light House Media Centre from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 October 2011, and is inviting animators from all around the world to submit films of up to 15 minutes in length.
Full details on FLIP Animation Festival and how to submit work can be found at www.flipfestival.co.uk.
This year's festival is introducing an open door policy on accepting animations from young people, as well as regional, national and international participants. There will be awards for Best in Festival, Best UK Film, Best International Film, Best Stop Motion and Best Newcomer (under 18). The closing date for submissions will be 31 August 2011.
FLIP is an eclectic mix of all things animation. Based in the heart of the Midlands the festival provides a wide range of experiences from educational workshops for young people to experimental animation for grown ups; from industry led panels to feature film screenings and from international showcases and retrospectives of short films to spotlights on animation studios.
The FLIP 2011 team is excited to take up the reigns from former Festival Coordinator Peter McLuskie, who moved onto pastures new earlier this year. Light House has been faced with funding challenges due to the changing landscape of the Screen Agencies and the UK Film Council.
However, the team is proud to have successfully sourced funds to continue with the further growth of FLIP's regional, national and international reputation in its 8th year.
The FLIP Team overseen by Kelly Jeffs, Deputy CEO for Light House, consists of; Renata Walton (Festival Coordinator), Drew Roper (Industry Curator), Kathryn Kliszat (Education Coordinator) and Steph Jennings (Digital Marketing Assistant).
If you would like to help out with this year's FLIP International Animation Festival please contact Flip by email: email@example.com or tel: 01902 716055.
Flip is part funded by Screen WM and Wolverhampton City Council.