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  • DepicT! 2015 Shortlist Announced

    DepicT! 2015 Shortlist Announced

    Today sees the announcement of the DepicT! 2015 shortlist.
    A competitive strand within Bristol’s Encounters Festival, DepicT! challenges filmmakers to create an effective and engaging film told in 90 seconds or less.
    Previously shortlisted filmmakers include Trevor Hardy, Paul Hill, …

  • BFP15 – Screenings (Part 1)

    BFP15 – Screenings (Part 1)

    The 2015 Bristol Festival of Puppetry – which continues throughout this week with events including an assortment of free animation screenings – has been an eye-opening and tremendously positive few days celebrating puppet craftsmanship and performance within theatre, film and …

  • Lupus Films Head Out on a Bear Hunt

    Lupus Films Head Out on a Bear Hunt

    Channel 4 have commissioned Lupus Films to adapt classic children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury into animated form for Christmas 2016.

    Lupus, who recently announced the full voice cast for their upcoming …

  • Skwigly Podcast: Simon Cartwright (‘MANOMAN’)

    Skwigly Podcast: Simon Cartwright (‘MANOMAN’)

    In the latest episode of the Skwigly Animation Podcast we go primal with recent NFTS graduate Simon Cartwright, whose short MANOMAN is a joyously dark, twisted (and to some of us, curiously relatable) marriage of animation and live-action puppetry. Also …

  • An Interview with The Orchestra Director Mikey Hill

    An Interview with The Orchestra Director Mikey Hill

    In a world filled with beautiful music, Vernon always seems to strike the wrong note.

    After The Orchestra premiered at Oh Yeah Wow’s Melbourne based studio, the film has begun it’s journey on the festival circuit. The Orchestra is a …

  • Bristol Festival of Puppetry 2015 – Animation Highlights

    Bristol Festival of Puppetry 2015 – Animation Highlights

    Next week sees the start of the 2015 Bristol Festival of Puppetry, a celebration of puppet craft, culture, performance and film organised by Puppet Place. This year is set to be the biggest yet for the festival, with events spanning …

  • Where’s OUR Toy Story?

    Where’s OUR Toy Story?

    Pixar just announced that they are making a FOURTH Toy Story which if nothing else is a testament that when they started their journey of creating CG animated feature films, it would still be paying off 20 years later. Despite …

  • 100 Greatest Animated Shorts / Autobahn / Roger Mainwood

    100 Greatest Animated Shorts / Autobahn / Roger Mainwood

    UK / 1979

    Establishing their studio in London in 1940, married couple John Halas and Joy Batchelor went on to run what was for decades one of the largest and most successful animation companies in Europe. Underpinning their commercial and …

  • Gentleman Scholar launch ‘Truffle Pig’ for Oculus Rift

    Gentleman Scholar launch ‘Truffle Pig’ for Oculus Rift

    LA-based production company Gentleman Scholar have recently announced the launch of their latest project Truffle Pig, which began as a small project that grew exponentially when Creative Directors William Campbell and Will Johnson decided to expand the project into a …

  • Brown Bag’s An Ode to Love by Matthew Darragh

    Brown Bag’s An Ode to Love by Matthew Darragh

    An Ode to Love is a short film directed by New Zealander Matthew Darragh. This is the hilariously well acted tale of one isolated man on a desert island who manages to recreate the passionate highs and lows of romance …

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