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  • Annecy 2016: Special Events (Part 1)

    Annecy 2016: Special Events (Part 1)

    In the week since Annecy 2016 wrapped up we’ve been positively spoiled by the wealth of new animation talent, upcoming projects and recent industry successes in its wake (it’s certainly made for a fine distraction from certain troubling current events). …

  • How Will Brexit Affect UK Animation Production?

    How Will Brexit Affect UK Animation Production?

    The decision for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in the recent referendum throws a lot of things up in the air. With a decades old connection with Europe the UK has enjoyed support in many areas including …

  • Annecy 2016: Chuck Steel Night of the Trampires W.I.P

    Annecy 2016: Chuck Steel Night of the Trampires W.I.P

    As well as featuring a selection of completed features from throughout the Annecy festival there are regular highlights on works in progress. These moments in the programme give the audience a chance to take a peep behind the scenes of …

  • Annecy 2016: Short Films In Competition 6 – ‘Off-Limits’

    Annecy 2016: Short Films In Competition 6 – ‘Off-Limits’

    On first viewing of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival‘s sixth (of six) short film competition screening ‘Off-Limits’, I left with a vague impression that the selection largely suffered from ‘Naked Emperor’ syndrome; the inevitable cluster of films whose artistic …

  • Jan Švankmajer answers Skwigly readers’ questions

    Jan Švankmajer answers Skwigly readers’ questions

    Following the successful launch of celebrated Czech animation filmmaker Jan Švankmajer’s proposed “last film” Insects , the film has already amassed over 130% of its initial target, with a hopeful stretch goal in place that would guarantee the film’s production …

  • Voices Announced For Channel 4’s Animated Film We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

    Voices Announced For Channel 4’s Animated Film We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

    Olivia Colman, Pam Ferris, Mark Williams and Michael Rosen set for a roaring adventure

    The voice cast has been announced for Channel 4, Lupus Films and Walker Productions’ charming animation We’re Going on a Bear Hunt which is set to …

  • Annecy 2016: Short Films In Competition 5

    Annecy 2016: Short Films In Competition 5

    The grey skies and puddles have failed to dampen our spirits as the week hurtles along at a breakneck pace. It is at this point in an Annecy trip when you begin to look back at the festival and take …

  • ‘My Life as a Courgette’ – Film Review

    ‘My Life as a Courgette’ – Film Review

    Perhaps the least surprising outcome of this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival awards ceremony came in the form of a double-win for My Life as a Courgette (AKA My Life as a Zucchini, depending on where you catch it), …

  • Why you should consider studying Directing Animation at the NFTS

    Why you should consider studying Directing Animation at the NFTS

    The NFTS gives you the opportunity to bring your idea to life!

    The deadline for applying to study Directing Animation at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) is fast approaching and we asked the course’s Senior Tutor, Robert Bradbrook, …

  • Annecy 2016: Short Films In Competition 4

    Annecy 2016: Short Films In Competition 4

    Time certainly flies when you’re having fun, and Thursday at Annecy brings with it a day full of the joys of international parties and soirees. Those with invites, and those without can find themselves heading to the German, Belgum, Swiss, …

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