Category Archives: Events

Seattle’s first ever Pencil’s are Drawsome festival

Tony White sent us this press release about the Drawtastic aninmation festival to be held in West Seattle, USA. Definitely pencil this one into your diary folks! DRAWTASTIC is West Seattle’s new and exciting festival of drawing & animation. This festival is entirely unique as it pays special homage to the ‘humble pencil’ in our… Read More »

‘33’ A celebration of SCRATCH

This is a guest post by Paul Thomas. ‘33’ years have passed since SCRATCH first appeared on a blank sheet of paper. Now is the time to celebrate and bring together his history in one place in Devon, the Totnes Library. It’s another world since his first film for TAKE HART was broadcast on the… Read More »

Aardman create new film for Imperial War Museums

Aardman and ad agency Johnny Fearless have created a new film and campaign to promote IWM London and the new First World War Galleries (opening 19 July) and to commemorate the First World War Centenary. The 90-second film, “Flight of the Stories”, depicts the journey of personal stories and letters written by those who never… Read More »

NFTS launches new animation course with Aardman

The NFTS (National Film and Television School) has launched a new animation course in partnership with the Aardman Animations to meet the growing demand for animators in the UK. The exciting new three-month Certificate in Character Animation course will be taught by industry professionals, including main tutors Loyd Price, Head of Animation at Aardman (Nightmare… Read More »

VIEW Award Contest 2012 call for entries


De Riz ou d’Arménie. Best Short 2011.

The VIEWFest, Digital Movie Festival is scheduled for 12 – 14 October 2012 in Turin, Italy. During the festival the VIEW Awards 2012 will take place. The contest plans to widen its scope with new themes, new subjects and include digital work from both students and non-students.

The deadline for entries is 15 September 2012. Works by students will be especially welcome, since VIEW prides itself on being the place to express and discover new digital talent.

International Animation Festival Hiroshima 2012 announced

The 14th edition, HIROSHIMA 2012 will be held from August 23rd to 27th, 2012.

The Hiroshima International Animation Festival is a biennial manifestation held in Hiroshima City in August, endorsed by Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA). Under the spirit of LOVE & PEACE, the festival has been dedicating to the advancement of visual media art culture in general, by promoting international cross-cultural exchanges through the development of animation art.

The 8th London International Animation Festival August 26 – September 4

LIAF 2011 hits the screen with 10 days of the best new animation combined with diverse collection of themed, retrospective and special programmes. From August 26 – September 4 at the Barbican, the Horse Hospital and the Rio Cinema, LIAF will undoubtedly become the centre of the international animation universe. You’ll see a comprehensive line-up from award winners, outstanding industry veterans, inspiring independents, stupendous studios and those wonderful newcomers exploring their talent on screen for the very first time.

Gulp – The World’s Largest Stop-Motion Shot With A Nokia N8

Nokia and Aardman Animations have set another Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Largest Stop-motion Animation Set’ with their follow up short film: Gulp, shot entirely on the Nokia N8, after having set a record for the ‘Smallest Stop-motion Animated Character’ last summer with Dot.

As part of Nokia ’s on-going campaign to bring amazing, authentic uses of mobile technology to life, Nokia has partnered with Aardman Animations and Wieden + Kennedy once again to create Gulp, a new animation filmed on the Nokia N8.