Category Archives: Events

Tate Movie Project “The Itch of the Golden Nit” premiered

Captain Iron Ears’ Pirate Ship. © Tate Movie Project 2011.

The Tate Movie Project’s The Itch of the Golden Nit was premiered in Leicester Square, London, on 29 June 2011 and will be shown at regional galleries over the summer. The film is the first of its kind – an animation made by children ranging from 5 to 13 years old. Thousands of drawings, sound effects and story ideas by children from across the UK make up the action-packed, half hour animation as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Annecy Animation Festival 2011 the award winners

Le Chat du Rabbin

There were 223 films in competition and 7,000 accredited visitors at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in July 2011. British animators gained two awards; Grant Orchard got the Junior Jury Award for a short film for A Morning Stroll and Mikey Please got a Special Distinction in the graduation films section for The Eagleman Stag.

Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day – 24th June 2011

A message from Academy Award winning animator Nick Park:

Hello there,

Wrong Trousers Day is organised by Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation of which I am a trustee and is inspired by Aardman’s award-winning film ‘The Wrong Trousers’.

Money raised helps sick children in hospitals and hospices across the UK.

This year’s Wrong Trousers Day is on Friday 24th June, when we hope to see as many people as possible going to school or work in their ‘wrong trousers’. Everyone who takes part pays £1 for the right to be ‘wrong’ for the day and has a really fun time.

Flipnote Monsters Creative Animation Competition

Flipnote Monsters has launched a Europe-wide competition created by Dentsu London for Nintendo’s Flipnote Studio, animation software for the Nintendo DSi. Nintendo has teamed up with illustrator Andrew Rae, who challenges anyone with a creative flair to create a monster of their own and submit it to the competition.

Tate Movie Project Roadshows

Tate and Aardman Animations are running hundreds of production workshops across the UK from the Tate Movie Truck, a state of the art mobile learning space where children can explore art and animation as well as generate ideas and drawings for the film.

London International Animation Festival draws near

Now in its seventh year, the London International Animation Festival will run from 27 August to 5 September 2010. The statistics are impressive, in ten days the festival will show 250 films in 26 programs selected from over 2,000 entries from 30 countries.

Hiroshima 2010 Animation Festival winners announced

UK animators won two prizes at the Hiroshima 2010 International Animation Festival.

The Debut Prize went to “A Family Portrait” by UK director Joseph Pierce for Fiftynine Productions. The jury commented that “this film was chosen for its use of humour to express a very tense situation. Its strong graphic style emphasises the equally strong narrative.”

Wrong Trousers Day 2010 announced

This Wrong Trousers Day the nation will be wearing their Pyjamas on Friday 25 June 2010 to raise money for sick children in hospitals and hospices across the UK.

Simply wear your favourite pyjama bottoms to school or work and donate £1 for the right to look wrong!

Register for the event now to receive a free fundraising pack, full of information about the event and activities to take part in on the day!