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Friday, June 27, 2008

Operator coming soon to your local cinema

Great news for AIR SCHEME Film!
Lionsgate have chosen 'Operator' to go out on the Digital Screen Network with their release of The Edge of Love There’s a full list of participating sites at:

This is a depict initiative in association with Arts Alliance to get the shorts out to a wider audience in cinemas.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Newport Animation graduates interviewed on The Culture Show Uncut!

Multi-award winning Newport graduates Tom Brown and Daniel Gray with their graduation film ‘t.o.m.’ (2006) were interviewed by Mark Kermode on ‘The Culture Show Uncut’ last Friday. The film and interview are available on iPlayer until Friday and slide the time bar to 53m30s.

Tom and Dan to date have received 28 international awards including winning Newport ‘Best Graduation Film 2007’ at Annecy International Animation Festival for the second year running, ‘Best Student Film 2006’ at Norwich International Animation Festival, ‘Cartoon D’or Nomination 2006’ at Encounters International Short Film Festival, ‘Honorable Mention for Short Filmmaking 2007’ at the Sundance Film Festival and most recently, two awards at the British Animation Awards 2008.

Having recently signed with Blacklist and Picasso Pictures for North America and Europe respectively, Holbrook’s Films have just directed their first commercial and are currently developing a script for another short film.

Friday, June 20, 2008

more success for Felix!

Felix Massie's film 'Keith Reynolds Can't make it tonight' can also be viewed in the following up and coming Animation Festivals...

Curta Vila do Conde
Con Can - Japan ( internet Festival)
AnimaMundi Brazil
MIFF in Melbourne.

ANNECY 2008!

Annecy 08 turned out to be a fruitful affair...23 students braved the variable weather in the Belvedere - campsite of choice for the last 5 years.

Some excellent films programmed including 'Operator' by Matthew Walker, our Newport Animator in Residence film from 2007, plus 'Keith Reynolds can't make it Tonight' by Felix Massie, 2007 graduate.

The students made use of the surgeries and attended conferences - feedback from which was all very good.

This was the second year that we've run a stand at the Mifa Market, and we attracted a lot of interest - both for recruiting graduates and giving them a chance to display work internationally, and for attracting new students.

Not many Photos this year - too busy rushing around! I've thrown in a couple from last year for good measure...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Skillset Graduate Animation Showcase 2008 Update!

Our previous post regarding our London screening wrongly stated the venue as the BAFTA Building, Piccadilly. It seems in reality it will be held at The Vaults, RSA instead. Full details below...


You are invited to meet the best of the next generation of talented animators at the Skillset Animation & Games Art Showcase.

An informal exhibition space will allow the best graduating students from the network of industry endorsed courses to showcase their innovative and inspiring work. Come along anytime between 4pm-7pm to meet some of the brightest and best new UK animators, hear about their work and network informally over a drink.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to guarantee your place by registering at:


Drop in any time
between 4pm and 7pm

The Vaults
8 John Adam Street
London WC2N 6EZ

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Into The Inkwell (2007)

During the first semester of their second year, students are given a chance to attend workshops in 2D, CG or Stop-Motion animation. They are then required to produce a 30 second film using their chosen discipline.

Into The Inkwell was created by Rhiannon Evans. It was made using Stop Motion Pro and edited with Avid. The music was created by Mark Boden, a student at the Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama.