* Thursday, February 1 Friday, February 2, 2001. Middlesbrough, U.K.
Animation 2001 is sponsored by the University of Teesside and will bring together animation greats to teach and discuss the craft. On Thursday speakers will include the Bolex Brothers, Michael Dudok DeWit, Aardman Animations' Helen Brundson, Cosgrove Hall's John Doyle and Colin Davies, Folimage's Pascal LeNotre and animation legend Bob Godfrey. After lunch, Ed Hooks will conduct his "Acting for Animators" masterclass, Davies will run a workshop on writing for animation and Andy Wheeler will hold a seminar on getting a job. On Friday the speakers will be Ed Hooks, Rushes' Mike Uden, The Mill's Dave Throssell, FrameStore's Alex Parkinson and Andy Daffy, and Ray Harryhausen. After lunch, Hooks will run another masterclass, Cosgrove Hall's Jon Rashid will conduct an animating with Flash workshop and the festival will also hold a 3D digital animation techniques workshop highlighting Avid Softimage and XSI. For more information contact Chris Williams at: Tel.: ++1642 342638; or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Siobhan Fenton at: Tel.: ++1642 342629; or E-mail: email@example.com.