British grandmasters of animation Ray Harryhausen, Oliver Postgate and Bob Godfrey are set to share the stage at the fourth annual Animated Encounters at the Watershed Media Center in Bristol, England May 9-10, 2003. Last year more than 5,000 attended the festival offering a mix of international and U.K. premieres, industry seminars and events. The audience will vote for their favorite film that will then become a nominee for the European Cartoon D'Or film award at Annecy. More than 50 films will be screened in addition to all five BAFTA nominees in the short animation category. Events include a retrospective on pioneering work to emerge from animators and studios in Manchester, England plus a look at Channel 4's animators-in-residence scheme and 11 shorts to emerge from that program. For further information go to www.animated-encounters.org.uk.
Find out what kinds of characters and exploits Andrew Osmond encountered at last year'sAnimated Encounters in Bristol.