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Celebrating Stop-Motion Excellence Headline News

BFI and LAIKA Announce ‘Stop Motion’ Program and Exhibition Running Aug 1-Oct 9

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 12:04pm

Showcasing the art, science, and innovation of stop motion animation, the BFI Southbank ‘Season’ includes the ‘LAIKA: Frame x Frame’ exhibition, special talks with Guillermo del Toro, Henry Selick, The Brothers Quay, Suzie Templeton, and other top filmmakers, as well as screenings of films like ‘Coraline,’ ‘Street of Crocodiles,’ ‘Jason and the Argonauts,’ ‘Chicken Run,’ and the original ‘King Kong.’  

Animated Features Headline News

Lupus Films Drops ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ Trailer

The 3-time BAA Award-winning animated film directed by Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry follows the saga of a young boy swept overboard on a family sailing trip who washes ashore on a remote island; the feature will screen at Marche du Film/Festival des Cannes in May.

Business Headline News

Aardman Inks Deals for ‘Pop Paper City’ and ‘Interstellar Ella’

The award-winning animation studio’s distribution arm scores worldwide deals for third-party animated series that share studio’s ‘values of quality and originality, with humor as a core theme.’

Training Headline News

Final Pixel Academy Launches Virtual Production Fellowship and Master Class

Exclusively for candidates in Scotland, the 3-year fully funded fellowship is now accepting applications through November 17; in partnership with NYU, the Virtual Production Master Class begins on October 30, applications are open.

indie animation Headline News

Illuminated Film Shares ‘A Bear Named Wojtek’ Trailer

The 30-minute 2D animated film chronicles the journey of an orphaned bear adopted by Polish soldiers during WWII; it is a ‘profound story of identity, of belonging, of home’ - coming to BBC ALBA in the U.K. and TVP in Poland next year.

Don't Give Me That Do Goody Good Bullshit Headline News

Pink Floyd Animation Contest Stirs Controversy by Exploiting Artists

The animation community is calling foul play on an animated music video competition being held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary English rock band’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ album.

Bug Out! Headline News

Here’s the ‘Buzz’ on Aardman’s ‘Lloyd of the Flies’ Animated Series

The quirky, new comedy-adventure follows Lloyd B Fly, a housefly and middle child living at home with his family of 224; viewers will be introduced to the weird and wonderful world of insects when the show premieres next month on CITV.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Sixteen South Originals Unveils ‘The Coop Troop’ at Annecy 2022

Audiences enjoyed the first episode and trailer of the new CGI animated series, a co-production with Mikros Animation IP, France télévisions, and Tencent Video, that follows a gang of five unlikely heroes, thirsty for adventure and escape from their mundane life on a farm.

Business Headline News

ScreenSkills Responds to BFI Closure of Young Audiences Content Fund

Popular program supporting creation of high-quality content for young audiences concludes its 3-year run on February 25; concerns include impact on training as well as industry wide talent shortages and workforce development.

Business Headline News

‘A Bear Named Wojtek’ Animated Special Secures Funding

Filmograf and The Illuminated Film Company ink co-production deal on project about the fantastic journey of an orphaned Syrian brown bear; Iain Gardner will direct, drawing inspiration from Frédéric Back’s ‘The Man Who Planted Trees.’

Education Headline News

ScreenSkills Select Endorses 18 UK Animation and VFX Courses

Government-sponsored group identifies educational programs that promote diversity while producing ‘industry ready’ talent; Nottingham Trent University and Bournemouth University have been designated as having strong industry ties while featuring high-quality course content.

UK Funding for Animated Shorts Headline News

BFI Short Form Animation Fund Now Open for Project Submissions

Applications now being accepted through August 16 for short form animation project financing; new partnership with The StoryFutures Academy supports two additional immersive projects in AR or VR.

Cool CGI from Bristol Headline News

Aardman and CITV Reveal ‘Lloyd of the Flies’ Voice Cast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9:31am

New CGI comedy series about a housefly – a middle child of 453 – his little sister, and their ongoing misadventures is the flagship project for the government's Young Audiences Content Fund; show set to air Autumn 2022.

Business Headline News

UK Animation Trends and Opportunities Highlighted at Annecy

During an online panel, industry agencies, including Film London, Animation UK, BFI, and Screen Scotland, renewed their sector commitment while sharing business development, investment, and government support insights and strategies in the wake of COVID-19.

Workers’ rights Headline News

BFI and BAFTA Issue Action List to Fight Workplace Bullying, Harassment, and Racism

Guidance outlines employers legal and ethical responsibilities; new suite of The Film and TV Charity services provides immediate support for victims.

Covid-19 Headline News

UK Screen Alliance Updates Post and VFX COVID-19 Guidance

Version 2.0 sets parameters to safely manage client attendance in editing sessions while minimizing the risk of the Coronavirus transmission. 

Annecy 2020 Headline News

Animation UK and BFI Promote British Animation at Annecy 2020

Lupus Film’s ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ was honored as best TV Special at the YouTube livestream of the official Annecy Awards. 

Festivals Headline News

Encounters Film Festival Announces Expanded Animation Lineup

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Bristol’s largest international film festival, coming September 24-29, reveals an extensive program of animation-related activities.

BFI Headline News

BFI Launches £57M Young Audiences Content Fund

Led by Jackie Edwards, newly-announced YACF team includes John Knowles as Production Executive, Harriet Williams as Development Executive and Hesham Sabry as Business Affairs Executive.

Aardman Headline News

Meet Dug & Hognob in New Trailer for Nick Park’s ‘Early Man’

Stop-motion animated feature from the Oscar-winning creators of ‘Wallace & Gromit’ and ‘Shaun the Sheep’ arrives in theaters on February 16th.

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