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animate! Stirring the Past at Halloween Festival London

Saturday 6 January 2007 19:00

animate!’s Stirring the Past: Live Personal Journies invites two artists, Run Wrake and Max Hattler, to be VJs for the night and to re-visit each of their personal histories via their own home movie and video footage, accompanied by music important to events in their past.

The evening is part of the [...]

animate! the City at Articulated London

1 – 10 December 2006

Articulated is a free multi-sensory art exhibition by pioneering digital artists The Light Surgeons, bringing together a wide spectrum of interactive works, short films, live performance and theatre that investigates London and the city.

In collaboration with onedotzero festival, and commissioned by Nokia Nseries, artists from diverse backgrounds have created works which [...]

animate! Artist Award screening and Book launch in London

Thursday 14 December 2006 18:00

Hot from the Encounters Short Film Festival in Bristol (21 – 26 November)... The international animate! Artist Award, a new addition to the exciting list of Encounters’ prizes, is all about refreshing animation and the moving image – way beyond live-action.

242 films were submitted for the Award. Come and see a [...]

animate! tv 2006: 6 Premières on Channel 4

Sunday 10 December 2006 24:05am

Five new animate! films receive their première broadcast in animate! tv on 10 December on Channel 4, starting at five past midnight (ie 00:05 on Monday morning).

Commissioned in 2005, they are Interstellar Stella by AL + AL, Proximity by Inger Lise Hansen, Purple Grey by Sebastian Buerkner, We Believe in Happy [...]

French filmmaker wins animate! Artist Award 2006

Edouard Salier has won the first animate! Artist Award with his film Empire.

The Award for innovation in manipulated moving image was given in association with the Encounters Short Film Festival. 242 international submissions were assessed by the animate! jury for their success in challenging the boundaries of animation through radical content and ground-breaking concepts, forms [...]

The animate! Book published

Editors: Benjamin Cook and Gary Thomas

Contributors: Dick Arnall, Edwin Carels, Gareth Evans, Angela Kingston, Mike Sperlinger and Ian White

The animate! Book: Rethinking Animation

animate!, the ground-breaking commissioning project established by Arts Council England and Channel 4 which supports risk-taking and experimental animation works for television, is the focus of The animate! Book, just published by LUX [...]

animate! Rogue Talents 3 at Riverside Studios London

Thursday 7 December 2006 18:45

In the third of a unique monthly series, experimental animation project animate! presents features, shorts and documentaries that take life beyond live action into a delirious, unsettling, inspiring and stunningly imaginative realm, where the visual meets the visionary.

animate! Rogue Talents double bill 3: Future Worlds
Films that look beyond science fiction clichés [...]

animate! Artist Award at Encounters Festival Bristol

21 – 26 November 2006

The celebrated pair of Bristol international film festivals, Brief Encounters and Animated Encounters, have united into one Encounters Short Film Festival. The new Encounters is the largest UK celebration of the present and future of short filmmaking, across six days packed with live action shorts and animation.

animate! is proud to add [...]

animate! tv 2006 Previews at RESFEST London

14 – 19 November 2006

The tenth annual RESFEST started in Chicago in October and is travelling to more than 45 cities on six continents. The peripatetic event has a world-wide reputation for innovative film, music, art, design, fashion, culture and technology. Core programmes feature the latest and most exciting short-form work encompassing music videos, animation [...]

3 artists selected for animate! residencies in 2007

There were 55 submissions for the new animate! residencies at London College of Communication, funded by a grant from Arts Council England.

Three artists, Sebastian Buerkner, Riccardo Iacono and Jane Cheadle, will each take up a residence of ten weeks in a dedicated studio space in the Animation Department at LCC’s Elephant & Castle campus.

The Department [...]