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  • LIAF Competition Screening 3 Giveaway

    LIAF Competition Screening 3 Giveaway

    The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) – the UK’s largest independent animation festival – returns to the Barbican Cinemas and the Horse Hospital from next Friday the 24th October with a whopping 10-day celebratory feast of forums, workshops, international and…

  • How To Market Your Short Film Online: The Missing Scarf

    How To Market Your Short Film Online: The Missing Scarf

    This month the animation community was abuzz with the online premiere of 2014’s big film festival success The Missing Scarf. The film received a huge reaction on social media during the week of the release, but was this a purely …

  • Interview with Jorge Gutiérrez, director of ‘The Book of Life’

    Interview with Jorge Gutiérrez, director of ‘The Book of Life’

    The visually rich world of Reel FX‘s newest feature film The Book of Life opens in UK cinemas today, midst a gleefully saturated and dynamic advertising campaign which has screamed out from bus stops and billboards across the nation. A …

  • Animal Farm – 60th Anniversary DVD review

    Animal Farm – 60th Anniversary DVD review

    We don’t really celebrate our animated feature film heritage as much as we should here in the UK. Of course, over in the states they have an unbroken chain of features in the mainstream consisting mainly of Disney films from …

  • LIAF Competition Screening 2 Giveaway

    LIAF Competition Screening 2 Giveaway

    The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) – the UK’s largest independent animation festival – returns to the Barbican Cinemas and the Horse Hospital from next Friday the 24th October with a whopping 10-day celebratory feast of forums, workshops, international and…

  • 100 Greatest Animated Shorts / Moonbird / John and Faith Hubley

    100 Greatest Animated Shorts / Moonbird / John and Faith Hubley

    USA / 1959

    John Hubley had met Faith Elliot while they were both working on the UPA sex education film ‘Of Human Growth’. Although they met in LA both had originated from New York, John Hubley from an artistic family …

  • ‘Rocks In My Pockets’ by Signe Baumane – Review

    ‘Rocks In My Pockets’ by Signe Baumane – Review

    In the often romanticised universe of animated feature film production – a world peppered with slick photorealism, cute animals anthropomorphised with contrived sassiness and the marketing godsend of A-list celebrity endorsement – frequently the most remarkable contributions have been from …

  • LIAF Competition Screening 1 Giveaway

    LIAF Competition Screening 1 Giveaway

    The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) – the UK’s largest independent animation festival – returns to the Barbican Cinemas and the Horse Hospital from next Friday the 24th October with a whopping 10-day celebratory feast of forums, workshops, international and…

  • Nominations Announced: British Academy Children’s Awards

    Nominations Announced: British Academy Children’s Awards

    Three nominations for KATIE MORAG, OLD JACK’S BOAT, 4 O’CLOCK CLUB, THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, ROY and WOLFBLOOD each receive two nominations.

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced the nominations for its annual British …

  • Q&A with ‘Grace Under Water’ Director Anthony Lawrence

    Q&A with ‘Grace Under Water’ Director Anthony Lawrence

    Australian animator Anthony Lawrence’s latest short film Grace Under Water has been making the rounds at festivals including Annecy and Hiroshima, with an upcoming UK screening at this year’s LIAF festival. Making use of uncannily detailed stop-motion puppetry and 3D …

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