Thursday, 14 July 2011

FLIP International Animation Festival returns and is now calling for submissions!

FLIP International Animation Festival returns to Light House Media Centre in Wolverhampton on Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 October 2011. Light House will play host to the annual celebration of all things animation; in education, in industry and in everyday life. FLIP would like to invite animators from all around the world to submit films of up to 15 minutes in length. For more information on FLIP Animation Festival and 2011 submissions visit http://www.flipfestival.co.uk/

For this year’s festival there is an open door policy on accepting animations from young people, and regional, national and international participants. There will be awards for Best in Festival, Best UK Film, Best International Film, Best Stop Motion and Best Newcomer (under 18). The closing date for submissions will be 31 August 2011. Submission guidelines and forms can be downloaded from http://www.flipfestival.co.uk/

FLIP is an eclectic mix of all things animation. Based in the heart of the Midlands the festival provides a wide range of experiences from educational workshops for young people to experimental animation for grown ups; from industry led panels to feature film screenings and from international showcases and retrospectives of short films to spotlights on animation studios.

The FLIP 2011 team is excited to take up the reigns from former Festival Coordinator Peter McLuskie, who moved onto pastures new earlier this year. Light House has been faced with funding challenges due to the changing landscape of the Screen Agencies and the UK Film Council. However, the team is proud to have successfully sourced funds to continue with the further growth of FLIP’s regional, national and international reputation in its 8th year.

The FLIP Team overseen by Kelly Jeffs, Deputy CEO for Light House, consists of; Renata Walton (Festival Coordinator), Drew Roper (Industry Curator), Kathryn Kliszat (Education Coordinator) and Steph Jennings (Digital Marketing Assistant).

If you would like to participate in this year’s FLIP International Animation Festival please contact us by email: flip@light-house.co.uk  or tel: 01902 716055, keep your eye on www.flipfestival.co.uk for the festival programme as it is confirmed. FLIP is part funded by Screen WM and Wolverhampton City Council.

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