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SHORT STORIES FROM SERBIAN SCHOOLS

SHORT STORIES FROM SERBIAN SCHOOLS

Takovski Ustanak, a school in Serbia, screened the British animation, Animal Farm (1954), which is part of the Anim18 Politics and Persuasion strand. The pupils wrote short stories in response to the film, which you can read below. Responses to Animal Farm by Serbian...

QnA With The Space

QnA With The Space

The Space is an organisation that aims to build digital capacity across the UK. As part of our focus on new technologies, they kindly agreed to speak with us about what they do and how that relates to animation. Can you summarise what The Space does for someone who...

Animation Podcasts and Conversations

Animation Podcasts and Conversations

Over the course of Anim18 there have been some great discussions about animation. Luckily many were recorded and kindly shared with us. Here are some of the podcasts you can listen to.  Black British Animators – screening + discussion at the BFI SouthbankAs part of...

Dark & Twisted British Animations

Dark & Twisted British Animations

Animators are a varied bunch, and with Halloween upon us we thought this would be the perfect time to share some animated shorts that illuminate the more dark and twisted sides of animators imaginations! Proceed if you dare!Content Warning: These films...

QnA with Samantha Moore

QnA with Samantha Moore

Samantha Moore is an animated documentary maker and researcher, who teaches at the University of Wolverhampton. She specialises in science collaborations, working with archaeologists to neuroscientists and microbiologists, making films on topics such...

10 Of The Best British Animated Music Videos

10 Of The Best British Animated Music Videos

Music and animation are a perfect match.There is something about the way that animation can be so perfectly maneuvered to match the music that makes the experience of watching the video a whole sensory journey. It also offers filmmakers the chance to experiment with...

QnA with Elizabeth Hobbs

QnA with Elizabeth Hobbs

Elizabeth Hobbs is a award-winning British animator, who specialises in making short films that stretch the material possibilities of her medium. She often works with Emily Tracy and The Creative Research Collective, as well as sharing her practice through lecturing...

The Impact Of Aardman On Modern Animation

The Impact Of Aardman On Modern Animation

By James Calver In many British households, the works of Aardman hold a special place in people’s hearts. Whether that be those who were brought up on the original Wallace & Gromit short films, those who watch Chicken Run every year at Christmas, or...

Top 10 Animations Based On British Books

Top 10 Animations Based On British Books

So many amazing animations are based on British books! As part of Anim18, we're exploring some of the best animations from the UK and around the world that have been inspired by British stories. Using everything from stop motion to CGI and anime, animators bring to...

Programming Animation For Refugee Audiences

Programming Animation For Refugee Audiences

By Demi Amber Every Wednesday at around 16:15 the café at Oasis Refugee Centre is filled with the smell of freshly popped popcorn, there’s children passing around oranges and huge slices of watermelon and parents and guardians having a natter over hot beverages. It’s...

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