Adding animation to the ‘Breaking Into’ series, The Reel’s Editor Jamie Madge will examine what it takes to get noticed when starting out and how best to propel your career into the world of Animation. With a panel made up of leading practitioners in the animation field.
GUEST SHORTS: AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
12:00 Rushes Delegate Tent. BOOK HERE
The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) presents a selection of award-winning shorts. This selection showcases the extraordinary innovativeness and variety that typifies the best in new filmmaking: an exciting and vibrant programme that aims to bring independent film to new audiences.
THE FOUNDRY PRESENT VFX EFFECTS
12:30 De Lane Lea. BOOK HERE
Visual effects artists will show how they are using The Foundry’s cutting edge VFX software to create inspirational animation sequences. You will get a rare behind the scenes glimpse of the complex processes and techniques that go into high-end animation projects.
The Foundry is a world-leading innovator in visual effects software providing solutions for compositing, lighting, texture painting, stereo-3D, conforming and more. The company has established itself as a critical partner to major film studios and post production houses including ILM, Weta Digital, DreamWorks, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Framestore, Digital Domain, MPC and Rushes.
The Foundry’s products have been used to create breath-taking effects sequences on a wide range of features, animation, television projects and commercials. High profile examples include the 2012 Oscar® winners, HUGO (Best Visual Effects) and Rango (Best Animated Feature Film) as well as the EMMY award winning Boardwalk Empire.
GUEST: SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
14:00 Rushes Delegate Tent. BOOK HERE
Shorts presents a showcase of Australian talent across a week of lounge-style film screenings. Set in non-cinematic venues, Shorts is an intimate event that combines great film, fabulous food and a cocktail atmosphere to create a uniquely creative vibe. The festival is fantastic opportunity for filmmakers, artists, corporate and the general public to mingle, creating a very enthusiastic audience.
THE FUTURE OF ANIMATION
16:00 Apple Store Regent Street.
In association with the British Council
British animation is dominating the festival circuit like never before. The welcome introduction of tax breaks for animation and games companies in the 2012 budget gives us a growing optimism that animation expertise in the UK is finally getting the recognition it deserves. This panel will consider how these new breaks will benefit the animation industry and how they may translate into opportunities for filmmakers. We will also examine ongoing developments in new media and look at how they are pushing the frontiers for animation.
OFFICIAL SCREENING: ANIMATION PROGRAMME ONE
LA DETENTE directed by Pierre Ducos, Bertrand Bey (Not To Scale) 08:30 FRANCE
THIS IS NOT REAL directed by Gergely Wootsch (Royal College Of Art) 06:40 UK
WHISTLER directed by Tokyoplastic (Picasso Pictures) 01:30 UK
ROBOTS OF BRIXTON directed by Kibwe Tavares (Factory Fifteen) 05:36 UK
PYTHAGASAURUS directed by Peter Peake (Aardman Animations) 03:52 UK
BAO directed by Sandra Desmazières (Les Films De l’Arlequin) 11:21 FRANCE
THIS IS COLIN directed by Perrie Murphy 04:35 UK
CADAVER directed by Jonah D. Ansell (Jams) 07:26 USA
BRADLEY MANNING HAD SECRETS directed by Adam Butcher 05:30 UK
THE PUB directed by Joseph Pierce (59 Productions) 07:45 UK
AN ORGASM directed by Fred Joyeux (Krazy Bird) 01:20 FRANCE
MY BLOODY LAD directed by Deadwalter (Quad Productions) 02:34 FRANCE
CHERRYWOOD CANNON directed by Charlie Paul (Itch Film Ltd) 06.40 UK
MEGALOMANIA directed by Jonathan Gales (Factory Fifteen) 04:35 UK
CALVAIRE FRUITÉ directed by Eddy Loukil, Ghayth Chegaar, Victor Jardel 06:15 FRANCE
RSSF NETWORKING BOAT PARTY
19:00 Tattershall Castle. BOOK HERE
In association with Mosaic Networking.
This is an opportunity to meet new contacts and catch up with old ones on the banks of the river Thames. An informal event for all festival filmmakers, supporters and short film lovers as well as folks from other creative industries and backgrounds. Stands from key sectors of the industry will also be present offering advice on various aspects of filmmaking.
OFFICIAL SCREENING: ANIMATION PROGRAMME TWO
KAHANIKAR – THE STORYTELLER directed by Nandita Jain (NFTS) 10:02 UK
RONI directed by Andrea Schneider (Hslu Art&Design) 07:00 SWITZERLAND
CBEEBIES: SPRING OLLIE directed by Matthias Hoegg (Beakus) 01:16 UK
PHONE HOME directed by The Brothers McLeod 02:23 UK
THE HOLY CHICKEN OF LIFE AND MUSIC directed by (Nomint) 02:37 GREECE
FRIENDSHEEP directed by Jaime Maestro (Primerframe) 07:00 SPAIN
FLORÊTTE directed by Gus Filgate & Paul Miller (Little Fish Films) 03:58 UK
A LONG DESCENT directed by Alex Dunford 05.32 UK
THE GOLDEN BIRD directed by Cat Bruce (Edinburgh College Of Art) 11:37 UK
NIGHT ISLAND directed by Salvador Maldonado (Breakthru Films) 06.15 UK
BOTANICAL NIGHTMARE directed by Tom Lucas (University Of Glamorgan) 03:59 UK
SLOW DEREK directed by Dan Ojari (Royal College Of Art) 08:12 UK
BERTIE CRISP directed by Francesca Adams (NFTS) 08:05 UK
PSYCHIC LAND directed by Pablo Gostanian (2veinte) 02:00 ARGENTINA
ADDRESS IS APPROXIMATE directed by Tom Jenkins (The Theory) 02:40 UK