Animation has infiltrated our lives in a big way; from television cartoons, to X-box addictions, from sordid Japanese Anime, to multi-million pound Hollywood films. Filp Festival is celebrating this media in a unique, informative, and accessible way.
The three-day event, starting on the 4th November, is run by the Light House Media Centre in Wolverhampton in partnership with University of Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. The event hosts a variety of full screenings and shorts, as well as workshops and presentations from industry insiders- a must for any aspiring animators.
Highlights this year include the screening of UK shorts on Friday morning, which showcases a number of award winning British animators and animations, and Saturday’s ‘Personal View’ session, where Clare Kitson (former commissioning editor for Animation at Channel 4), will talk through some of her personal favourites. Expect to see an eclectic collection of familiar classics, as well as masterfully crafted European shorts.
On Thursday evening, Flip will relocate to TEE in Birmingham (Millennium Point), to host a free evening called ‘Animating the West Midlands’, where a selection of work from some of the City’s finest animators will be screened until 10pm. This event will be followed by drinks and a chance to mingle with animators at the iBar.
The festival also caters for families looking for something fun and creative to enjoy; including a free family animation workshop day, and child friendly animation screenings.
For tickets and more details about this event, please visit http://www.flipfestival.co.uk. MJ