Show Me the Animation have started a brand new competition called Do It In Ten. Each month a new topic will be posted and you have respond with a 10 second piece of animation.
The British Animation Awards’ Sheep Sting Competition The British Animation Awards (BAAs) is about promoting and championing UK animation in all its guises, culminating in an awards ceremony and massive party in central London. The Awards will be held at the BFI on the SouthBank on March 7. 2014.
BAA ‘Sting’ competition – over 40,000 views last time!
This is your chance to not only be a part of the event itself but to showcase your unique talents on the big screen during the awards show itself. Following the success of the BAA 2012 competition –entries racked up a total of 40,000 views - we’re doing it again for 2014– inviting you to create an animated sting to amuse and delight both online audiences and the cream of the industry who attend the big event. The brief is fairly open but with a few little rules:
1.Sheep the BAA sting brief is to create something that contains one (or more sheep) with extra points for weaving in references to animation and or the UK). It doesn’t have to be the BAA sheep logo, it can be any sheep or sheeps, and you can do with it/them as you will, as long as you aim to entertain the BAA audience in a quirky, inventive way (but do try and avoid the usual clichés – and smut!). The brief is similar to that given to the leading animation figures from all the world who have created our unique prizes: ranging from Tim Burton to Disney’s Glen Kean to the UK’s Nick Park – or serial conceptualists Dan Greaves and Derek Hayes. Check out previous BAA artists’ work on the website’s Awards Gallery http://www.britishanimationawards.com/
2. Duration Your sting should be between 4 – 25 seconds in duration 3. Technique There are no constraints on technique, genre or style as long as it is animated. Be smart and original. – look at the awards artworks for inspiration, just don’t copy them …Be quirky and inventive. Be daring and dangerous. Just don’t be unacceptably rude and crude.
Who can enter? students, recent graduates, hobby animators and professionals alike, the retired-but-still genius, as long as you are over 18 and currently UK based you can have a go!
How does it work? Entries can be uploaded from October 5th, 2013, with final deadline of February 1st 2014. A selection will be online for public voting, and a final shortlist will be judged by a jury of industry specialists. The quicker you get it done, the longer you have to rack up public votes: but don’t forget that it’s quality above all that counts. We’ll be posting info on the BAA website on how to register your entry and upload it when it is completed, from October 1st.
What’s in it for you? Apart from a huge sense of pride and satisfaction from potentially seeing your hard labour up racking up online votes and possibly on the big screen in front of the industries greatest movers and shakers? Finalists will receive a ticket to the gala awards night! And one for the party, so you can network like crazy!
The global energy drinks brand, Red Bull, are inviting budding animators in the UK to showcase their imagination, adventure and talent as part of Red Bull's nationwide campaign 'Red Bull Canimation'. Artists are invited to submit an animated short film* inspired by Red Bull's famous blue and silver can** for the chance to attend an internship with top animation companies: Aardman Animations, The Mill & 12foot6.
Three winners will be selected by guest judges James Farrington of The Mill; Merlin Crossingham OF Aardman Animations; Dave Anderson of 12foot6; Jayne Pilling of British Animation Awards; Tom Tagholm of 4Creative. In addition to the internships, the three winners will have their submissions featured on Channel 4 and in cinemas nationwide.
* Film must be no longer than 2 minutes
** The Red Bull blue and silver can must be the feature focus of the animation film. Find out more