What do you get when you shove* a dozen animators into a room for a weekend? Well, we don’t really know either, but we hope an animation short film or two comes out of it anyway, when Animation Forum WM’s free, three-day event, AnimationJam between Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th February 2013 hits NTI Birmingham.
The aim is for a dozen animators to produce an animated short film over the course of one weekend.
Here’s how it works, anyone can email in a script / story outline before the application deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accepted applicants (we’re limited to a dozen places so have to be selective unfortunately) then meet-up and agree on a script to work on and divide up any pre-production work two weeks before the main AnimationJam event at an informal meet-up in Birmingham.
Then, over the weekend of Friday 22nd February to Sunday 24th February, at AnimationJam, everyone gets together at NTI Birmingham to produce a 30 second animated short film.
To take part, you’ll need to be available for the majority of the following:
- 12pm-7pm Friday 22nd February
- 10am-6pm Saturday 23rd February
- 10am-6pm Sunday 24th February
To get involved, simply apply using Eventbrite by the deadline of 5pm, Thursday 7th February, including a link to your showreel or example of animation you’ve worked on. If we like the cut of your jib, we’ll contact you directly and take it from there! All animation specialities will be considered.
Whether you’re applying for a place at AnimationJam or not, if you’d like to send a script in for consideration, please email it to email@example.com with ‘Here’s my AnimationJam Script Dammit!’ in the subject line.
In terms of script, please consider that the duration of the animation is likely to be 30 seconds or thereabouts, and ideally suitable to be screened on a city centre BBC Big Screen during the day.
*No shoving will occur in reality, however, the management reserves the right to gently nudge.
When & Where
Animation Forum West Midlands
Animation Forum West Midlands (AFWM) is a free-to-join, support network for animators and those working generally in the animation sector, in the West Midlands region.
It is currently funded by Creative England and managed by Birmingham City University.