Tuesday, October 21, 2008

co-operative young film makers

I had an absolutely brilliant time at the co-operative young film makers festival on 9th and 10th Oct.

Without a doubt, the best thing for me was seeing so many young people I've worked with over the years turn up to see their films on the big screen, like the Goole Silent Movie group with their film "The Lost Princess" (above left). What a buzz!

It was great to see so many people at my Animation Fascination talk and at the UK premiere for ASIFAs Workshop Group film, "Olympics Let's Fantasize". To see what my groups in the afternoon created with just a pad of paper, a pencil and a little imagination, check out these flipbooks! Nice one!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Best Animated Film Award!

Well done all. The Biomation Aspergers Syndrome Syndrome film was the winner of the animation category at the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival awards announced on Sunday. The Aspergers Syndrome film was commended for its use of animation to explore the social, scientific and emotional aspects of Aspergers Syndrome.

The competition received entries from across the world including America, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and Israel. It was such an honour to see the film being shown on the big screen at the prestigious Filmhouse in Edinburgh alongside other award winning films.
You can view the film on the 4mations website here.

For more information on the film, visit the BioMation blog.