"Ray Harryhausen is known as the godfather of stop motion animation, having worked on classic films such as Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of the Titans and Sinbad. Ray Harryhausen stands as a beacon to today’s fantasy filmmakers as the creator who inspired directors such as George Lucas, Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg.
As Ray can no longer attend events, this talk will be given by Tony Dalton, curator of the Ray Harryhausen collection and co-author of Ray’s books about his film work. Tony Dalton will be bringing a selection of Ray’s models to the talk."
(The Marlowe Theatre, UK)
"We’re excited to announce that Dreamworks and Double Negative have been confirmed to attend Anifest 2012. Happening on the 5th and 6th of October, there are a number of talks, workshops and animation competitions. Watch this space as we confirm more details. ... Canterbury Anifest is the South East's animation festival giving an insight into everything animation. In 2012 the festival will take place over the weekend of the 5th & 6th October and will include industry professionals providing talks, master classes and screenings."
(Canterbury Anifest, UK)
Fig. 1 "Canterbury Anifest 2011 Highlights Trailer", Animate & Create Studios.
"I mentioned the New York Photo Festival in an earlier post on the Altfotonet blog. I've since discovered the 3D coverage project by Martin Lenclos. The 3D coverage, gives website visitors the chance to experience the festival 'virtually' by offering photos and video interviews of the NYPH's curators, attendees and exhibitors in an evocative rendering the festival's actual environment."
(Gary Sauer-Thompson, Altfotonet blog, 26 May 2010)
London 22-25 September 2011: "Alpha-ville festival explores the intersection between art, technology and society and for this edition we are collaborating with various venues and spaces in London such us The Victoria & Albert Museum, Whitechapel Gallery, Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, Space Studios, Vortex Jazz Club, Netil House, XOYO and Hearn Street Warehouse to bring along an extensive 4-day event featuring social media art, kinect art, interactive installations, open labs, workshops, performances, screenings, live music & A/V shows, a one-day symposium and more!
The 2011 edition provides an online and live platform to explore, test and disseminate new ideas, emerging trends, collaborations and groundbreaking works. Running from 22-25 September and taking place alongside the London Design Festival, the 2011 edition enables a network of satellite events spreading across different London boroughs and links with other European cities such as Madrid (Twin Gallery) and Brussels & The Hague (Todays Art).
The festival programme also connects east and west London thorough a link with the V&A Digital Design Weekend."
"We are a not-for-profit festival celebrating the wealth of talent working across all genres of short film including live action drama, documentary, animation, music video, and work that pushes boundaries including online or mobile content, title sequences, and idents.
The work of newcomers and established filmmakers is promoted by screening work at cinemas, screening rooms and cafes throughout Soho and London's West End. In conjunction with the competitive program [sic] we hold a large variety of debates and discussions on all aspects of media and filmmaking. The event program [sic] also builds in networking and case studies. Our aims are to provide an arena introducing creativity, new/established practitioners and those partners that can help assist in supporting and furthering people's ideas."
(Soho Shorts, 2011)