Animated Exeter is an annual festival initiated in 1999 and developed by Exeter City Council. With an audience of around 15,000, Animated Exeter is now the premier animation festival in the South West. Its core aims are to:
*Excite and inspire young people
*Encourage and foster talent
*Showcase high quality animation
They run a year round programme of workshops for schools and young people in the South West, with information about further education and career paths into the animation industry; competitions for animators; showcasing high quality international animation and curating exhibitions to entertain and inform the public.
We have been pleased to be able to showcase some of the previous winners of the Animated Exeter competitions, and the quality and depth of these short films showed just how much talent the British animation industry has, as well as how many young and upcoming young animators are waiting in the wings.
The next festival is scheduled for 14 – 26 February 2011, see the Animated Exeter website for details. We’re certainly looking forward to it!
SCREENED AT: The Aeon Festival – August 2010; Compton Verney Art Gallery – November 2010