Speaking of festivals, don't forget that next week is the fourth edition of the Manchester Animation Festival, fast becoming one of the industry's most exciting fests and boasting its best line-up to date. As well as the usual programmes there are special events including a Barry Purves retrospective and behind-the-scenes presentations for Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires, Isle of Dogs, This Magnificent Cake and The Highway Rat, not to mention a whole heap of panels loaded with industry wisdom if that's what you're in the market for.
- Living Like Heta (Dir. Bianca Caderas/Isabella Luu/Kerstin Zemp)
- Donald Trump Watching The Voice (Dir. Joost Lieuwma)
- Ooze (Dir. Kilian Vilim)
- Thirsty (Dir. Oscar Barany)
- Room (Dir. Michał Socha)
- Winston (Dir. Aram Sarkisian)
- The Hanging of Cowboy Benny (Dir. Joost Lieuwma)
- Haley and Joanna (Dir. Laura Jayne Hodkin)
- Adam (Dir. Emma Allen)
- Sunscapades (Dir. Ben Mitchell)
- Flipped (Dir. Hend Esmat/Lamiaa Diab)
- Letting Go (Dir. Ülo Pikkov)
- Fortune Telling at the Airport (Dir. Joost Lieuwma)
Abertoir International Horror Festival of Wales will be at 3pm for Short Films Competition Part 1. The festival takes place at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Ceredigion, Wales and should be a blast, so check out the full schedule here and swing by if you can.
Rome Independent Film Festival, an event that will see Sunscapades return to the fragrant shores of Italy. You can catch it in the shorts programme that will kick off at 4:20pm at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila on Monday November 19th!
Secrets of British Animation followed by an onstage chat with the director Seb and the legendary Joanna Quinn, who I gather is featured quite prominently in the documentary (rightly so). I've not seen it yet but having had some peripheral involvement in it I can definitely say it's been put together with a lot of love and consideration. Plus hearing Joanna talk animation is always a joy, so if you can get yourself a ticket you won't regret it. Right now the broadcast date isn't 100% confirmed but I'll follow up when I know for sure.
earlier this year, The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle - Episode 2: A Bleaker Predicklement will be doing likewise on the 22nd! Be sure to get it downloaded and treat yourselves to more puzzles, puns and dubious, hopefully-not-actually-offensive accents from my good self.
Now g'wan and get back to work, you.