Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Personal and Professional Development Task 3

A list of relevant festivals, exhibitions, networking events etc that are relevant to your specialist practice.

Animation Festivals and Networking Events

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This a free service provided for any business professional to use.
It is the largest event and business marketing channel in Great Britain.
The service allows you to expand your business contacts, network, and clients.

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Talent Circle is a networking site for those working in independent film and production.

The Exhibition runs from: 26th June - 18 August 2010

1st Prize £1000
2nd Prize £500
1st Student Prize £500
2nd Student Prize £250

As well as receiving their cash prizes, both 1st prizewinners will be offered an exhibition at Oriel Davies Gallery in Summer 2011.

For more information and an application form, please go to: http://www.orieldavies.org/index.php?url_section_id=13

Animation East is a supportive tool for those based in East Anglia.
It keeps members up to date with news and events and also provides useful tools for those starting out in the industry regardless of location.

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Animated Projects allows artists a space to create work that develops the relationship between art and animation.
It is an online exhibition space currently showcasing over 100 films.

TUESDAY 1st September at

The Cartoonist Pub,
Little New Street, off Fetter Lane
London EC4

from 19.00 - 22.00hrs.

This is a website promoting London International Cartoon Festival.

The Film and Video Workshop
Hungerford Primary School
Hungerford Rd
N7 9LF
London, United Kingdom

Tel: 0207 607 8660

Website: festival website
Email: contact

Is one of the largest animation festivals in the world.
It arranges a smaller touring festival for students.
You're able to enter your animation to the festival team and it will automatically be entered in all of their events

Edinburgh International Film Festival
88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
Scotland UK
telephone +44 (0)131 228 4051
fax +44 (0)131 229 5501
email info@edfilmfest.org.uk

This festival was created to run alongside the Edinburgh International Festival in 1947.
This year the festival runs from 16th-27th June 2010 however this is a yearly event.
It is a festival over 12 days screening films with special events

Watershed Media Centre
1 Canon's Road
Bristol, BS1 5TX

T +44 (0)117 929 9188
F +44 (0)117 952 9988
E info@encounters-festival.org.uk

This is an international short film festival which this year is being held between the 16th - 21st November.

2010 for the 24th Leeds International Film Festival
4th - 21st November 2010
Box Office
0113 224 3801

Is this year being held between the 4th and 21st November.
As yet the website has not been updated with any information.

Flip Festival 4-6th November 2010

Light House,

Chubb Buildings,

Fryer St,


WV1 1HT.

phone: 01902 716 055

email: Flip@Light-house.co.uk
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Flip Festival is being held between 4th - 6th November 2010 at the Lemmington Spa Art Gallery Museum.
It is a festival for film makers, animators and artists that is free to enter.
It will be great exposure as 96,000 people visit the gallery on an annual basis and it is these visitors that make the decision.

Stoke Your Fires
c/o Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Bethesda Street
Tel. +44 (0)1782233691
Email: info@stokeyourfires.com

This is Stoke-On-Trent's third annual animation festival with a mix of talks, seminars, workshops, screenings, and master classes.

Tue 9 - Sat 13 Nov 2010
National Media Museum

Contact No
Tel: 0870 70 10 200

This is a a yearly festival held at the National Museum in Bradford.
It is the U.K's biggest and longest running annual animation festival.
No details are available as of yet for the 2010 event.

Recruitment Agencies

Job Search

Is "the place for animation professionals."
It contains regularly updated news and animation as well as an online directory and networking areas.
You are able to subscribe to the Imagine magazine.

Contact information +44(0)207 614 8000
Email: info@creativepersonel.co.uk

This a multi media recruitment agency specialising in games and 3D.
They source jobs in games and 3D for programmers, artists, animators, and designers.


Interactive Selection
44 Coombe Lane
2nd Floor
Raynes Park
London SW20 0LA

E-mail: david@interactiveselection.com
Telephone: UK FREEFONE: 0500 111 751 (24 hours) International: +44 20 8944 7777 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8944 8100

They have worldwide jobs available in computer video games, and interactive entertainment.
It is an agency with 12 years of games recruiting experience.

Register at

This is an online social networking destination that has the ability to put me in touch with people in the industry.
It is a site specifically for visual effects, C.G, and post producer specialists.

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Is a general job site with the facility to register my C.V. online for company's to view.

Tel: 01709 876 877
Fax: 01709 876 777

16 Nightingale Court Nightingale Close Rotherham S60 2AB
Email for CV
Job Search

Aardvark Swift was established in 1989 and has become Europe's market leading specialist recruitment consultancy fot the video game industry.

Job Search

This is the most comprehensive recruitment site for professionals in the video game, animation, T.V, film, 3D technology, and software tools industries.
It allows for employees to seek employers and vise-versa.


31 John Street London WC1N 2AT Phone: 020 7935 5378

Email Addresses:

General Queries – info@productionbase.co.uk

Worldpay Issues – payments@productionbase.co.uk

Marketing – marketing@productionbase.co.uk

This is a site for people working in T.V, film, and commercial production. It includes the facility for advanced searches, freelancers looking for work and companies looking to hire

Job Search

Is a search engine for local classifieds. It can currently search over 1.7 Million job listings coming from over 2,300 web sites.



The brit films website provides linkes to a variety of organisations who would either help with funding or point me in the direction of someone who can. It provides details of funding available from broadcasters, U.K, tax credits and public funding.

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Angels Den provides an online forum that allows you to put your ideas in front of inverters. there are fees for the service however these are only payable if funding is approved .

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The Princes Trust provide development awards that can be used for further education, training or employment.

The trust can also offer support to help set goals, make decisions and find other programmes of support.

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