Museum Movies Film Competition

Are you interested in making a short film for  Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum?

They have put a call out for film makers, animators and artists from the West Midlands to enter their “Museum Movies Film Competition”

“Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum is starting an exciting new film project titled Museum Movies. We are inviting local film makers to submit short films inspired by Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum’s collections of fine and decorative art, social history, ethnography, archaeology, ceramics and glass. Have a browse through our online collections for ideas! ( Other subjects could include the history of the Royal Pump Rooms building, Leamington Spa’s historic gardens, Leamington Spa’s social history or life in 21st century Leamington Spa.

We will select the five most inspiring films and present them on our mezzanine film screen in the local history gallery. 96,000 people visit Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum every year and on a daily basis the screen is viewed by many local people and tourists. Visitors will be able to vote for their favourite film and the film with the most votes will win the Best Film Award and £150 prize money. The award ceremony will be held on Thursday 23 September 2010 at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum.”

It is free to enter and the competition is open to all ages and abilities. Films should be submitted in DVD format with a completed submission form by Wednesday 14 July 2010. There is no minimum length but the film should not be longer than 10 minutes. If your film is shortlisted they will contact you on Thursday 15 July.

The shortlisted films will be screened from Thursday 22 July onwards.

Please contact Tammy Woodrow on 01926 742700 or for a submission form or any other queries.

Steph xxx


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Calling For Submissions

Flip Animation Festival 2010 calls for Submissions
FLIP Animation festival is back. From Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 November 2010, Light House will play host to the annual celebration of all things animation, now in its 7th year. The call for submissions has now been made.  FLIP, and the festival organisers, would like to invite animators to submit animated films of up to 15 minutes in length. For more information on FLIP Animation Festival visit the page.
The Open Shorts section features the annual FLIP awards and categories this year include Best of Festival, Best British and International Film, Stop Motion and Best Newcomer. Films will be judged by a panel of professionals and experts, with the winners being announced at the festival.  For full details on how to submit a film, please see the submissions page on the website.
This year, for the first time, FLIP is accepting submissions from young people. Animators aged 18 and under will be able to send in their short animated films. A young person’s panel will judge the entries, and choose a selection to be shown at a special showcase at this year’s festival.
FLIP would like to say a big thanks to Von Graff Studio for this year’s festival branding.  Founder Rob Hildreth, developed the concept and designed the artwork.  Keep checking for variations on the theme in the run up to the festival.
To keep up with all the latest news on FLIP Animation Festival 2010 contact us on or visit the website
Light House The Chubb Buildings Fryer St Wolverhampton WV1 1HT t: 01902 716055