So – It’s all change!

Work for Flip 2010 is well under way with submissions pouring into Flip HQ from all over the world.

Not content with keeping ourselves busy with the deludge of mail and animations to trawl through, we also decided that this year not only would our web page get a whole new look – it would also get a whole new home so we’ve moved sites and servers.

So now we have a new home to decorate, make coffee in and talk about all things Flip.Please visit for your regular updates from the Flip team.

Steph xxx


Flip Submission Deadline

Just a quick reminder to all: the submission deadline for this year’s Flip Festival is the 9th July….that’s just four days away!

So pop those films in the post in the next couple of days if you want the chance for your film to be in the Open Shorts section in November. I look forward to getting your film…



Can I first of all say a big thank you to everyone who came to Flip Festival 2009, I really hope you all enjoyed the weekend as much as we did! We’re still recovering, but I’m not sure if that was from the festival itself or the *ahem* after party festivities!

Anyway you don’t really want to hear me banging on about our hangovers so without further ado here are this years winners!

Open Shorts

Sponsored by Toon Boom, Stop Motion Pro and Clare Kitson who donated her book “British Animation: The channel 4 factor”
Judges were Sarah Cox, Stuart Messinger and Greg McLeod

Best UK film: Black Dog’s Progress by Steve Irwin
Best international film:
The Terrible Thing of Alpha 9 by Jake Armstrong, USA
Best Experimental film:
Play of Silence by Virginia Mori
Best Stop Motion:
Deadline by Bang Yao Liu
Best newcomer:
Rabbit Punch by Kristian Andrews
Special Jury mention for:
Man Up by Ed Barrett
Best of Festival:
Kudan by Taku Kimura

Various prizes were given out: a big thank you to Toon Boom who gave away a copy of Toon Boom Animate in the categories of Best Film and Best UK Film; a copy of Stop Motion Pro went to Deadline by Bang Yao Liu and best newcomer, Kristian Andrews, won Clare Kitson’s book, “British Animation: The channel 4 factor”.

Student Films

Sponsored by Toon Boom
Judged by Chris Randall, Dominic Osborne and Andy guest

The overall winner was Vegetable Panic by Chris Warren from Wolverhampton University.

He received a Toon Boom studio software package a goody bag from Brother’s McLeod, badges, DVD and Books

The runners up were:

Heistlands by Natasha Deighton
Tuk, Tuk by Paul Barlow
Tito The Armadillo by Fraser Ntukula
May name is Tom by Dan Austin
Old Black Crow by Michael Eaton

They all walked away with a goody bag from Brother’s McLeod, badges, DVDs, & books.

Congratulations to all our winners, the competition for all categories across the festival was tough, I’m glad I wasn’t the one have to do the judging as I wouldn’t have know where to start!!

Here’s looking forward to Flip 2010!

Steph xx

The World of Arthur Cox

Flip is delighting to be able to welcome director and producer Sarah Cox, from the award winning ArthurCox studio into our programme.

Originally started by Sally Arthur and Sarah Cox in 2002, the Bristol based studio has since grown in size and diversity and has become a home to many other award winning directors and animators, including: Matthew Walker,  ‘John and Karen’ (Cartoon d’Or nominee 08); Sally Arthur, ‘A-Z’ (Best Documentary Rushes festival 08); Felix Massie  ‘Keith Reynolds Can’t Make it Tonight’; Mark Simon Hewis, ‘The Life Size Zoetrope’ and Fig Roll, ‘Little Face’.

Flip will launch with a screening of work by the studio including short films, broadcast and commercial work, followed by an ‘in conversation’ discussion chaired by Greg McLeod, from the Brother’s McLeod.


Hi, my name is Steph and I’ve been invited by Peter, “the Flip Master” himself,  to blog on this here website.

I work with Peter at Light House, I can be found loitering around reception answering phones and generally smiling like a goon at everyone who comes in. I’m responsible for, amongst other things, keeping all Light House’s social media up to date, the blog, facebook, myspace, twitter etc, and now this too.

I thought I’d ease myself gently into the world of Flip by stopping by, saying a quick hello and posting a video of a brilliant use of stop motion animation, in a wedding invite. At 4 mins 15 secs he must have really loved his wife to be to put this much effort in….

Colour Host Flip Festival Closing Party

Resident music promoters Colour will host this year’s Flip closing party, which will feature live music from regional artists, DJ sets, live visuals and homemade cakes.

Colour is a West Midlands-based promotions group founded in 2006. Their focus is to bring leftfield indie, electronica, folk and other mainstream-eschewing artists to the region through live music events and the music and culture blog

For more information on Colour and the artists playing at the party, click here.

Portfolio Reviews Call for Animators!

We are looking for six up-and-coming animators to present their showreel during this year’s festival. The session takes place on 7th November 2008 between 4.00 and 5.30pm, and will provide professional feedback on showreels in front of a live audience.

We’re inviting six brave animators to present their showreel to a panel of experts representing various sectors, including games, character animation, advertising, 2D and 3D animation.

If you’re interested in getting some professional feedback on your showreel, drop Flip a line with a brief CV, to