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…



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 www.flipfestival.co.uk 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 flip@light-house.co.uk or visit the website
Light House The Chubb Buildings Fryer St Wolverhampton WV1 1HT t: 01902 716055

e: info@light-house.co.uk www.light-house.co.uk

For those that couldn’t attend:

We know some of you would have loved to be here the other weekend to celebrate the world of animation and all things Flip with us,
and we know you probably had a very good reason for not coming didn’t you?
Loss of limb, the diagnoses of a previously unheard of illness, you know the sort of excuse you’d use to get out of school exams and we understand, we really do. This is what we have compiled a list of links for you to some of the films and blogs of animators  featured here during Flip 09…

Steve Irwin – The Black Dog’s Progress


Jake Armstrong – The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9!

Virginia Mori – Play of Silence

Bang yao liu – Deadline

Kristian Andrews – Rabbit Punch

Ed Barrett – Man Up

Taku Kimura – Kudan

Chris Warren – Vegetable Panic

Natasha Deighton – The Heistlands

Paul Barlow – Tuk Tuk


Fraser Ntukula – Tito the Armadillo

Daniel Austin – My Name Is Tom

Michael Eaton- Old Black Crow

Needless to say with my stop motion centric mind the ones using this type of animation were my favourite, but you can make up your own minds.


Steph x

WOW, How many?

Crikey you go off sick for a short while and come back to a deluge! Peter’s desk has disappeared under a tidal wave of packages and despite the closing date having already passed still them come.

There are now approximately 200 entries to this years flip and my, what a mammoth task Peter and the judges have to process them all. I don’t envy them one bit It’s time consuming enough to be adding them to the flip map (more to be added soon) once they’ve been processed let alone sit, watch and have to review every single one!

Now for something not so different from me….Stop Motion.

While I was out in quarantine my colleague Ren sent  me a link to stop motion animation set to the dulcet tones of Bloc Party. This made me feel better for two reasons. I like stop motion and I like Bloc Party, and although I know I promised to be more varied with my postings with my first post on my return it felt fitting to share!

Steph x