Are you interested in developing your skills as an animation short film producer and applying to future rounds of the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund? On Tues 20 Feb at 6pm join us for a free online taster of our forthcoming Animation Producer Lab – aimed at aspiring, early-career producers based in the South West of England (see region map on our FAQs page). In this session, led by Abigail Addison (animation producer, director of Animate Projects) and BFI NETWORK Talent Executive Jess Wheeler) we’ll introduce all the topics we’ll be exploring later in the year (such as budgeting, scheduling, story, pitching, and offer you a chance to ask questions about the Lab itself.
We’re interested in candidates who might not yet identify as a producer but who have relevant transferable skills; for example, you might have experience in project/event management, fundraising, public relations, logistics, as a personal assistant… and be looking to make the move into filmmaking. We’re also interested in live-action short film producers who might consider working on animation projects.
About the Animation Producer Lab
To help broaden the pool of animation producers in the region, BFI NETWORK South West is excited to announce a new Animation Producer Lab in collaboration with ScreenSkills, supported by the Animation Skills Fund. The Lab will take place over one full day in May, followed by a series of online workshops.
The Lab will support entry-level animation producers or those interested in moving into the role, with a focus on key areas of responsibility (generally shared across 2D, 3D and stop-motion) including (but not limited to): story development; funding; budgeting; scheduling; pitching; freelancing and project management.
Applications for the Lab will open early Spring 2024.
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About Abigail Addison
Abigail Addison is a Producer and Programmer. She is also a Director of Animate Projects, an agency that works at the intersection of animation, film and art. Addison has produced many innovative projects including thematic slates of shorts for Channel 4’s Random Acts, Silent Signal, a large-scale touring art & science project that received Welcome Trust support, and Untold Tales, micro-commissions for Instagram. She was recently the Training and Development Producer for production company Lupus Films and was the Animation Programmer for Edinburgh International Film Festival.
This project is supported by the Animation Skills Fund with contributions from UK animation productions.
BFI NETWORK in the South West.
The BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund opens for applications this March. Join us for a discussion and Q&A with a special guest.
This month, we will be featuring two guests to talk about new opportunities for our membership.
The UKCA have opened registration for their 2024 conference, titled Growing Audiences for the Big Screen Experience, taking place at BFI Southbank from 5-6 March.