Submissions for LIAF10 are now open

29.12.09
London International Animation Festival The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. It usually screens around 350 films each year in competitive, student, curated and retrospective programmes. LIAF generates a smaller touring festival around the UK and one-off special screenings for other worldwide festivals. To be considered eligible for selection in LIAF10, your film should have been completed after ...
Ivan’s Childhood by Andrei Tarkovsy

28.12.09
Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Tarkovsky This week’s film is nominated by APEngine Editor, Gary Thomas: “I tend to drift off to my happy place when people start banging on about the genius of Tarkovsky. I like his films and I like children, but eating a whole one, as it were, can be tough going. I mean, that candle carrying scene in Nostalgia… jeez… just give up mate.” “But ...
Ed Ruscha: Short film competition winner

26.12.09
Noise (film still), Fiona Skinner And the winner is… Fiona Skinner’s film, featuring former The Smith’s guitarist Johnny Marr, is the winner of the Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting film challenge. A competition set by the Southbank Centre to find a 30-second film about the Hayward Gallery exhibition. The competition was judged by artists Louise Wilson and Jeremy Deller and Director of the Hayward Gallery ...
The Eye of God by Angela Kingston

23.12.09
The Last 3600 Seconds of Wasp, Zatorski & Zatorski, image courtesy of the artists Angela Kingston considers God and the importance of seeing small things. I’m now an atheist, but I’m nostalgic about one thing in particular from my Sunday School. On the wall, mounted in a frame, were the words: God sees the sparrow fall. Meaning that, no matter how insignificant something might seem to be, ...
Courtisane Festival: Call for entries

22.12.09
It’s the last chance to enter the 2010 Courtisane Festival as the deadline of 31 December looms ever closer. The Courtisane Festival is looking for film, video and media art works for the next festival which takes place on 23-26 April 2010, in Ghent, Belgium. They require that the films or projects must have been completed after 2007 and that any Non Dutch, French or ...
David Sylvian: Small Metal Gods

21.12.09
David Sylvian: Small Metal Gods, directed by Hiraki Sawa Here Hiraki Sawa illustrates the sentiments of David Sylvian‘s track Small Metal Gods with his own tiny animated deities. The video echoes the haunting vocals of Sylvian (former frontman of new wave pop band Japan) with the imagery of miniature airplanes eerily gliding about an uninhabited apartment in Sawa’s signature minimalist style. Hiraki Sawa first film, Dwelling, ...
Carol Morley

21.12.09
Carol Morley Carol Morley’s films have been shown internationally in galleries, cinemas, festivals and on television, and have been described as “provocative films that cross boundaries between fact and fiction, exploring extraordinary things that happen to ordinary people” (BFI Southbank Catalogue). Since graduating from Central St Martins in 1993 with a first class honours degree in fine art film and video, she has received the Best ...