Animated Avatars at the Southbank

This weekend I am running running a fabulous event/workshop with Emma Allen​ and Oana Nechifor​, about my favourite subject: Identity and Animation!

We will be Saturday and Sunday at the Southbank for the Web We Want Festival. Full details can be found at the event page webwewant.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/animating-avatars-1299

“Who are you online? What shapes your web identity? Do you portray yourself or create another persona?

Explore avatars, selfies and modified profile pictures in this creative workshop that explores our digital identities.

All the result of the event can be found here quirkypicturesanimationworkshops.tumblr.com

And here a small write up for  the event webwewant.southbankcentre.co.uk/blog/art-gifs-1453

More info about the festival can be found in the the main page

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Talk hosted by Animate Projects : Persistence of Vision for Underwire Festival

I am delighted I have been invite to present my work at Underwire Festival for the talk hosted by Animate Projects in Persistence of Vision on November 15, 2014 2:00 pm.

I will be showing 2 of my films: After and Nest of Stone. I will be sharing the stage with Kris Hofmann & Laura Hulme and their wonderful work!

Here a little bit about the event: “Hear from established animation professionals on how to make your mark in the business – whether it be working independently, in a studio, or mixing both worlds – and how to stay true to your vision at the same time. The panel will feature animators Kris Hofmann, Laura Hulme and Kim Noce, who will present their personal and commercial work, and will be chaired by producer Abigail Addison from Animate Projects.

You can buy tickets here http://www.underwirefestival.com/event/animate-projects-presents-persistence-of-vision/

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10th Korean Independent Animation Festival

I have been marvellous lucky to be invited but AniFest in Seoul to be a juror member and showcase our work as MewLab. The festival was amazing, such wonderful talent  and I literally fell in love with Seoul. Here the blurb from the event and some pictures form Seoul…  And if anyone want me again over there please do get in touch!

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MewLab screens at this years Indie AniFest in Seoul South Korea. The program will consist of films created between 2005-2014 by Mew Lab Directors Shaun Clark & Kim Noce. Consisting of 12 films the program will delve into the creative output for 60 minutes followed by a 60 minute special talk from Kim Noce about Mew Lab’s working practices, influences, animation styles and large scale crowd production techniques.Twelve short films have been selected for the special screening to reflect the diversity of Mew Labs output. The films range from animated documentaries to films made for children to horror and autobiographical.


Guest speaker at Sheffield Hallam University

I was a guest speaker  for the Animation Pre-Production module set up by  Melvyn Ternan at Sheffield Hallam University. I talked about the creative process behind the creation of the technique  and the characters  for the short film “The Key”.

As part of this years London International Animation Festival  we will  be presenting the full talk exploring in depth the technique and the production in the  “The Key”.

The presentation is part of the LIAF Industry Events and will take place at London’s Barbican Centre 1st November. Informations can be found on the Barbican website here or on LIAf website here


And just few hours later as a thank you note I received the fantastic note and the gorgeous flowers!



“Nest of Stone” 33rd Canadian Premiere at Vancouver International Film Festival

I am delighted to announce “Nest of Stone” has been selected  to premiere in Canada at the 33rd Vancouver International Film Festival. As one of the largest film festivals in North America, the 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival brings Vancouver audiences some of the best films from around the globe. A true celebration of film.  The 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival runs from Thursday, September 25 to Friday, October 10, 2014.

VIFF introduces you to exceptional international artists who push short-form storytelling to its limits.


One Of The Largest Film Festivals in North America

This fall, the 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival welcomes some of the world’s finest films to one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. For 16 days, almost 365 films from over 70 countries will play on nine screens. Plus: Dozens of directors, writers and actors will be on hand for insightful—and occasionally provocative—post-screening Q&A sessions. In addition to entertaining and essential viewing for film lovers, VIFF also provides invaluable resources for media professionals with VIFF Industry’s development sessions, one-on-one meetings and networking receptions.

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International Shorts

“Nest of Stone” Oct 07 11:45am  Buy ticket here ( http://viff.org/festival/films/f12371-nest-of-stone )

These days, brevity ain’t just the soul of wit. Our entire online world is abuzz with rapid-fire communication, and moving-image “clips” tend to last about the length of a commercial break. thank heavens there are content creators out there who are treating their communications so seriously that they are making fabulous, artistic, big-screen-worthy cinema!

VIFF is ramping up its commitment to short films and we are delighted to have a great sponsor for this investment. The short-film format has been around since the dawn of cinema, but never has it been so relevant. We’ve featured extensive programs of Canadian short films for decades, and our goal now is to expand the number of international shorts in our program.

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Nest of Stone at Encounters Film Festival 2014


Nest of Stone”  has been selected to screen in competition as part of Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2014 and it is eligible for the Encounters Grand Prix Award and may also be eligible for other awards It allows the film to participate for the BAFTAs, the Oscars®, the European Film Awards and the Cartoon d’Or.

Nest of Stone”  will be screened during the festival as part of ANI 1-The Sands of Time at the following time: 12:00, Wednesday 17th September 2014 with Q&A session every afternoon at 16:30 on the same day

Tickets and passes can be bought here


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The full programme will be screened at Watershed in Bristol (16-21 September 2014), with the awards being announced during our Awards Ceremony on Saturday 20 September.

Encounters Festival is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, and the annual meeting place for filmmakers and industry professionals. Based in Bristol, UK, Encounters runs a six day festival in September and its main venues are Watershed and Arnolfini, on Bristol’s scenic Harbourside.

Encounters Festival is the leading UK gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards, and nominated filmmakers qualify for the BAFTAs, the Oscars®, the European Film Awards and the Cartoon d’Or.

Encounters Festival presents an annual International Competition showing the best new short and animated films from around the world, an Industry Forum offering masterclasses, panels and networking for filmmakers and professionals and an inspiring festival programme of screenings and events for everyone to enjoy.

So whether you are a filmmaker looking to launch or develop your career, an Industry professional wanting to stay abreast of what’s new or you are a film lover and want to soak up the festival atmosphere by watching great films and special events, check out our online programme to find out what’s happening at Encounters Festival 2014.

In 2014 Encounters Festival celebrates 20 years as the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, presenting 20/20: Looking back to look forward.

20/20 Looking back to look forward connects the past to the future, presenting a special anniversary celebration of unmissable films, live performances, radical debates and forward thinking visions in sound and image.



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My new film Nest of Stone screening tonight at EIFF 14

My new film Nest of Stone  , is screening tonight at 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014  , Thursday 26 June 18:15 Filmhouse 1.   The screening is entitled: Reflections on identity, memory and remembrance short films produced in the UK contributes to themes of contemplation and commemoration with a diverse programme of work drawing on observation, personality, bereavement, and – in the year which also marks the centenary of the First World War – remembrance. The film will be part of the MCLAREN AWARD: NEW BRITISH ANIMATION 2 short film programme and it has been selected for the shorts jury competition eligible to win one of the following awards: -The Award for Best Short Film
-The Award for Creative Innovation in a Short Film
-The Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to a Short Film The award ceremony will take place on Friday 27th June in Filmhouse 1.  www.nestofstone.mewlab.com

Here a lovely articleEIFF 2014: The McLaren Award, New British Animation 2 | Skwigly

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is an annual fortnight of cinema screenings and related events taking place each June. Established in 1947, it is the world’s oldest continually running film festival.The EIFF presents both UK and international films (all titles are World, International, European or UK Premieres), in all genres and lengths. EIFF 2014 will the Festival’s 68th Edition and runs 18–29 June 2014.

The 2014 Edition will feature activity from the McLaren 2014 Centenary Celebrations, a Scotland-wide project celebrating the centenary of the trailblazing artist, animator, musician Norman McLaren. Born in Stirling, Scotland McLaren spent much of his time in Canada where he helped to set up the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). McLaren 2014 is led by EIFF’s Animation Programmer Iain Gardner and will take place at venues throughout Scotland from April 2014.

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