11 October 2010

"TAP" short-listed in major film festival.


A film by Andrew Edwards, Patrick Fowler and Thomas Massey from the University of Wolverhampton has been selected into the competitive screenings of the Encounters International Film Festival – one of the world’s best-known and best-respected celebrations of animation and films under 30 minutes duration.

To achieve a place on the final shortlist for the festival, Andrew, Patrick and Thomas’s entry “TAP” had to impress a panel of judges who saw a total 1,600 entries from 63 countries. The film now goes into the next round of judging, that takes place during Brief/Animated Encounters 2010, a five-day festival of screenings, talks, workshops, master-classes and celebrity visits happening in Bristol, UK, from 16-21 November, and which offers prizes worth a total £12,000.

Liz Harkman, the festival’s managing director, says: “This year due to the relaunch of our Brief and Animated Encounters competitive strands and our three new awards, we’ve seen a huge increase in not only the volume but also quality of the films submitted. Over 200 films have been selected from 1600 entries from a staggering 63 countries. From now, only our international jury can decide which film-makers will win the major prizes but no matter what they decide, the work of every finalist will be seen by film buyers and talent spotters from many parts of the world, and enjoy all the benefits such a showcase brings.”

Animator Andrew Edwards, on behalf of the group, says: “This a fantastic opportunity for the three of us as animation students and we’re very excited that our film has been chosen. Thank you to everyone at DepicT! and Encounters!”

For more details about the Encounters 2010 programme, the festival’s judges and supporters, the prizes on offer and how to book a place or receive the results, please see:

To see "TAP" and other short films short-listed, please visit: http://www.depict.org/

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