How the Spotlight on Care animation will look at Exeter Phoenix

Spotlight on Care projection

Event Date: 
21/10/2021 - 6:15pm to 22/10/2021 - 10:15pm
Exeter Phoenix

Over two consecutive nights (21st - 22nd October, 6.15 pm - 10.15 pm) a large, hand-drawn animation of a Devon carer and her son will be projected onto the Exeter Phoenix Building as part of a collaborative project to celebrate the millions of unpaid carers who work around the clock looking after their friends and family at home. Research shows their role has been made even harder by the closure of support services during the COVID crisis.

Spotlight on Care is an emotive contemporary art project inspired by a collaboration between Exeter-based illustrator-animator Leo Jamelli and...

Lumiere Presents: The UK's Most Searched Films of All-Time

View The UK's Most Popular Animated Films of All-Time: Beauty and The Beast Puts Exeter on The Map

Authored by Reef Pearson
Posted: Tue, 05/04/2021 - 12:32pm

London animation studio Lumiere S tudios has created a map of the UK showcasing the most searched animated films of all-time in different places.

Their study used Google Search Data to locate which towns and cities searched for the most popular animated films the most - and the results were rather surprising!

As you can see, over the past 12 years Exeter has searched for Beauty And The Beast more than any other place in the UK. Clearly Exonains have a soft spot for romance and dancing cutlery.

Plymouth also scored top popularity marks for Finding Nemo, which shows...

Animating success for Plymouth Science Park firm

“Everyone needs animation for their business,” says David Mattock, Director of Full Rotation.

The animation company, based at Plymouth Science Park, is solely focused on producing ground breaking animations for firms around the globe.

“It helps to explain a product. Easy to understand visuals, voiceover and music is more entertaining and easier to understand than a manual consisting of 2000 words,” explains David, who became fascinated by moving images when he was studying at Plymouth College of Arts (some 20 years ago).

Since then he has worked around the world and...

The North! The North!

Event Date: 
02/05/2017 - 7:30pm to 06/05/2017 - 8:45pm
The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

A dark contemporary myth about England featuring highly physical storytelling, film and animation by the former director of Bike Shed Associate Company, Rhum and Clay (64 Squares, A Strange Wild Song, Shutterland).

“In 1985, a fissure formed at England’s centre and split the north from the south. A giant tear through the landscape, a real gap, descending into an abyss of bottomless depth. And in the north, cut off, things began to stir. Beneath the moors and the rivers, in the valleys and by the sea.”

It begins with a phone call and some shocking news. A young man, seeking...

Great movies for kids this half term

Escape the miserable weather into a wonderful alternative universe of animation this half-term.

Animated Exeter will be screening over 100 animated films from the UK’s young animators, UK graduates and stunning selection of independent talent from around the world in addition to screenings of big movies: from Studio Ghibli’s ‘From Up Poppy Hill’ to ‘Frozen’ and ‘The Wolf Children’.

The international competition ‘Wide World’ to find the best animation for children had an enormous response the results of which audiences of all ages will enjoy on Monday and Wednesday.


Animated Exeter needs Volunteers!

Authored by lamorna
Posted: Fri, 01/31/2014 - 3:19pm

Animated Exeter is looking for sociable, fun-loving volunteers to help with this year's vibrant and diverse festival!

If you love animation and helping organise events, there are some great volunteering opportunities you may love to be involved with. Perhaps you have a specialist skill that would be of great benefit to the team, for example technical or photographic knowledge.

The festival offers workshops, screenings, careers advice, exhibitions and much more, with a hugely varied audience of families, schools, students, animation enthusiasts and industry professionals....

Animate yourselves, Exeter!

Authored by lamorna
Posted: Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:57pm

Spring is kicking off with a bang this year, with the arrival of the 15th edition of Animated Exeter, running from the 10th to the 22nd February 2014. These twelve days will see Exeter buzzing with exciting and innovative screenings, workshops and exhibitions taking place all over the city. The hugely varied programme of events will appeal to people of all ages, and there is plenty for families to do together too.

This year, Animated Exeter is celebrating its new status as an international animation festival, screening competitive films from around the globe, including entries from...

Animated Exeter: Book your tickets for this half term

Animated Exeter takes place this February 18th-23rd, at a number of venues in and around Exeter. Whether you’re into animation, an avid gamer, visual effects fanatic or just want to treat yourself to some extraordinary entertainment - it all starts here. An innovative street game is the 2013 festival highlight.

Bristol-based Slingshot have created a new immersive game for Animated Exeter, based on the Philip Reeve story The Exeter Riddles . Time Winders puts the player at the centre of a narrative adventure. Players race to find their way to locations in the city centre. Each...