Hatfield’s University of Hertfordshire holding ‘world famous’ animation festival

PUBLISHED: 09:53 19 May 2017

Hatfield's University of Hertfordshire

Hatfield's University of Hertfordshire

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Hatfield’s University of Hertfordshire will hold its annual animation festival next week.

The university’s 14th Animation Exposé on Thursday, May 25, will include inspirational talks from industry leaders about the latest blockbusters.

In the morning guests will be treated to a line-up of industry speakers from leading visual effects, games and animation industries, such as Frontier Developments, Outpost VFX, Karrot Animation and MPC.

The afternoon will see the prestigious animation film showcase, containing the very best 3D, games, VFX and 2D animated movies from the graduating class of talented students.

Films will be in stiff competition with each other to win top prizes, decided upon by a distinguished panel of industry judges including staff from Disney, Blue Zoo, Burrows CGI, Foster and Partners, Darkside Studios, Rewind, Random 42 and many more.

In a joint statement, the university’s Martin Bowman and Daniel Goodbrey said: “This year our popular animation festival is shaping up to be our best ever.

“We run an internationally renowned and award-winning animation course and this event is the culmination of months of work for our students, providing them with the chance to showcase their huge range of talents.

“We believe that the combination of exceptional technical and art skills, coupled with high level industry links, will open doors for an artist, and the university works exceptionally hard to help graduates attain successful careers in the industry.” This year the whole day will be streamed for free in HD around the world and organisers will also be able to take questions and responses from internet viewers.

More information can be found on headlines.herts.ac.uk

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