The BFI Future Film Festival (20th-22nd February) is in its eighth year, and organisers said “it is bigger and better than ever!” On Friday 20th it will be having a new Animation+ day. The Fest will be screening The Magpie, a film that was made by former Lincoln School of Film & Media students. You can now watch The Magpie, which was created when in their final year as animation students, by William Wivell and Gary Davies. Will’s got in touch to add: credit, too, to Jake Longworth, the 3D concept work and post-production guy and Estelle Sharpe, who assisted with the animation. The sound design was created by audio production graduates Lilly Cording and Alex O’Brien. Alex said: “The Magpie was a fantastic project to be a part of. I learnt a lot about working with animation and how important music and sound really are in this genre. As a team we are incredibly proud to have our film shown at the BFI Future Film Festival next month and we are excited to see what may come of it.”
BFI Future Film Fest tickets are on sale online from the British Film Institute.
From the BFI Future Film Festival site: Over a three-day weekend between 20-22 February 2015, we’ll be hosting an incredible line up of practical workshops, masterclasses, screenings and Q+As, plus networking opportunities for young aspiring filmmakers aged 15-25. Each day of the festival has a different focus:
Friday 20 Feb: new Animation+ day, with events that cover digital moving-image arts, music videos, gaming, coding alongside new and traditional methods of animation
Saturday 21 Feb: all about fiction storytelling on film, including comedy, drama and genre filmmaking for shorts, features and online
Sunday 22 Feb: will explore documentary filmmaking, both as an art form and specialist career.