Animation lecturer invited as international festival judge
2:27pm Monday 21st October 2013 in News
A CREATIVE media lecturer at Coleg Sir Gâr’s Graig campus in Llanelli has been invited to join the judging panel at an international festival of animation.
Sean Vicary, an artist filmmaker from Cardigan, was asked to be involved in this year’s Bradford International Animation Festival - the UK’s largest running film festival. The invitation follows a recent showing of Sean’s own animation called Re-tolled, which was screened on Channel 4’s animation showcase, Random Acts. “I’m delighted to be asked to join the festival panel especially as it’s in its 20th anniversary year,” said Sean Vicary, who is also premiering new work at the Blinc Digital arts festival in Conwy this month. “I’m really looking forward to seeing the shortlisted films, though it promises to be a difficult task selecting winners from among the best animation the world currently has to offer.”
Hosted by the National Media Museum, Sean will be joining a line-up of guests and judges including some of the world’s renowned animators from Australia, the UK and the Czech Republic. “I’m rather excited the event is being hosted at the National Media Museum,” said Sean. “It’s home to a collection of work by Ray Harryhausen, a big hero of mine as the famous animator of Jason and the Argonauts.”
In an event which attracts the likes of Aardman and Pixar, Sean is looking forward to the festival where there will be a special screening of his Re-Tolled animation, which aims to prompt questions from audiences and artists in an event hosted by Animate Projects.