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Our biggest event yet, featuring, special guest Laurie Rowan, live music and brainwave visualisations from Rosa Francesca, a groan tube recital from Tat Vision, and Louis in a bubblewrap suit.

This event had more of a behind-the-scenes-y vibe than usual. It was all very satisfying.

Rosa Francesca’s performance was hypnotic, using a hacked meditation headset to show a visualisation of her brainwaves. It was powerful to see the audience glancing between Rosa and her brainwaves in unison, figuring out the relationship between Rosa's actions, emotions, and what was happening on screen.

Our special guest, Laurie Rowan, showed us the journey of finding his style, the progression to directing, and the art of constantly trying new experiments.

Thanks to Second Home Studios' Amanda Haas for the incredible trophies, Max Priddy for being on the buttons, and BFI Network for the continuing support.

February 2022's Playlist

Second Home Studios - WaterAid: The Girls Who Turned To Water + Making Of

Dingli Yang - The Gate

Dan Crew - No Secret - Rage On

Elliot Spencer-Wright - Track Stridin'

Nicola Nikolaos Finizio - Nosferatu, 2D FX Reel, Klaus 2D FX breakdown

Phoebe & Rachel Rutter - Sketti

Well Douglas - Tat Vision Ep 7 Doll, Ep 33 Bangles, Ep 45 Lamp Shade, The Nostalgia Coma

Groan Tube live performance

Rosa Francesca music performance + live visuals driven by Rosa's brain signals.

Laurie Rowan

Career Presentation

GIFs: Just Looking, Wibblyman, Legs, Holehead, Bowl Strut, Bowls

It’s A Messy Business

Interval animations by:

Abbie Partridge, Angus Ulyett, Carlton Matthews, Holly Jameson, JanCarlo Caling, Jihyun Kim, Junior Thomas, Ted H Jones, Kate Lizzy Davis, Katie Durkin, Louis Hudson, Nicola Finizio, Pickle x Rosa Kennedy, Pierce Harper, Simon Price, Well Douglas, Tali/Aaron Peart

Photos by David Stanley / Guri Bosh.

We had animators falling into a pile of leaves in order to win a Dorcha LP and Mr Egg badge. Louis dressed like a suave acorn too.

Our guests, Remus and Kiki, were funny, insightful, and got the room buzzing. How a couple graft that hard and closely while not killing each other is a lesson in symbiosis.

Dorcha mixed their beautiful music with visuals by artists including Black Peppa, Shiyi Li and Brid Rose (How was that Brid’s first animation?!).

Thanks to Max Priddy for being on the buttons, RoguePlay for the crash mats, I Choose Birmingham for the badges, and BFI Network for the continuing support.

November 2021's Playlist

Jake Wesley-Worrall - DO NOT TOUCH

Enya Szalay - BOB

Dan Crew - Certain - Whatever I Do ft. Ange Lloyd

Luke Frangeskou - I'm Going To Space

Brothers McLeod - Circle Square 'The Outfit'

Brid Rose - Dorcha - Honey Badger

Remus & Kiki


Night Falls on Loserville



Shit Burger

Love Nest

Ted Ed - A Brief History of Chess

Adult Swim Ident - Rick & Morty

Adult Swim Ident - Beef House 'Beefwitched'

Adult Swim Ident - Beef House 'Dive'

Adult Swim Ident - Primal


Intro + visuals by Shiyi Li

Hose + visuals by Stuart-Lee Tovey, Brid Rose, Dom MacMillan

Monkey Dust + visuals by IMPATV

As + visuals by Brid Rose & Beth Bellis ft Black Peppa

Horses + visuals by Eric & Erin

Photos by David Stanley / Guri Bosh.

Could we touch? Couldn’t we? It was strange to be mingling freely in the flesh after so long. The atmosphere was great, and thanks to Nortons’ airy bar it felt safe.

It was encouraging to see so much incredible new animation, a lot of which was created just for the night. It was a proper Midlands-wide showing too. Animators came in from Nottingham, Stafford, Milton Keynes and Gloucester to show their work. The community really felt alive and they brought the talent out in spades (We have a community. That’s nice isn’t it?).

Having two lots of guests falling through was a reminder that we’re not through this pandemic yet. We’ll keep doing fun events as long as we can, but always balancing them out with safety. I might even wear a crash helmet next time.

August 2021's Playlist

James Wilkinson - Out Of Touch

Dan Crew - NoSecret - In Wonder

Emily Doyle - Pollen

Luke Frangeskou - Plant

Matt Waruszynski - How To Be Successful

Ryan Boylett - Pascal The Llama

Krunk - Touch

Phoebe Rutter - Get Off Your Phone

Josh Leach - Tom Aspaul - W.M.

Ross Butter - Boris Eats A Pot Noodle

Troy Browne

Black is a Beautiful Struggle

Stories in Place Mitchell's The Bowl

James Brown - Super Bad Parts 1, 2 & 3

(Films that should have been shown... Oops. We'll play them next time.)

Enya Szalay - BOB

Jake Wesley-Worrall - DO NOT TOUCH

Interval animations by:

Borislava Marangozova, Carla Horton, Louis Hudson, Craig Bush, Gazmotion, Jardine Sage, Luke Cowdell, Ministry Of Motion, Pete Richards, Reda El Mraki, Troy Browne

Photos by Jack Spicer Adams

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